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Music Production Tips from Tenth Egg

Music Production Tips from Tenth Egg - A Guide To Essential Ambient & Downtempo Albums How Can I Set Up a Home Recording Studio on the Cheap? Dear Lifehacker, I want to start recording music at home but I don't have any equipment or software. I also don't really have any money. Is there a way I can get started without breaking the bank? Sincerely, Broke Musician Dear Broke, Definitely. A microphone An audio interfaceDigital Audio Workstation (DAW) softwareA digital keyboardStudio monitorsHeadphonesCables This list assumes, of course, that you already have a computer. The Microphone The microphone might be the most vital component of your home studio because the whole point of the studio is to record audio. If you can shell out a little more money for a standard mic (and the audio interface you'll need to connect it), you'll want to concentrate on condenser microphones with a cardioid pickup pattern. The Audio Interface The audio interface is what connects your mics and, potentially, instruments to your computer. DAW Software Digital Keyboard If you're getting something cheap, you should buy new. Studio Monitors Headphones Cables