It doesn’t really matter that you buy the latest/best high-tech music studio equipment and software if you don’t have the ideas and the necessary talent to create some good tracks. It’s really the quality of the music you make that ultimately matters more than anything else. If you are technically perfect, but the song stinks, then, well, the song still stinks. Perfect production can only take you so far.
The flip side of this problem is that a good song, well-produced, can be a great song. Considering details, attending to the small stuff, and being a bit of a perfectionist with the mixing and mastering may leave you with a stellar product, one you can really be proud of.
Learn how to use the hardware and software that you already have, and use it to its maximum potential. Take online courses, read the manuals, join forums, and really dig in to the features. There are so many resources available for anyone interested in home music production using a home computer, taking advantage of them is critical for success.
Just remember, both hardware and software are only one part of the equation. Concentrate on writing great songs and tracks to record, and then spend your efforts recording them and mixing them perfectly. Focus on the fundamentals. Take your time with the production, and you’ll get the best results. Anyone can record anything. You want to stand out and be the best!
Here is a good place to start if you want to learn more about the techniques, software and hardware to create music.