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What You Need To Build Your Home Recording Studio

Posted by: H.Ramos on Jan 2013
Just about every single home recording studio will require some basic components of hardware and software.

Aided by the wide selection of low-priced recording gear on the markettoday, recording and producingyour songs from thecomforts of yourhomecouldn't get mucheasier.

Choosing on what equipment you need to build your homerecording studiocan cause headaches.

Here's a list of hardware and softwareequipment that are essential for your home studio.


1) Computer (Mac or Pc)

The computer is the most important part of your home studio, everything will run of that. It will be your platform for you to change, edit and aslo export your recorded rap instrumental files.

Here are two computers you should look at the MacBook Pro and the Sony Vaio.

Macbook Pro






Macbook Pro - $1099.98

Product Details

♦ 2.5 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor

♦ 4 GB DDR3 RAM; 500 GB Hard Drive

♦ 13.3 inch LED-backlit display, 1280-by-800 resolution

♦ Intel HD Graphics 4000

♦ Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging


Sony Vaio - $714.99



Product Details

  • Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5 GHz 
  • 4 GB DDR3 
  • 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive 
  • 15.5-Inch Screen 

Windows 8


For More Info On The Sony Vaio Click Here


2) Audio Interface

An audio interface is a sound card and it is actually essential to use in your computer as a way to record and or playback your audio data.

Most computers come with a built in sound card, however, for recording your music you almost certainly have to acquire a better one.

I recommend the M Audio Fast Track Pro you can find more affordable ones on the market, but if you decide to keep improving your studio you will eventually have to upgrade your interface again.


Audio Interface

M-Audio Fast Track Pro - $249.00

♦ 24-bit/96kHz audio interface with dual mic/instrument preamps

♦ Includes Pro Tools SE production software

♦ Mac and PC compatible; class compliant with Mac OS X 10.3.9 and higher




3) Microphones - To record vocals and instruments



Audio Technica AT2041


 The price/performance standard in side-address studio condenser microphone technology

♦ Ideal for project/home-studio applications

♦ High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility

♦ Custom-engineered low-mass diaphragm provides extended frequency response and superior transient response


4) Studio Monitors

Recording Studio monitors are speaker systems specifically designed for sound recording functions such as in recording studios, film and also tv production studios.

When the terminology monitor is used, it suggests that the speaker was created to develop a flat sound frequency.

Studio monitors are a must have for mixing your recorded tracks in the comforts of your home studio.

M-Audio BX5 D2 -$228.58


Studio Monitors

Product Details

♦ Bi-amplified design with 70 watts of distributed power for cohesive, accurate sound

♦ 5 Inch low-frequency drivers with Kevlar cones for rich, defined lows

♦ 1 Inch high-frequency drivers with natural solk domes and integrated waveguides for smooth, clear highs

♦ Optimized rear ports for extended low-frequency response

♦ Magnetic shielding eliminates interference with other electronic wquipment


5) Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

This right here is the cream of the crop without a digital audio workstation software package you will get nowhere in building your home recording studio.

This will be your bread and butter when it comes time to produce instrumentals, arrange, record and mix your end product. Check out reviews of the best DAW software applications available today. Click here


Reason 6.5 By Propellerhead -$373.77

Product Details

♦ Rack Extension technology lets you expand your collection of instruments and effects with the devices you want

♦ Unlimited audio recording and instrument channels

♦ Fully featured high-precision multitrack sequencer with Blocks mode and audio comping tools

♦ High quality realtime time stretch & audio transpose

♦ Advanced exporting - export your separate mixer channels as individual audio stems, including effects and tempo track



Hector Garay is Hip Hop Producer and founder of the production company 2themillbeats.com. You can find him on Google+and Facebook . Over the last year Hector has dedicated himself to helping out up and coming artist with tips on how to promote and market music online.



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