Logic Pro X (recently sometimes referred to simply as Logic Pro) is cheaper and easier to use than many other music recording softwares, but is still a very capable program in its own right. This fact on its own has made it a popular program for home recording since its release in 2013 (following the somewhat less popular Logic Pro 9). However, Logic Pro X is much more focussed on the recording an
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
If you’ve been making music with other people recently, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard the term audio interface thrown around quite a bit. Increases in digital recording software have made audio interfaces more effective tools than ever, and the climate of social distancing brought on by the still persisting pandemic had made audio interfaces a more important part of music making than eve
In this piece I am going to detail how to record from home with little to no prior experience, with little to no equipment, and with little to no budget. The methods described here are far from the only ones possible, but they are what have worked consistently for me and my band War Honey and the recording of our song “Racehorse”. I am writing this article primarily from my current perspective of
Like a lot of people, I felt a bit like my world had stopped turning when my state went on lockdown this past March. I remember staring out from my Brooklyn rooftop, taking in the city that I loved but at that moment was essentially off limits to me. However one of the hardest things for me to grapple with, as I’m sure it was for many other musicians and performers, was this feeling that my art an