Fancy recording equipment?
My fancy recording equipment consists of one computer, second hand, about seven years old, one twenty year second hand old borrowed mixer, and about seven ten year old second hand borrowed mikes, and of course, time and effort put into mixing. Total cost for me: $0, and some four hours recording and mixing, per song, average. If you wanted a studio like it, you could drop about $300 and have all that I have. Except for highly talented band members.
I am listening to the content of your songs your songs, not just the recording quality. But it is pretty hard to get past the recording quality.