I use a small stand alone Olympus voice recorder over my large condenser mic for recording tunes on the fly. Little voice recorders are good for many reasons but in particular they tend to capture decent quality with no fuss, confusion, or crashing.
When I sit down to practice the last thing I want to do is fuss with equipment.
When it comes to being creative, you don’t need a degree or a studio.
Like most skills, you get out what you put it.