Now that you have the mic(s), the recording interface and the software, you'll need some additional things to be able to use your gear. Here is a list of those accessories, along with some suggestions.
What software should you use to record and produce your audio? This episode gives you some ideas, starting with a free program! So you can get started right now without having to buy anything. I also talk about Reaper and Adobe Audition.
This follows on - finally! - from the last episode, which was part 1 (yes, I left folks hanging. sorry!) of a 5-part series showing you how to set up a home recording studio. This episode talks about how to limit or eliminate noise of all kinds, which is arguably the most important factor in recording pro audio.
This is the first in a series of posts designed to walk you through how to create a computer-based home recording studio. We talk about what you'll need to buy, and even how to use free software for many tasks. The series will also show you how to get the best possible audio for the lowest possible cost. Best of all, we try our best not to use too much overly technical audio jargon. WE try to make it so easy that anyone can understand it.
This is an excellent microphone for home recording, especially for vocals/voice-over purposes. It gives professional sounding results for only about $149. This review contains audio samples and comparisons with a more expensive mic.
3 Must-Know Tips For Getting Pro Audio From Your Home Recording Studio. It is possible to produce pro quality from a garden-variety computer as your home recording studio, and do it cheaply. Here's how.
A very common question I see is "should I use compression in audio recording?" The best answer to this question is, as is so often the case, "Do you need compression in your recordings?" This episode shows you how you can answer your own question.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Thaddeus Moore, who is the lead mastering engineer for Liquid Mastering. We talked for an hour audio recording, mixing and mastering, and Thaddeus shared his thoughts on the best way to do (or not to do:)) these things in a home recording studio. We also get some great insights into what mastering actually is, and why it is advisable, if at all possible, to have your songs mastered by someone OTHER than you:).