Welcome, Joshua. Yes, recording can be as simple or complex as you want or need it to be. I've been a home recordist since I bought my first 4-track reel to reel in 1978 and I have been learning ever since. Good luck with your studies.Hello, I am new here, but excited to potentially get answers to some of my many questions about recording. I'm going to school for audio production at Full Sail University and am looking forward to understanding this insanely complex world.