Music Recording

As a producer, I really enjoy collaborating with other artists to help them realize their visions. Everything listed below is projects where I was involved in recording, mixing, and producing.

Why a Simple Home Recording Studio is Best (At First)
The fact is, not only is it possible to start off with just a simple studio…it’s actually preferable.

Because just like with any hobby, by attempting too much too soon:

you get overwhelmed,
you get discouraged, and…
you eventually quit.
And all the time and money you invest is wasted.

So to avoid this fate, just keep it simple. But you might be wondering…

How cheap is too cheap?
Since home recording can be expensive…musicians often search for the cheapest possible solutions to recording their music.

And that’s fine, except…there is such a thing as “too cheap“.

While it is technically possible to build a working studio for as little as $400-$500…

There are low limits to what can be accomplished in such a studio…and I really wouldn’t recommend it to anyone truly serious about recording their music.

Instead…here’s what I do recommend:

The Perfect First Home Recording Studio for Newbies
The Perfect First Home Recording Studio for Newbies
With the following 9 items:

A Computer
DAW/Audio Interface Combo
Studio Monitors
One or Two Microphones
A Few Cables (contact EMS Solutions lead free assembly for advice on cable assembly)
One Mic Stand
A Pop Filter
Ear Training Software
What you have is a simple working studio, perfect for anyone just starting out with home recording.

And here’s why:

It allows you to start ASAP with a minimal investment in both time and money.
More importantly…it’s the perfect foundation to build upon later as your skills mature.
Now let’s talk more about each item on the list…

1. A Computer
Home Recording Studio Computers
When starting a studio from scratch, the computer is the biggest expenditure by far.

Because as common wisdom states:

Ideally, you want the fastest one you can afford.

But these days, virtually everyone already has a computer of some sort. And virtually all computers, Mac or PC, are fast enough to at least get you started.

So in the beginning, regardless of your budget, I recommend using what you have for now.

If and when you want to upgrade later on, here’s what I recommend:

The Best Computers/Laptops for Music Production
Classic Example:

Macbook Pro – (Amazon/B&H)
Up next…

2. A DAW/Audio Interface Combo

If you don’t already know…

The DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is the software used to record, edit, and mix music on your computer…

And the Audio Interface is the hardware used to connect your computer with the rest of your gear.

These two items can either be bought separately, OR as a combo. But your first studio…I highly recommend the combo.

Here’s why:

It’s one less item on your shopping list.
It’s cheaper than buying them separately.
It offers guaranteed compatibility and tech support.
Plus, the companies that offer these combos are among the best in the business: Presonus, Avid and Steinberg.

Presonus offers a free copy of their Studio One Artist DAW with the following popular interfaces:

PreSonus AudioBox GO – (Amazon/B&H/Thomann)
PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 – (Amazon/B&H/Thomann)
PreSonus AudioBox iOne (iOS compatible) -(Amazon/B&H)
Presonus AudioBox iTwo (iOS compatible) – (Amazon/B&H/Thomann)
And they offer Studio One Artist + Ableton Live Lite on the following interfaces:

PreSonus 24c – (Amazon/B&H/Thomann)
PreSonus 26c – (Amazon/B&H/Thomann)
Presonus Studio 1810c – (Amazon/B&H/Thomann)
More Options
Avid used to offer a free copy of Pro Tools with a couple of affordable audio interfaces.

Unfortunately, they’re down to 1 mid level model these days. So if you’re only a beginner it might be overkill.

If you would like to hear my music, click here.

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