Home Recording Studio Equipment you need to work from home

Home Recording Studio Equipment you need to work from home

For those who want to work from home in the recording industry - you obviously need home recording equipment. What kind of gear you need to get started varies depending on the recording you plan to make from home. For example, if you only plan to record online video or podcasts, you need less equipment than if you tried to record music.

Of course, one of the most important components of home recording equipment you need is a microphone (or microphone). First of all - especially if you have a very small budget - I recommend a USB microphone like the Samson Q1U, which only goes around $ 49. If you're planning on just voting or simple solo-type it just might be enough for you . There are several advanced models of USB microphone that you can upgrade to. If you have the budget, I strongly recommend a completely different type of microphone (not USB) called a large membrane condenser microphone, such as Rode NT2-A, along with an audio interface screen such as Avid Fast Track or Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. A microphone / interface combination of that type starts at about 200 kronor.

You also need recording programs. Most computers come today with some basic form of recording programs, but it will not be enough for those who want to earn some money from the recording. Instead of spending money on professional recording software, many professionals use Audacity, which can be downloaded for free. Audacity has a great range of features and abilities for the price, which, as I mentioned if you missed it, is FREE. I would also suggest that you add a program called Reaper for $ 60 (unless and until you start making 10-20 thousand clams a year. Then you will be asked to pay for commercial license for $ 220).

This next piece of studio equipment gives rise to a lot of controversies. I refer to studio screens, as in speakers. I have previously written about how our ears lie to us at best times, but even the most honest ears can easily be fooled by things that you mix in and the speaker's response. In an ideal world, you would make your critical listening and mixing in a room that does not brake multiple frequencies before they reach your ears (Google expresses room acoustics for more details on the fun little subject), even though they are reproduced on perfect speakers. You would also have a perfect answer from the speakers in this perfect world. If your mood is a bedroom, as it is for most home records, just know that what you hear is already missing in several ways. You can improve that situation if you have really good speakers, but it's not easy (I refer you back to room acoustics).

Another way to monitor is via headphones. To start, you do not need anything special in that department as long as you can clearly hear what you recorded. For music, you want at least one pair of closed headphones for overdubbing so the sound from the headphones does not bleed down the cheeks of the microphone.

What is the best monitoring solution then? Should you buy special display speakers? My heretic advice is that if you record music, you should. Mixing while listening to sounds coming through the air is too critical when recording multiple instruments and songs, etc. But if you only record voice and persuasion, I say that you can join the speakers on your computers with your headphones, at least to begin. To compensate for audio-age, make your final listening on both your headphones and your computer's speakers. Then listen in the car, your iPod and maybe some other systems to make sure your end product sounds good at all.

So what kind of monitors should you buy? Well, there are two main types, active and passive. I would say that active monitor speakers are better off than passive speakers. The reason is that they have the amplifier built into them, as passive speakers do not. And the reason that this is good is that passive speakers require you to have an amplifier as a separate device all the way, which will lead to cost increases, as well as adding other logistical and electrical complications.

So, in a nutshell, to get dressed with the basic home theater system, you'll need: A computer recording microphone (s), monitors, no matter what equipment you buy the most important thing to remember, the knowledge about the most important audio basics is much more Useful than expensive equipment. If you do not have basic knowledge, you will always end up with noisy sound no matter how expensive the equipment is.

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