Recording can be intimidating at first, but you really only need a few basic tools to get started! We see images of these major recording studios and they look like command centers on a space station, but most of those big expensive pieces of gear have been replicated digitally to near perfection. They are now no more than a piece of software you load on your computer and voila! Recording studio!
If you plan to record vocals or any acoustic instruments you will need a microphone. Microphones range widely in quality and function and it’s the place I would recommend investing the most your budget allows. In the world of microphones, you do generally get what you pay for. You can use all the studio wizardry in the world but it’s really hard to get audio to sound good if it wasn’t recorded w
Wait, why do I need headphones? Headphones are essential for two main reasons, monitoring (listening to yourself while you’re recording along with any other tracks you may have in your project), and sound quality. Monitoring If you record using a microphone and monitor yourself without headphones you will likely get feedback. AHHH! Your microphone will be trying to listen to y
An Audio Interface allows you to connect your instrument and/or microphone directly to your computer. Some are designed just for electric guitars, basses, and other instruments that plug-in; others allow you to also plug in a microphone. Technically you can record into your computer using your computer’s built-in microphone, but the quality of this is not ideal. If you want to record anythi