Recording Studio

Recording Equipment
 

Beginner Studio Set Up

Below are a couple of nice options for complete beginners to home recording. Firstly we have the Tascam Portastudios which are perfect if you dont want to use a computer and secondly we have the NT1 microphone set with a audio interface by Focusrite. 

I personally use a Focusrite and the NT1 almost every day so I know they are both fabulous. The Tascams are also great and I have had the pleasure of playing with one of these. Perfect for learning how to build tracks! 

Tascam DP-006 – 6-Track Digital Pocketstudio

  • 6-Track Digital Pocketstudio. Portable, ultra-compact and easy-to-use multitrack recorder. Simple, intuitive user interface.

  • High-quality recording (44.1kHz/16-bit). Recording media: SD/SDHC card (2GB SD card included).

  • Built-in stereo condenser microphone. Two Mic/Line inputs. Dedicated Level and Pan controls.

  • Track bounce feature. Dedicated stereo master track. Locate features. Repeat playback. Editing functions. Undo/Redo feature. Chromatic Tuner/Metronome.

  • USB 2.0 port for file transfer to/from computer (exports/imports WAV tracks). Power supply by AA batteries or optional AC adapter. Stand adapter (¼ inch) on bottom side.

Tascam DP-03SD 8-track Digital Portastudio
  • Two-band shelving EQ per track and on both inputs - Set the frequencies the low and high EQ knobs cut or boost depending on your sound sources

  • Headphones output with level control

  • Two TRS line inputs, one switchable to guitar (hi-Z) - Connect an electrical guitar or bass as well as synths, drum machines etc. directly

  • Two XLR mic inputs with phantom power - Plug in your favourite studio condenser microphones

  • Built-in stereo condenser microphone - Create a two-track recording instantly and without cabling

RØDE NT1-A Vocal Pack - 1" Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount & Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface
  • Large 1" (25mm) capsule with gold plated diaphragm

  • Ultra low noise, transformerless surface mount circuitry

  • Self noise of only 5db (a)

  • The best performing mic preamps the Scarlett range has ever seen, now with switchable Air mode to give your recordings a brighter and more open sound

  • One high-headroom instrument input to plug in your guitar or bass

  • High-performance converters enable you to record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz

  • Two hum-free balanced outputs provide clean audio playback

Tiger MCA68-BK Microphone Boom Stand, Mic Stand with Free Mic Clip - Black
  • Two tier height adjustable centre pole with a range from 101cm – 161cm

  • Boom arm usable length of 58cm great for vocal, drum kits, amplifier cabs and overhead microphones

  • Includes universal mic clip with 5/8” to 3/8” adaptor

  • Tripod legs with rubberised feet improve stability and prevent slipping on hard floors

  • Fully foldable design packs down to 95cm x 9.5cm x 9.5cm