I've had a few attempts at home recording years ago but haven't got far with it due to lack of proper gear and preservance. Some time ago I've started accumulating instruments and gear, reading recording and mixing related books and articles and now I want to start again. Main goal is to be creative and experiment with my own musical ideas, while trying to make it sound as much as professional and authentic as possible, no matter if commercial style or low fi. Just as a way of learning the craft of recording and mixing I was thinking of one interesting way. I thought of taking original songs of different styles that I find interesting and trying to replicate (approximate) them in my version as close as possible. Then analize the result and differencies. That should be possible given all the endless possibilities with todays computer based production. Does this make sense? Have any of you tried this before?