Been producing with a laptop and headphones for a few years now and I finally decided to set up an actual music studio! We live in a 490 sqft apartment so I tried to keep it very minimal and on a tight budget.
Total cost of all gear shown: $534. Amount of money I spent: $454 (Because I already owned the midi keyboard) By far the most expensive things are the microphone, speakers, and audio interface. $370 for those three items alone.