I apologise if I'm not wording this properly, I understand this can be a bit of a broad question. But basically I want to get back into music to make my own progressive/djent music and I'm considering buying a 7 string guitar to jam with. If you don't mind explaining to me, I need some recommendations on what the basic gear is that I need? I'm not going all out with a pro setup right now, I have a pretty decent PC with Logitech speakers and some Samsung headphones, so I need to know what basic drum program to use and also how to record the guitar/bass tracks? I live in a small room at the moment so I'm thinking about getting a line 6 POD, though they can be a bit expensive. Maybe someone knows of something more affordable I could start with? what VST's would you recommend? I'm looking towards writing some stuff at my own pace (I listen to bands like Meshuggah, Behold.. The Arctopus, Periphery etc). Just wondering where I should start off to get going.