A much more simplistic setup, consisting of a monitor, a pair of speakers, and a couple of amps. This setup would be best used in the post/production phase, the mixing and mastering portion, finalizing the track so it can be released into the mainstream consciousness and consumed like any other piece of entertainment.
The first thing most bedroom producers need to invest in when setting up a small home studio, is a MIDI keyboard/controller they can use to play melodies and control software parameters. The M-Audio Axiom 25 is perfect for this; it features 25 semi-weighted keys for a pleasing playing experience, 8 trigger pads to tap your beats on plus 8 assignable knobs and some buttons for controlling your DAW and virtual instrument parameters. This all looks good on paper but how does it perform?