Home Recording Equipment

The home recording equipment you need will depend on what you want to record.

If you want to record vocals, guitar or live sound then you will need audio recording equipment a microphone, preamp, mixer etc.

For digital recording equipment you will need a keyboard and synthesizer.

Below is a list of the professional recording equipment you can use with a brief description of its use.

Click on each piece of equipment for a detailed description of its use.


Computer

  • The computer is used to store the recordingas well as perform all functions in the DAW.


DAW
Sequencer

  • This is like a tape recorder in software form. Use it to record, edit, mix and add effects.


Audio Interface
Soundcard

  • Use this to get the music from the microphone into the computer.


Monitor

  • You can listen to what you have recorded with monitors.


Audio Amplifier

  • Amplifies the music from the computer to the monitors.


Studio Microphone

  • Creates an electrical signal from the instrument.


Microphone Preamp

  • Amplifies the music from the microphone to the computer.


Recording Mixer

  • Record two or more instruments at a time and add in effects.


Midi Keyboards

  • To input notes into the computer.


Sound Module
Synthesizer
Samplers

  • Synthesizers create sound, you can create any sound you want. Samplers lets you record one note of an instrument and use that note to create a song.


Signal Processors

  • Lets you apply effects and dynamics to your music.


Studio Soundproofing

  • Used to stop sound from bouncing off walls back to the microphone.

Cables

  • Connects everything together.



The computer recording equipment you need will depend on what you're recording, but to start, a computer,  DAW, monitor, microphone, preamp and audio interface/soundcard is all you will need.


If you invest in a flagship DAW like Cubase 7.5 or Sonar x3 then you will have the other pieces of equipment in software form which will work fine in your recordings.

For professional recording equipment, you need to get the hardware, and you will get the best results.

But it will be more expensive so take your time and add one piece at a time.

Then you can have, The Best home recording equipment.

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