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How To Set Up A Home Studio

By Keith Livingston

July 24, 2016

home recording, microphones, musical gear, reaper, recording software

Here are some videos covering the basics of how singer/songwriters can set up a home studio. There’s a home recording gear overview, help in deciding what microphone to buy, and tutorials that explain audio interfaces, and recording software.

There’s a PDF that goes into more detail, you can grab it here.

Home Recording Basics Overview For Singer/Songwriters

In this video, we’ll get a solid overview of what you need to record good quality tracks in your home.

What Mic Should I Buy For Home Recording?

Discover what type of mics you should look for, and learn about specific budget microphone models.

Audio Interfaces For Home Reording

An audio interface let’s you plug a mic or an instrument in, and route that signal to your computer. Here’ we’ll cover the ins and outs (pun intended), or audio interfaces.

Recording Software For Home Recording

Two budget options (one free) for recording software. What DAW do I use? Find out here.

Make sure you grab the Home Recording Report, which has this info in written form, plus links and further details.

Musically yours,
Keith

Keith Livingston

About the author

Keith Livingston started recording his own music in the late '70s, on a 4-track. He worked his way into live sound and studio work as an engineer -- mixing in arenas, working on projects in many major studios as a producer/engineer, and working in conjunction with an independent label.

He taught audio engineering at the Art Institute of Seattle, from 1990-1993, and in '96, contributing to authoring several college-level courses there.

He was General Manager of Радио один (Radio 1) in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Now he spends his time recording his own songs wherever he roams, and teaching others to do the same.

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