For those of you that work from your home....
What equiptment do you use? The computor? The mic?
You may want to check out the "Home Studio" area of the forum:
There's tons of great equipment advice there.
My personal setup has a PC (Lenovo), Mixer (Alesis), Pre-Amp (PreSonus), plus a couple of mikes (Shure, MXL, AT)...
But you certainly don't need that much if you're just starting out!
There are some great USB mikes, or even a combo of a USB interface with a standard XLR mike that would work well.
Much of what you need will depend on a combination of factors. Experience level? Goals? Even the space you're recording in (ie. how much room treatment is needed).
Browse thru the Home Studio area and have a read. You may find some better answers there.
Joe J Thomas
Toshiba laptop, Tascam condenser microphone, pop filter, Sampson headphones.
Originally Posted by Kazze
When one looks at the set up and then looks at a professional studio set up, and then hears audio from both, it can be amazing.
I will probably be upgrading everything in the 1st quarter of 2013 to compare and contrast the difference, though.
Hope this helps.
I am using a Kel HM2D mic into a small Soundcraft mixer into a Zoom R16 as the analog/digital interface then into my Macbook Pro via USB. I record on Harrison Mixbus 2.2 software.
I noticed a significant improvement in sound quality by adding some absorptive material to the area I am recording in. Thick foam mattresses on the walls in front of and beside me. I hang a thick mattress pad over a mic stand behind me and I have an acoustic absorption panel directly above me. Some of these are obviously makeshift materials, but I'm using what I have laying around and it makes a big difference.