Entry Level Home Recording Studio Setup

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Entry Level Home Recording Studio Setup
Here’s an entry level Home Recording studio setup that utilizes a Fire-wire interface and doesn’t use a mixer.

If you are a musician or a group of musicians who have you recently started exploring the world of music production, here’s an entry level (budget) studio that you could setup with minimum cost.

What Can You Use It For?

You can use this setup for the following:

  • For your compositions, where you record one track at a time
  • Recording a small ensemble, overdubbing the parts
  • You can use one or two mics at a time (vocals plus acoustic guitar)
  • You can even create Hip hop, dance and all forms of electronica music
  • Studio Equipment

    Here’s what you need for your home studio/rig:

    PreSonus FireStudio Mobile FireWire Audio Interface
    10-input, 6-output FireWire audio interface that can be powered right from your laptop.

    Studio Projects B1 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
    Suited for a wide variety of recording applications.

    M-Audio Oxygen 25-Key USB Keyboard MIDI Controller
    Features eight assignable knobs, plus dedicated transport and track select buttons.

    Mackie MR5mk2 Reference Monitor
    Heavy-duty monitors that are perfect for any recording artist or audiophile looking to upgrade their studio arsenal.

    Sony MDR7506 Large-Diaphragm Foldable Headphones
    Comfortable and these phones have everything a musician needs for the studio or on the road.

    Steinberg Cubase Music Production Software
    Powerful DAW for any home and project studio, it offers a range of proven editing and sequencing tools.

    How to Connect These?

    Once you have these equipment, you need to connect these together, which is not difficult at all, considering that there are not many equipment in the setup.

    Here are some suggestions:

  • The Firewire cable connects the Firestudio interface to computer
  • The Microphone goes into the XLR input of the interface
  • The Keyboard controller goes to the USB input. If you have a keyboard without USB, you need to use the
  • on-board 5 pin MIDI on the audio-interface.
  • The Active Monitors / headphones have to be connected to the main outs.
  • Other equipment with sound-engine (keyboard or sound module) have to be connected to line inputs 3 and 4 on the back of the interface.
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