Here's a few of my own recordings
Like I've mentioned over and over across the site, this is my hobby too. Hands down the most effective (and most fun) way to learn this stuff is to sit down and do a song you like for real.
Not only do you get to learn how to use all your new (or gently used) gear, it's great practice getting your parts down, you end up learning the songs cold, and usually end up thinking of new parts too.Its like a Swirling Hurricane of Positivity!
I'll be adding to the list as I go, but these are all performed and mixed in the spare room of my apartment during all hours of the day and night (much to the delight/dismay of my uptight neighbors).
Below you can find a list of the gear I used for my creations.
Here's what I used to record everything above
As always there is no perfect piece of gear or software for everyone, but here's what has worked for me so far.
Audio Interface - PreSonus FireStudio Project
Drum Machine - Alesis SR-18
Condenser Mic - Rode NT1000
Headphones - Sony MDR-7510
Studio Monitors - M-Audio BX5
Control Surface - Behringer BCF2000
Recording Software - SONAR X1 Studio by Cakewalk