My wounding slashes are aimed at myself! Like you, I have trouble with digital gear, and also have trouble focusing on the music when focusing on the recording gear. So more than suggesting you not build boats for the sake of sailing, I was suggesting you build a small boat first, then move up to building the bigger boats, or choose to have a pro build it for you if your small boat isn't what you'd hoped for. Also trying to separate boat building (producer/ engineer) from sailing (playing music). FWIW I used to build boats quite well but was never much of a sailor. They really are different things, and we see three kinds of people in those processes: Those who are great at one, the other, and rarer; both. I was early on inspired by Steve Tibbetts who made his name recording with a Sony Pro Walkman cassette machine. I bought one and that was my recording gear for the '90s. Hard to run two mics into those 1/8" input jacks! Here's Steve now, I had not followed his work since way back. Interesting to follow his path of learning and developing skills recording, playing, hiring, collaborating and orchestrating.