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sudo wrote

You could get away with only software if you're trying to make instrumental electronic music. There are also some synthesizers, like ZynAddSubFX, that can closely emulate the sounds of real-life instruments, but they're very hard to program from scratch. If you can find someone else's preset online for the instrument you want, and it doesn't sound like crap, then you could make any kind of instrumental music.

But other than that, yeah, you really do need high-quality recording hardware.