What to Look for When Buying Your Own Recording Equipment
When shopping for your own home recording equipment, there are a few things to take into consideration.
How much of a budget have you set aside for this project? Be sure to set aside enough funds, especially if you are particularly looking for high quality equipment. Also, your own personal preferences in music and technical experience should be noted. Thus, you will be able to form a clear vision of the kind of studio that you want for your own home. After doing this, you can then search for equipment used in recording backing tracks. Look for good quality midi keyboards and/or guitars; midi converters to record notes for backing tracks; midi and audio multi track software to record, play and edit your music; and finally, sound modules to use electrical sound samples in your recording and studio monitoring equipment, such as headphones and speaker, so that you can hear what is being recorded.
Next, consider the type of mix down equipment that you want. With studio monitors, you can listen to your music while it is being recorded; meanwhile, with digital signal processors, you can add effects such as reverb, chorus and compression to your tracks. Besides this, you can merge and improve your multiple tracks with mixers, while mix-down track recorders provide you with stereo tracks so that you can record the mix. Also, you should get hold of equipment for mastering your tracks and enhancing your songs further. Finally, buy a CD burner drive and burning software so that you can records CDs of your masterpieces.