Now anyone create their own music. You don’t need huge money or access to a very large space, recording and mixing music track is now becomes very simple you just need few tools and instruments to set up recording studio at your home and you can start creating great music.
Equipments list for home recording studio setup
Any studio setup is incomplete without the following few tools/instruments
#1 – Audio Interface
Audio Interface is the hardware used to connect your computer with the rest of your gear. You will need this to recored to your computer software using microphones, Keyboard or Guitars.
For a beginner, the best recommended Audio Interface : Roland Rubix 22
Rubix22 offers a perfect balance of high-fidelity sound, solid build quality, compact size, affordable price, and crucial features for today’s musicians and producers. With support for high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192kHz, Rubix22 sounds clear and defined and is carefully engineered to have extremely low noise from input to output. Its near universal USB support means it works seamlessly with Mac and PC computers, and even supports iPads, for the ultimate in portable music production and performance.
#2 – Microphones
When we thinks about microphones, the very first question comes in our mind is “What’s the best mic for recording”. For the most people for recording vocals, You will need a condenser microphones, There are so many great choices at much affordable price. I recommend these studio microphones for the beginners.
Samson C02: Samson C01 condenser microphones offer high-quality audio performance in an affordable package. Sold as a pair, the C02 microphones are ideal in applications requiring multiple mic placements, including percussion instruments such as cymbals and overheads as well as string instruments like guitar and violin. Using multiple mics help ensure accurately captured audio with increased detail for your recordings.
Samson C01: Samson’s C01 has all the performance features that you demand from a large diaphragm condenser microphone. It’s the perfect solution for recording vocals, acoustic instruments and for use as and overhead drum mic.
Featuring a large, dual-layer 19mm diaphragm with a cardioid pickup pattern, the C01 produces a smooth flat frequency response. Its two ultra-thin sensor membranes pick up far more detailed sounds than any dynamic coil. The result is a mic that captures accurate, detailed and smooth audio with warm bass tones and extended top end. You’ll hear the strings and wood of your guitar, the breath and resonance of a singer, or the brassy shimmer of a ride cymbal with crystal clear clarity.
The C01’s design includes a heavy gauge mesh grill, gold-plated XLR connecter and an LED for monitoring its 48V of phantom power. It also comes with a swivel mount that can be attached to any standard mic stand. In addition, an optional SP01 Spider Shockmount is available for increased mic and sound stability.
Samson’s C01 is one of the best values available from a professional recording microphone.
#3 – Headphones
When you’re just starting out, most of your time is spent recording by yourself. Which is why in the beginning, all you really need is one pair of headphones.
For a beginner, the best recommended Headphone : Roland RH5 , Samson SR 850
#4 – Monitor Speakers
Despite the fact that many home studios now do the majority of their mixing on open back headphones. but you will enjoy the great experience of sound mixing done on speakers.
Studio monitors have a much flatter frequency response, which provides a more neutral, uncolored sound to objectively judge your mix, and while they can get pricey, there are still plenty of affordable options for beginners as well.
For a beginner, the best recommended Monitor Speaker : Samson Mediaone M30
#5 – MIDI Keyboard
As we are discussing about the studio set for the beginners, we should not invest huge money on Keyboards or Piano. So the important thing is not to go overboard on your first purchase. So, start small and work your way up. With the addition of MIDI keyboard in your studio set up, you’ll feel like a REAL producer.
For a beginner, the best recommended MIDI Keyboard : Samson Carbon 49 – USB MIDI Controller
The Samson Carbon® 49 USB MIDI Controller makes musical performance and production accessible to everyone. For seasoned musicians and young creators alike, the Carbon 49 offers versatile, easy-to-use features in a compact, lightweight controller that’s well-suited for the stage and studio.
#6 – Computer
The most important thing that you must have to set up a recording studio is a computer. picking up a reliable computer, which will serve as the backbone for your home studio. Look for something fast, with decent storage, and capable of easily processing the audio you’re recording. but if your budget is low then go for any modern computer, thant will be sufficient for recording.
The other required equipments are XLR Cables, A Mic Stand, Pop Filters, Editing Software, Acoustic room.