The Wrap Up
So there you have it! The four most essential pieces you’ll need, to construct your own DIY home studio.
We discussed them, we reviewed them and now the rest is up to you.
Your days of Google searching “recording studios near me” are about to be a thing of the past!
All you have to do is decide. And the best part is your studio can be up and running for well under $500.
Now there are some accessories that you also have to invest in, but trust me they definitely wont be breaking the bank.
Microphone Pop filters
RCA or XLR cables depending on which audio interface you go with.
For these items ill definitely leave some suggestions but as far as mic stands and pop filters go, any one will do the job.
So, for the headphones, RCA/TRS to XLR cables, and microphone cables, check these out!
Studio monitor TRS to XLR cables
When connecting your studio monitors to your audio interface you will need TRS to XLR cables. The Tisino 1/4 Inch TRS to XLR Male Balanced Signal Interconnect Cable Quarter inch to XLR Patch Cable is pretty solid. It will definitely get the job done for an affordable price.
When connecting your microphone to your audio interface you will need to purchase a quality microphone cable/cables. Its important to make sure that the cables you purchase wont distort your audio sound, if they move or get bumped, while trying to record new music. So with that being said, I strongly suggest you check out these Mogami CorePlus Microphone Cables. Mogami is a very reliable and trusted brand and I have been using them for years.
If you do decide to go with the Mackie 402 or any mixer type audio interface you will need to purchase RCA adapter cables to run your mixer directly to your laptop or desktop. These RCA Dual Shielded Gold-Plated 3.5mm Male to 2RCA Male Cables will do the trick. Plus they are only $8. Steal!
Last but not least headphones! No way around it, you’re going to need a pair. Now headphones are one of those things where the more money you are willing to spend on them, obviously the better the quality. But there are a number of affordable options out there to get you started. The LyxPro HAS-10 Closed Back Over-Ear Professional Studio Monitor & Mixing Headphones are definitely a good place to start. Personally, I think the sound quality of these are pretty good and they are over the ear to help block out sound, which is preferred for tracking music.
So that wraps it up. Hope this has been helpful and good luck on you DIY Home Studio journey. I can’t wait to hear some of the magic you’ll cook up in your new studio! On behalf of DIYHomeStudios and No Beat Is Safe Entertainment. I would just like to say thank you and see you around.