Yes it does.
I can't imagine trying to just start out in recording today, I can't even think of how bewildering it must be to have learn all this stuff all at once. I'm sure I would get it, and I know there are people who do, but it's worlds away from the days where you bought a mixer and spent a year figuring out how to deal with routing and bussing while you saved up for a four-track and had maybe another year to figure THAT out while you saved up for an effects box and so on. These days you can buy all kinds of hardware for dirt cheap and download an entire studio to your computer for free, or close to.
It must sometimes seem like you need a PhD just to record your guitar.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Commenter "yep" in a digital-recording-related thread: