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Beginner home studio

Hey I am new to home recording. I know a little bit but not much. Not sure if this is the kind of forum to post a question like this or if it has already been asked but I'll throw it out there anyway.

I want to create my own home studio and could use some help on what gear to stock it with. What I mainly want it for is vocals (singing along with guitar and rap vocals), acoustic guitar, and light electric guitar. I originally thought that all I needed was an external soundcard with built in pre-amp and a decent mic. The more research I do however leads me to believe that I may need more. I also don't know anything about which manufacturers are good. I do however have a tight budget so I'd like to keep it cheap as possible (without totally disregarding quality). If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it.


quietman Thu, 07/14/2011 - 10:13
I was asking the same questions 2 years ago.... so I bought a small USB Audio Interface (about £100) by M-Audio and a cheap DAW (I went Samplitude Music Studio) but Reaper I belive is good or Cakewalk Sonar (basic version) all about the £50 area. Not sure about best Mics for vocalsbut mines a ShurePG58 which I don't use too often.


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