It's hard to say what I may want to have back-and-forth discussions about but the best thing I can suggest is current methods for recording professional sounding tracks without paying loads of cash to a professional facility. In recording my first CD, Shy River I soon ran out of funds. Fortunately I had an iMac with enough processing speed and memory to support some decent recording applications. I got a used Focusrite pre amp on eBay $325, a $200 PreSonus Firebox interface, a $200 AKG Perception 200 condenser microphone, and a Shure SM 58 dynamic mic. Garage Band came with the iMac but I was lucky enough to get a learning edition of Cubase free with a Uno USB/MIDI cable that I purchased for $40. I was able to take Cubase files with me to the pro studio and the files uploaded successfully to the full version of Cubase there. I stuck to Cubase after starting my own studio since I find the interface a bit easier to use that GarageBand. Besides a few nice guitars, headphones and an Alesis MIDI keyboard I think thats all it really took to get some pretty slick recordings finished at home. The learning of all these tools and apps. might be something not everyone is ready for, but a little patience and faith got me through. Instead of beating myself up with frustration over not "getting it" I learned to "sleep on it." I often came up with solutions by remaining calm and confident that I'd figure things out.
Another thing I'd like to discuss in the future is choosing what music to play. Writing original music has been a real process for me. My father found success in taking traditional tunes, giving them life, and using all the best current styles. He was criticized for it but, as he said, "what if the critics were making the music? where would we be then? I will be sharing what I do to develop originals and what my father did to arrange his tunes.