After having toured the FX-8350 on the net, I can confirm that the FX-8350 is AMD's return to the world of music. Where once a Phenom II already did the deal ... all just the case, the CPU processing power FX-8350 allows benefited from minimal latency.
To summarize: with an application that can only manage a single core, i5 or i7 is better. HOWEVER, if the handle is multicolored and or 64bit, as is the case of the last version of Cubase and Pro Tools, 8350 severely beam at a lower cost.
In short, you really went there to introduce him to his knees. If you are recording heavy with a full symphony orchestra and additions to an avalanche of plug-in, the bigger is better i7 or Xeon CPU. but for a home studio config average, can safely perform recording pro with the FX-8350.
+ Rhythm Guitar
+ Lead Guitar
+ Chant Choir
+ Lead Vocals
+ Optional VST Instrument