[Editors Note: This article and infographic were compiled by Jonathan Biran of Catz Audio, an online pro audio magazine. Readers can head over to our “Complete Home Studio Guide” for more resources on getting theirs set up!]

 

The field of audio engineering can be intimidating. The countless shiny buttons, the myriad of knobs and meters, the guy behind the mixing desk that knows more than anyone else in the room…describing this as ”intimidating” may be an understatement. Walking into the realm of audio for the first time is wondrous and frightening.

Regardless of how capable you are, audio engineering will challenge you – TuneCore was right in advising to “take a breath.” There’s much to consider when entering the audio field.

We at CatzAudio curated a little infographic that addresses the common barriers-to-entry of audio. It covers the nitty-gritty details of what you must have to get started. We think you’ll find that it’s actually easy to build a solid recording rig!

The infographic covers common questions asked about needed hardware and software. Questions like “what headphones should I buy?” and “what microphone is best?” are all discussed. Hopefully, your search for the best entry-level recording gear can end here.

Here is what we cover:

– What you need in a recording interface.

– A list of DAWs you can start with.

– What to look for in a microphone.

– The most bang for your buck when it comes to headphones and monitors.

– Necessary accessories needed to record a killer track.

We are lucky to live in a digital age. It’s never been easier to jump into the recording field. Instead of spending thousands of dollars tracking in a studio, you can carry a fully functional studio in your backpack for a mere fraction of the price!

building a home studio on a budget infographic
c/o CatzAudio.com

 

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