There are various levels of home-studios. The cost can vary from a couple of hundred dollars to many thousands.

The simplest home-studio set-up might be:

1. Microphone 2. Headphones
3. Computer with a Recording Program

Fortunately, these days home-studio equipment is practically the same as what the pros use in state-of-the-art studios. They just have more of it and know how to use it to its fullest capabilities.
Make sure all your equipment is of the same quality within that level. One weak link in the chain will destroy the higher quality that all the other pieces give.

In other words don’t buy a $2,000 recording program and a $20 microphone.

It’s not the quantity of equipment you have, and to a certain extent not even the quality, it’s how you use it.

Furthermore, the type of equipment you need is very personal and depends greatly upon your own particular music styles.

Quality and value are two key elements when selecting your recording equipment. And how much do you want to spend?

If you will be recording masters of your own songs for release to the public, then you will need a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) which is a combination recorder and mixer all in one unit.

But if you’re just recording demos of your own songs, a simple four-track combination recorder/mixer would be enough. Plus a single mic, a set of headphones, a small monitor amp, and bookshelf-sized speakers.

There is no such thing Easy Street when it comes to producing great-sounding tracks so don’t believe the manufacturers’ hype about their product making you an overnight star.

Beware of the “used-car salesman” approach. Many retailers make their money through commissions.

These days the amount of options are staggering, the various formats are confusing and new pieces of equipment are becoming available every day.

So what should you buy? What’s best for you? How do you hook it up? How does it work? What do you need to put together a complete studio? How do you select the correct equipment for your own particular needs?

Also consider whether your studio will be totally for your own personal use or might it expand to become a commercial enterprise?

And bear this in mind – about 90% of all people who put together their own home-studio will decide to expand their system within a fairly short time period. More expenses and space needed.

And be honest! How much – if any – prior experience do you have in recording? If you are a novice you must start simply. You cannot run before you can walk.

These and many more questions will be answered in your course. You and your instructor will be able to make the correct equipment choices that fit your own personal needs when the time comes.

Click here to check out our webpage for a basic mid-priced home-studio set-up with which you could create pro-quality recordings. (There are 28 more pages on this subject in your course).