So you have read some blog posts on here and finally created an amazing hit song.
So what’s next?
Well, recording it of course.
Writing it down on paper and being able to play it isn’t enough these days…
…and if you want to send your song out to producers, artists, and radio shows. You will need to have it recorded and sounding awesome.
Doing this yourself at home will save you a lot of money…
…And in today’s post, I will be showing you exactly what you need to be able to do this.
It’s not as much as you think…
1. Audio Interface
If you don’t know what an audio interface is, I will explain it briefly.
All you need to know is that it allows you to plug in a microphone or guitar into your pc/Laptop.
That’s it. I could go into much more detail but that’s not needed right now and there is so much information about them on the internet you can’t go wrong.
Here’s one about the Focusrite 2i2, and it’s what I recommend you get for your first interface.
DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation and it what you will be recording all of your audio into.
These can get pretty expensive, but there are some cheaper alternatives to get you started.
Here are a few of the most popular:
- Cubase LE
- Protools First
All of those are absolutely free and good enough for anyone wanting to start recording their songs.
Tip: If you want to get more into music production and try out better DAW’s take a look at this resource for some great information.
Also If you do want to mix and master your own songs here are a couple of good resources to get you started:
Which mic Should You Go For?
I will give you some suggestions of what I think are some great cheap first microphones:
Behringer B1 Rode NT1A
For guitar amps or anything loud:
Shure SM57 Shure SM58
Extremely Versatile Microphone:
You can check out all those microphones with more depth in this post: 5 Best Microphones For Amazing Vocals.
Here are 2 must-have accessories when recording:
If you want to get a good consistent recording you must not hold the microphone with your hand.
If you are singing you need one of these!
What they do is reduce the plosives sounds in your P’s and B’s.
You will need headphones when recording with a microphone or you will always get bleed from the speakers into your recordings.
Here are a few recommendations:
Now It’s Up To You to Record Your Hit Song
You now know everything you need to get started with recording your songs and creating the next hit song.
What are you going to get first?
Let me know in the comments below.
Lee Harvey is a music lover, blog writer, and producer. He plays guitar in his spare time and constantly updates his blog with awesome content not to be missed at studiocrack.com.