If you are a student soon finishing final semester of your online music lessons, then building a home recording studio sounds exciting and amazing. Buying expensive devices in the beginning for your studio isn’t a smart move; rather than that, you can go with some common but useful devices that you will need in the starting process. Given below are list of some important devices that you will require to build your home recording studio.
- A computer: Buying a new computer with other devices might be the biggest expenditure in the studio setup. It is a good and long-term investment, but you can use what you have now. Later, for an upgrade, you can buy a new computer.
- Audio DAW\Interface combo-A DAW (digital audio workstation) is a device used to edit, record, and mix your audio or music on a computer, and the audio interface is the hardware used to connect the computer with other gear. You can buy these items separately or in a combo, but buying these two devices separately might be more expensive than buying them in a combo. In a combo, it also guarantees you its compatibility.
- Microphones - Microphones are one of the most important devices you will need in your recording studio. In the beginning, 2 or 3 microphones are enough for a beginner, but after some time, you will need dozens of microphones, according to their purposes. The one you buy in the beginning will depend on the instrument you will play.
- Headphones: In the beginning, the device you will use the most is your headphones, and that’s why you should invest your money in a closed-back headphone and open-back headphones. These two help in tracking and in mixing. Buy the one you can afford, but don’t buy the cheaper ones because they will not last a long time. We also suggest you buy an extension cable, because these headphones might not have very long cables.
- Studio monitors- As we all know, mixing has always been done on speakers, but nowadays more people do mixing on open-back headphones. If you want to use monitors, you can find plenty of affordable options like studio monitors, nearfield monitors, and the KRK Rokit 5 G3. The studio monitors have a flatter frequency response.
- Mic stand- There are plenty of options you can find in a mic stand, while there are many people who think all mics are the same and they can pick them randomly, but a solid mic is the best investment you can make as a beginner. On the other hand, if you have a low budget, you can buy any affordable mic stand which suits you.
By accumulating the devices described above by Singing Lessons Atlanta, you can very easily build your own home recording studio at an affordable price.