I've been playing guitar for quite some time, but now that technology made it easier, I've decided to start recording my own stuff.
I got a Toneport UX2 that would help as a sound card and with some of the effects, but I have no idea about what's next. A friend of mine told me that I would need something to "write" the music digitally (like Guitar Pro, or Jammer), a studio-like program (Sonar or whatever) and some sound fonts.
What are the best ways and softwares to start with? I'm not expecting to do anything professional, it's just to have an idea about the recording process and to manage my own sounds personally.
Thank you and best regards,