From the beginning, Behringer has always been about one thing: making professional-quality audio equipment accessible to anybody. Uli Behringer knew from experience when he founded the company that it could be tough to gain a foothold in the music industry due to the costs of pro hardware. Today, Behringer makes everything in-house, which streamlines their manufacturing and allows them to keep a close eye on quality. The result is high-performance recording gear that doesn't require a second mortgage to own. Music production is one of the most digitized creative fields out there, so USB audio interfaces are a key component of most home studios. Behringer has a few in their lineup, including the Firepower series, which are high-end rack-mount and tabletop audiophile interfaces. If you're just looking for a simple RCA-to-USB adapter, then take a look at the compact U-CONTROL interfaces. Or, for direct connection to a guitar for recording or using software effects and amps, consider the Guitar Link UCG102.
Behringer also has a few digital/analog converters to choose from, like the ADA8000, a 24-bit A/D/A converter kitted out with 8 channels and built-in phantom-powered mic preamps. This converter can feed a multitrack recorder or whatever ADAT-compatible equipment you'd like to feed a signal to, and it takes up just one rackspace. Its cousin is the SRC2496, which is the perfect translator between digital audio hardware that uses different formats. This interface converts signals on the fly, and also supports XLR, RCA and optical outputs, making it basically the ultimate audio middle-man.
Of course, all the interfaces and converters in the world won't go very far in the studio if you can't listen. That brings up one of the most important pieces of recording gear: studio monitors. Behringer has plenty of these to choose from, including active monitors like the Behritone C5A and most of the TRUTH series, which require only an audio source to work. For the purists among us who insist on passive monitors hooked up to a favorite amp, there are the TRUTH B2030P and B2031P nearfields.
No matter whether you're a hobbyist or a professional, a studio needs good-quality recording gear to produce the best results. You can expect just that from Behringer, with a good selection of equipment to help you build or update a digital recording studio that you can truly be proud of.