Buy Home Recording Studio Equipment for Your Album
If you want to create professional recordings from home, whether you’re thinking of a few demo tracks, or a complete album, you’re going to need the right equipment. It’s unfortunate that many talented musicians aren’t aware of just how easy it is to get started at home, even with some modest equipment. If your lack of equipment has been the one thing that has held you back, then it’s time to take a look at what we can offer you at Digital DJ Gear. With the right studio recording equipment, so you can create professional multitrack compositions with the help of your computer, allowing you to be ready to take the next step in your music career.
A Good Audio Interface is the Heart of Any Home Studio
If you own a computer, then you’re already halfway to producing professional tracks. Whether you’re a singer songwriter, a guitarist, or even a keyboardist or DJ, you’re going to need the sound recording equipment that gets your ideas into the computer, with the highest possible audio fidelity.
Integrated computer soundcards simply won’t do for professional audio production. You’ll need a low latency interface that can take line and microphone signals and send them to your digital audio workstation (DAW). There are some great options available, including the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB2.0 Audio Interface. We provide refurbished units at highly competitive prices, and owning one of these will provide you with two balanced input channels for dynamic and condenser microphones, instruments, or line level devices. If you need more simultaneous recording channels, simply browse through our range, and you’ll find that there’s an interface to suit your needs.
Professional Monitoring from Headphones or Studio Monitors
When you’re recording, you’re going to need something that allows you to monitor your inputs, listen to what you’ve recorded, and then mix and even master your compositions. You can choose either studio monitors or professional headphones, depending on your budget and your needs. If you’re recording in an environment where speakers aren’t practical, then headphones will be an essential aspect of your studio recording equipment. If there’s no problem recording and mixing on speakers, then you could go with some studio monitors.
Fostex makes some great headphones models that can be used for monitoring your input signals and then manipulating your recordings once they’re on the computer. If you have some extra budget to play with, then you could even jump up to models like the Fostex TH900MKII.
Don’t Forget Keyboards When You Buy Sound Recording Equipment
One of the biggest advantages of working digitally, is that you’ll be able to make use of powerful workstation software and third party software instruments. If you want to be able to record your parts live, or simply experiment with different virtual instruments, then you’re going to need a controller keyboard. A controller keyboard doesn’t have any onboard sounds, and is simply an interface that sends midi signals to your computer and software. You’ll find that a keyboard is essential for writing synth parts, basslines, and you can even use one to trigger drums and other samples on your upcoming projects.
We offer plenty of great midi controller keyboards, and even miniature synthesizers. If you want a keyboard that does more than just trigger notes, then you could even choose a model like the Keylab 25, which offers 25 midi keys, as well as programmable knobs, sliders, and buttons, for use with your DAW and other software. If you like the feel of real mixers, then a midi keyboard/controller will definitely be something that you’ll want in your studio.
Software Brings All of Your Studio Recording Equipment Together
If you purchase a new Focusrite audio interface, you’ll get access to Pro Tools | First, an entry level version of the industry leading DAW. This software will allow you to record multiple audio tracks, add midi tracks for virtual instruments, and, when you’re ready, you’ll be able to take your concepts all the way to high quality mastered WAV, MP3, or other standard audio files. If you’re looking for software synths, then we also provide Arturia software synthesizers, which will pair perfectly with Pro Tools | First and your choice of midi controller keyboard.
Recording at home isn’t overly complicated, and when you shop with us, it won’t be prohibitively expensive. Browse our range and talk to us today about your ideas for a home studio, and we’ll help you to get all of the right studio recording equipment that will allow you to bring your musical concepts to life.