*Note of interest:
This is music I recorded all in the digital domain. It’s not electronic or computer based music but rather very organic, band based using all real instruments like piano, hammond organ, stand up bass, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, real drums and vocals.
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Start Recording Fast With a Complete Home Studio Recording Bundle
Rode NT1-A Recording Package
The Rode NT1-A Recording Package is ready to go. It comes with everything you need to get set up and start recording right away with:
Rode NT1-A Condenser Microphone
Presonus Recording Software
Learn more about this complete home studio recording bundle here
Another Favorite Complete Recording Studio Package:
The Pro Tools Fast Track Solo Recording bundle
This complete recording studio package gets you into the Pro Tools recording software. Pro Tools is a favorite among most studios and can be used on a PC or Mac computer. Bundle includes:
The New Avid Fast Track Solo Audio Interface
Pro Tools Express Software
Shure PG48XLR MicrophoneAkai RPM3 Pair of Monitors
AKG K240S Studio Headphones
Also included in this bundle is a microphone chord, stand, wind screen and clip.
You can record your own music in your home recording studio with top-notch, high quality results that’ll match your local pro studios… depending of course on what equipment you invest in and how you go about using it.
You have 2 choices for what to use as the “heart” of your home recording studio:
Computer Based System or Multitrack Digital Recorder. If you go for one of the complete recording bundles as shown above you will be using your computer as the heart of your home recording studio. Another option is to buy a multitrack recorder. This is a complete recording studio on it’s own, besides the mics and monitors of course.
Digital multitrack recorders have been around for decades. They can also be called digital recorders, portastudios, and audio workstations.
You can piece together a PC that’ll run a recording software program or you can buy one that was built specifically for that. Either way, it’s gotta have a ton of speed and RAM otherwise you will find yourself sitting and crying at your desk more often than you like. Take a look at some of these :
Audio Software Recording Programs
To record into a computer you will need an audio software recording program. This is how you will be able to manipulate the audio recorded into your computer: record, edit, and mix. There are many such program available, from free to the ones pro’s use such as Pro Tools and Logic…
Digital Audio Interface
When recording into a computer you’ll need an audio interface to plug your microphone and interments into, this turns your analog signal into digital so your computer can accept it.
You can get away without a mixer if you’re just recording yourself doing a track at a time but if you’re doing drums and a group you’ll need a mixing board to have control over all the different sounds.
Your quickest and easiest way to start recording your songs.
I know a lot of people just want a complete and cheap Recording Package to lay down some sounds and get going right away. Something just good enough to put down song ideas and produce a good demo of it.
A recording package can range from just a microphone, stand and cable to a portastudio to a complete package that includes the software, interface, mic, speakers, cables and even MIDI controller. Everybody has different needs and are in different stages of where their studio is at.
Following are some I've reviewed recently to give you an idea of what's out there in a few different combinations and price range:
This is the fastest and easiest way to get started if you don't have a really good computer or just don't want to use your computer as the heart of your recording studio… get a multi-track hard disk recorder.
I can highly recommend the Tascam DP-02 for an all-in-one multi-track hard disk recorder, or portastudio as some call them. Read the review: Tascam DP-2
What if you have a good computer and want to use it to control your recording studio?
Full Pro Tools Recording Studio For $69?
If you have a mic and/or a guitar or keyboard and want to record into your computer I've got some great news for you…
For a measly $69 you can get Pro Tools recording software and an M-Audio digital interface to plug into your computer and away you go! It doesn't get any cheaper than this: Pro Tools Recording Software and Audio Interface, check it out at Amazon.com