Every week I get questions about what gear should be used in the home music studio. Many people want to know how little they can spend and still get a professional result.
I've always been a do it yourself type person. This has led me to find the most affordable ways to get great result in a lot of areas. My home recording journey is no exception to this.
Since you may be wondering yourself, I thought I'd list the gear I presently record with (and a few other recommendations). I've also included affiliate links to each product in case you do decide to purchase at a great price (no pressure here).
My favorite audio interface for high quality, affordable home recording is none other than the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4.
I record a lot vocal tracks with the MXL 990s. Another great affordable option in this price range is the Audio Technica AT2020. My favorite mic though is an early model ADK A-51. This mic is an amazing quality for under $200. However, it can be a hard one to find now days.
If your budget is a bit tighter take a look at the KRK RP5G3-NA Rokit's. They're a great starter studio monitor and are very accurate for their size and price.
Though I've spent years on ProTools, I do most all my recording today using Reaper. It is by far the most affordable and professional digital audio workstation available today.
One truly amazing virtual instrument that I use to build my drum tracks is Addictive Drums by XNL Audio. You can download and install a limited edition that is fully functional with no timed trial as well. Worth a look for sure.
Well I'll leave it there for now so this list doesn't get too large. ;) If you have any more questions about gear don't hesitate to ask.