These days recording an audio can literally be beamed through the air and transferred from one box to another. This is what we call a virtual realm of recording. Instead of being held on tape format as in the 80’s , saving of audio records can be duplicated and replicated any number of times without losing any fidelity. Virtual recording studio is the one that is simultaneously more advanced and more affordable. If you have a computer with a sound card and any kind of microphone, then your virtual recording studio is probably sitting in a room in your house, or on your laptop. Today, with the availability of unbelievably affordable (some ever free!) recording software and USB microphones, professional sound audio is achievable for just about anyone with a computer, or even a smart phone !
One can get Launchpad on an iphone or turn your iPad into an analogue-modelling synthesizer. I have a friend who is good in making and remixing music on his mobile devices like instantly mapping his digital audio workstation parameters to his hardware controls. His novation products , apps and software integrate with his gear to create unique and portable workstations.