It is possible to have a home music studio by investing on quality appliances and devices. Whether you are into recording for personal use or you wish to come up with near-professional quality output, there are devices you can bring home to make it happen. As long as you invest on the right products and seek help in installing them, recording at home is possible. Here are the essential items to buy.
The good thing is that you don’t need to buy one if you already have it at home. Just make sure that you empty the memory first as these recordings may take up a lot of space. As long as it has a built-in sound card, it would be fine. Laptop computers also come with digital audio converter, MIDI input and output and microphone plugs. This makes it easier to connect the other devices necessary for the recording. Investing on quality sequencing software is also a must. It allows you to edit and mix various tracks, add effects or export files into other storage devices.
Buy a quality microphone to capture the best sound from the original source. Even if there is advanced technology available to edit bad recording or add effects to make them sound better, nothing compares to quality source recording. With a good microphone, this aspect won’t be sacrificed. If you are planning to record songs for a rock band, different microphones must be bought to equally capture the music. There are smaller dynamic microphones available at a lower price too.
3. Speakers and headphones
Monitor speakers help ensure that the audio sounds exactly as it was recorded. There are no “extras” to spice up the recording and it will sound more natural. Headphones on the other hand are used to listen to previously recorded tracks as a new one is being recorded. It cancels all other noises so that the person recording the new sound can focus well.
4. Audio interface
This device allows you to plug all sorts of microphones, instruments and devices in just one box. You can’t plug them all into your computer. The audio interface will do the job. There is a plug from the interface that can be plugged directly into the computer. It is helpful especially if you are using laptops as they don’t have space for more external PCI cards. Laptops are also generally slower. If you have an audio interface, recording with a band is easier.
Buying equipment for a perfect home recording studio can be costly. The good thing is that there are cheaper alternatives available. Just check out the specs of each option so you can decide to take home the cheaper one since it can provide the same quality result. Besides, if you are into an entry level recording quality only, there is no need to spend a lot of money on state of the art appliances. Perhaps, you can invest on them later if you decide to create more professional recordings.