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People always ask us what kind of cheap equipment they need to buy to record home music. When they say “economic” we really think they mean economic.

What is the best computer for a home recording studio? To get started, you don’t need to use an expensive computer like a Macbook or a custom-made computer. Of course everyone will have a different computer but if it is a laptop, it will be fine and you will be able to run a home recording studio. Make sure your computer is able to run software for the studio you will probably want a computer with a good processor and you will definitely want at least 4 gigabytes of ram. You can get away with 2GB of ram but don’t even try to use one, many of these programs specify that they won’t run with less than one GB of ram. Otherwise you will be frustrated and the registration software will start acting up and you will have any kind of technical problem. Some people may not agree, but this is what we have noticed.   MIDI interface recommended for newbies The next thing you will want to have to create your home studio is a MIDI interface. We recommend the Tascam’s US – 122 model if you have just started, but you are free to buy the model you like best. They will work well anyway, they are of good quality but not fantastic.   One thing to keep an eye on regardless of the model are the outputs; Check the outputs! The model we recommend has RCA outputs, so if you want TRS outputs, which will surely offer you better quality, you can point to more expensive MIDI audio interfaces. US – 122 costs around $ 50 the price can vary and you can find fantastic offers on ebay. In short, the MIDI audio interface will connect you to your computer, basically it will set up an external sound card.

MIDI sound controller for newbies To play your music, you’ll need some sort of MIDI controller, unless you have a synthesizer that has MIDI output. As a beginner, you could take an EE – MU Xboard Forthy – Nine. You could find this controller on ebay at a price between 30 and 60 $.   This controller actually has a lot of potential. It also has a very rare functionality, you can use the EE – MU Xboard Forthy – Nine with batteries, without the socket.   The second MIDI controller model we recommend is the AKAI LPD 8. It’s another type of MIDI controller that you will need to use through the panel. You can use potentiometers to apply different effects. So you can use it for all your purposes. It will easily line up with other items on your desk. This model will be fine, especially if you’re using a laptop for your studio, because it’s basically the same size as a laptop and you can safely slip it under the computer, you won’t need the keyboard right now. Finally we recommend the model AKAI LPD 8 from the price of 70 – 100 $ on Ebay. If you are looking for something with a drum pad it might be suitable for you.   Adapters for a home studio You will absolutely need these adapters if you want a home studio. You can start buying these small components when you like, but you will need to keep an eye on them as they are very small and easy to lose. You will have to keep them in a box, otherwise you will end up losing them.

Beginner microphones for a home studio. The microphone we recommend is the MXL 990. This microphone is basically the cheapest you can buy to get started. But don’t worry, anyone who has had one of these to start with is one of the most used microphones by beginners. MXL 990 is a condenser microphone, nothing special. There is a small MXL logo on the front of the microphone, from the side where you sing to speak. Since it is a cardio microphone you will not be able to use it except from the front. I’ve often seen people use it as a dynamic microphone and sing like a normal one, it won’t work that way. But the XML 990 includes its accommodation and accommodation to be able to use it immediately. Another thing you will need is the microphone stand, but then buy one for a short time on Ebay or you can buy an arm for a dynamic microphone and use a dynamic microphone. Plus if you’re screaming, like you’re recording death metal or something, you could get a Shure PG – 58. This doesn’t cost much either.   MIDI cables for home recording studios   You will need at least one MICI cable because even if you are using USB cables you will never know if something will go wrong with USB cables, in fact it may become expensive to have to change them again and again. You will need to insert your MIDI cable into the MIDI interface from your keyboard or your drumpad. They are not so expensive, at best it would be good to have one right if it were to serve.

And other little things like suspender cables are a convenience to have always at hand, we guarantee that you will find a use for them too. If you don’t, you could find yourself having to buy 11. So make sure you buy at least one. They are cheap. Headphones for neophytes An economic and common possibility are the Sony headphones that will do just fine if you are starting with amateur materials and equipment. Sony Studio Monitor headphones cost around $ 20 but will do very well. In any case, if you’re starting out, you won’t be able to spend much. So don’t be ashamed to buy $ 20 headphones.

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Today, we will talk about four of the best basic equipment for a home recording studio with this perspective.

We have many qualified professionals as well as engineers who follow our site and we have people who have been doing recordings for many many years and we have a lot of professionals who read our posts because they love learning new ways to do their jobs But we also have many neophytes. A lot of people are approaching home recordings for the first time and there is a lot of information out there. This is why we write these articles, because there is too much information and can confuse ideas. So we tried to distil them to make them available to users who want to get a fantastic sound and become professionals in this field. So today, we’re going to target newbies, but we have something for you professionals too, so keep in mind what’s really important in a recording studio and avoid getting lost in the tons of different components and parts.

They will seem different for each producer but in reality the components are always the same. So let’s discuss them very quickly, we’ll give you some examples to think about, but the real point is to make you understand that you already have all these devices, but are you using them correctly? if you are confused about something that is not included in these key components, you can just put it aside and make sure you have these 5 components at your fingertips. Number 1; computer Is the most important thing. Nowadays, mixing is all set up in your computer, I know it’s not 100% there, but it’s the cheapest way to get 100 console tracks at home for recordings, mixing and arrangements. You don’t need an eat tape, and you don’t need a mixer, just a computer.

So your computer is the most important thing. You can use a PC or a MAC, a laptop or a desktop. You can also start with the computer you are reading this article with now. Quoi really and probably record and mix with this computer. How far will you be able to go far? We do not know. If you are simply making acoustic recordings or voice demos, you may already be working with what you have right now. If you want to record audio that will have more than 20 tracks, you will need a much more complicated sound and do a lot of editing, finally you will feel the limitations of your old computer. But the good thing is that computers are becoming more comfortable and powerful. So do your best with what you have and switch to a more powerful computer when you feel the limitations of the old one.   Number 2; Software. Known as DAW

What platforms will you use for recording and mixing? Here are some options: Pro Tools Studio One Logic Cubase Nuendo FL Studio The list of software that you could actually use is still long. But this choice should be made depending on your computer. Some of the programs are only for other PCs only for MAC and some work on both platforms.   Number 3: Audio interfaces Audio interfaces include converters, preamplified microphones and your monitor, all in one package. It could be a USB device, firewire, thunderball or PCI connected to your computer and can cost from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand But they all do the same thing. they take an analog sound, convert it into a digital signal and send it to your computer via a USB or firewire connection. So you can manipulate the sound with software.

Whether large or small they all do the same basic thing but the difference between them is the amount of tracks you can record simultaneously, how many outputs and inputs you need. So if you’re familiar with the recordings, you’ll probably want an interface with at least two channels. In this way you will be able to make audio with the guitar or with a stereo battery with the recorder and at the same time the piano, that’s all you need. You have these options. So buy one of these packages and go ahead!   Number 4: Mircophone You will need at least a good microphone to capture the analog sound and we recommend a large diaphragm condenser microphone. This could be the typical studio microphone and you can buy one for less than a hundred dollars.

There are tons of great brands you can choose from. Take one and produce great tracks with this microphone recording tributes and acoustic guitars. Many household manufacturers prefer closed microphones on the back. Because the sound does not escape sideways and you will be able to record a natural sound in this way. They also go well if you have just started. Because your walls won’t have an acoustic treatment.


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