The list author says: "The home recording field has exploded in recent years. The potential for making excellent quality, multi track recordings anywhere at anytime is now more available than a pay telephone. This list is designed to help the absolute novice engineer navigate the waters and make the best, easiest choices to get started in home recording. Questions are welcome."
"This interface is the easiest mac based interface that will absolutely shine in the quality of recording that it delivers. It even has a high quality microphone built in. If you are just interested in recording your own instrument and vocals, this is an excellent way to do that. You can also plug in an external mic. and there is a mini plug for your headphones."
"These headphones are comfortable, versatile and quiet. All important to consider in home recording. You can use these for a variety of recording applications from tracking to mixing to just listening for enjoyment."
"A nice step up from GarageBand that includes resources that every beginning engineer will find helpful, including software instruments and a great effects package. Learning curve is about a 6 out of 10."