Recording music has never been this easy than it was in the past. Just three decades ago, recording equipment was so expensive that only individuals with enough money would afford them.
Owning studio equipment like a microphone those days would cost thousands of dollars and as such it was nothing, but a mere dream for a music lover wishing to start a home studio.
But with the technological advancement in the music industry, today people are capable of owning a complete home studio recording equipment package for a price that is budget friendly.
With loads of information online like reviews on certain products, it is only wise to do a thorough research on the product you wish to purchase. However, there are a number of amazing products out there to save us the time, inconvenience to research what we want to buy as well as money. Amazing right?
The music studio package you will go for however, will depend on certain factors which we will look at next.
Finding A Studio Equipment Package That Suites Your needs
Before choosing a music studio package to purchase, it is important to ask yourself this question – I want something that has more than one music device, but “what music devices do I really want to be incorporated in the package?”
Most music studio packages from branded manufacturers come with a microphone, headphones, an interface, some cables, mic clip, music software and other accessories.
Knowing the exact music devices that should be in the package will help you make a decision that you will be confident and happy about.
So perhaps you need a microphone and some few accessories to record your guitar and vocals or you just need a microphone, microphone shock mount and a microphone soundproofing acoustic foam panel as a package. It all depends on your personal preference and what you really need at that particular moment.
Before shopping for anything be it music equipment, shoes etc. The first thing we consider is our budget. Our budget will be the main deciding factor at play. This because we will only purchase something within our means.
So if you find a studio equipment package that you like and you want to purchase it, but your budget does not allow you to. Don’t be sad, keep on saving until you reach the amount required to purchase the studio package.
To those who find the package they want to buy and have more than enough money at their disposal, don’t be in a rush to spend it all or even buy equipment that you don’t need. Stick to the equipment that you need at that given time.
Is A Home Studio Equipment Package Good Enough For Recording?
A majority of people will ask this question because most studio equipment packages are entry-level equipment. But between a person who buys expensive studio equipment with no acoustic treatment in their studio and a person who buys entry-level studio equipment with acoustic treatment in their studio- Which one would you prefer?
The quality of recordings and mixes one will get from entry-level studio equipment used in a studio with acoustic treatment will be far much better than recordings from expensive equipment used in a studio with no acoustic treatment. That said, one should invest in acoustic treatment before purchasing any expensive gear. That is my opinion though.
Brands Offering Budget Friendly Studio Equipment Packages
Below are some brands that offer studio equipment packages that are budget friendly:
Focusrite is an audio equipment manufacturing company that is based in England. They manufacture and market audio interfaces, mic preamps, analogue EQ, consoles and other audio accessories. Most of their products are manufactured for them in China, but not all of them.
The company was founded by Rupert Neve in 1985 and it has been in the audio equipment industry ever since.Focusrite is a renowned company when it comes to building solid audio equipment products that produce good quality sound and this is evident in most home studios and professional studios having either their interfaces or microphone preamps.
I happen to own one of their products ” a Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Pack” which I purchased on Amazon for $200. I bought it two and half years ago and I couldn’t have been any happier.
The Focusrite Scarlett Studio Pack comes with:
- 1 Scarlett solo interface
- 1 CM25 condenser microphone (large diaphragm)
- 1 HP60 studio headphone (closed-back)
- 1 three metre XLR mic cable
- 1 USB 2.0 cable
- 1 mic stand clip
You may also go for their Focusrite Scarlett 2i2Studio pack if you have enough money and you need something with more inputs and output ports.
Presonus is an American Audio electronic company that manufactures professional audio equipment and software used to record, mix and master music and other audio. The company was founded in 1995 by Brian Smith and Jim Odom. The company has developed over the years and they have become one of the top brands in the audio equipment industry.
One of the studio package to consider under this brand is the Presonus Audio Box Studio which is a very popular and suitable package for those looking for gear that is budget friendly without compromising on quality.
Presonus Audio Box Studio comes with:
- 1 Audiobox interface (USB)
- 1 Presonus M7 condenser microphone
- 1 XLR mic cable
- 1 pair of presonus HD studio headphones (semi-open)
- 1 USB cable
- Studio One Artist music software
The mic and headphone of this package are not necessarily professional, but they do the task and are good for musicians who are looking to upgrade on their music quality. This package contains all the necessary equipment to start recording right away i.e you have a computer or laptop to use when recording.
The interface has a combination of two mic/instrument inputs and it has preamplifiers with 24-bit converters that will give you high quality audio.
Other Brands that have fantastic Home Studio Equipment Packages include:
Owning Studio Equipment in a single package “Finally a possibility”
Owning studio equipment in one package is now a possibility. A musician wishing to produce his/her solo tracks in their bedroom is now more than capable to. Thanks to the various audio equipment brands working tirelessly to produce high quality entry-level audio equipment.
It is therefore, the responsibility of the buyer to look for exactly what they need for their studio through the various home studio recording equipment packages on offer by different brands.