Welcome to a strange place...
I used to do lots of recording years ago. Recording (to cut a long and eventful history of my recording exploits short) abstract 'sound collages' on cassettes - with noises, sound effects, music from various artists and genres, and other sounds from all kinds of sources, such as the radio, records, other cassettes and from the real world. I called the results 'Trippy Tapes' due to them being great to listen to while under the influence of certain substances...
Those recordings can't be published here though due to my nicking sounds from multiple copyrighted sources.
A lot were done on whichever simple 'double cassette player' was to hand by jamming the mode switch between radio and cassette for example... But the point is that I also, either alone or with various other people, in particular with friend David Porter, experimented with music, of sorts, using cheapo synths/keyboards and other sound equipment such as my beloved Fostex X-26 4 Track mixer (which was eventually stolen!).
It was Dave who inspired me to get the mixer in the first place and who recently has inspired me yet again to do something with music/sounds. Hence my new website section, Audio.
These days you don't need much money, if any, to make music. At the moment I'm using a fairly cheap software called MultitrackStudio - a digital audio workstation, along with collected, free, virtual instruments and effects.
I hope to record on a fairly regular basis now, i.e. not leave it for years, and keep improving the quality of stuff I do. The first few songs in the Audio section have given me something to do while I have a break from constructing my novel.
I think it will be good to bounce back and forth between music and writing. Each can inspire the other, and each need to be left alone sometimes.