It's very little to do with equipment, studios or whatever - it's the desire for self expression, that is paramount.
Man, why don't you mix then with some desktop pc speakers and the built in soundcard in your pc?
It has to do with the quality of the gear too
, or you might have trouble delivering the best sound to your public. That's why pro gear exists so you have access to tools way above the average consumer equipment. For me creativity is something spontaneous and accessible, that's why I love a lot of knobs and keys in front of me.
Yeah Kitaro made amazing tracks and he created polyphony by painfully recording over and over again to tape his mono synths. But do you want to go again to those times, do you want the technical part to be 98% and the rest the creative part?
I'm a Computer graphics artist, and a 1500 euros monitor is not enough to see if all my colors are correct, I still have to check my work in 3 or 4 monitors to make an average. And I'm not talking about particular colors, but a general feeling that is lost just by viewing your work in another screen. If your 150 euros monitor shows black as gray, that simple detail affects all the colors.
If my graphics card has very little VRAM I can't work with 4k textures and I have to work in little parts losing the work as a whole.
If all my work depends on a 150 euros TFT monitor I would be fucked, plain and simple, no matter how creative I am.My answer to this thread is simple, deep inside you want all that pro gear, but because some of you can't make a living based in your unsuccessful work, you dig these quotes from famous people.