A Singer-Songwriter’s Guide To Recording At Home

1When you're constructing a studio and shopping for gear to populate it with, it's important to think about what the space will be used for, and the sort of music which you'll be recording in it. This guide offers some advice on essential equipment for a singer-songwriter looking to create solid recordings at home.


In a recent article on MusicThinkTankSimon Soundbase provides a step-by-step guide on what to consider when obtaining equipment for your studio, starting with the software and going on to explore what type of microphones to purchase, as well as what sort of monitor/heaphones to use when it comes to listening to playback.

"After you’ve decided on your computer and DAW software the next step is to pick the best audio interface. A high percentage of signal path fidelity is in converting your signal from analogue to digital and vice versa. So think carefully about how much you can afford to spend and how many simultaneous inputs and outputs you’re going to need and whether you require External Word Clock, S/Pdif, Optical and MIDI connections and if so! How many ports are you going to be using."

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