I wrote a post for Toward Music called Getting the Sound Perfected: A Digital Musician’s Gear Guide.
Below is an excerpt and here is the full post.
All Recording Studios are Alike
In reality, your studio is the same as Skrillex’s, Foo Fighters’ or Willie Nelson’s. They all have the same basic pieces of recording equipment, some are just more evolved or loaded with more expensive equipment than others.
Think about the basics: a computer, mics, cables, monitors, some sort of audio interface. Of course price and quality of each will differ between yours and other producers’, but it’s all essentially the same type of skeleton.
Below, we’ll go over the bare bones of every studio.
What you’ll learn from this article:
- The four essential components of a home studio
- Optional gear that can increase your studio productivity
- 2 must-have MIDI accessories