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Top 5 Products For Your Home Studio


1. Audio Interfaces


The Focusrite 2i2 is a two-input, two-output USB Audio Interface. An interface will allow you to plug your microphones and instruments into your computer, listen to them in real-time, and provide them with 48V electricity (called ‘phantom power’) if required. An Audio Interface is the central hub for any recording studio, no matter the size!


Extra features:

  • Switchable Air Mode Enhances Brightness

  • Independent volume controls for headphone and monitor outputs


The Presonus is a two-input, two-output USB Audio Interface. An interface will allow you to plug your microphones and instruments into your computer, listen to them in real-time, and provide them with 48V electricity (called ‘phantom power’) if required. It acts as the hub of your studio!


Extra features:

  • Multi-segment LED metres display levels for inputs and main outputs

  • Mixer knob allows blending analogue input and computer playback for low-latency direct monitoring


2. Microphones


Instruments

A staple in every musician’s home studio, the SM57 is a workhorse with almost endless applications. It’s a dynamic mic that sounds great on just about anything, from snare drums to acoustic guitars. Shure microphones are made to last!


Vocals

The NT1-A is another one of those mics you’ll find in every home studio. It’s got an incredibly low noise floor and clean sound, perfect for recording vocals in your home studio.



3. Headphones


Made for studio applications, the ATH-M50X’s are the perfect headphones to start producing and mixing music in your home studio. They feature 45mm Neodymium drivers with copper-clad aluminium voice coils that provide an extended frequency response from 15Hz to 28kHz.



4. Midi Keyboard


Now in their third generation, the Launchkey series from novation is available in a range of sizes. The real treat with these keyboards is the software that comes included, these professional sounds and software will get you sounding like the pros in no time!


If the novation 49 key looks a bit big for your studio, why not Korg’s NanoKEY - made to fit in even the smallest of bedroom studios.


5. Cables & Accessories


Not the most exciting, but you need cables! XLR cables are the most common type that you’ll find in a studio, and it always pays to have a spare.


The Rode Studio Boom Arm is a great accessory to have as you are able to move your microphones around and position them accordingly. Rotates 360 degrees and featured a maximum reach of 32”. Also includes two desk mounts for your recording space.


You will need a mic stand to hold your microphone while recording. The Samson mic stand is lightweight and durable, perfect for any recording space.