A complete portable studio setup: Rode NT1-A Cardioid Condenser Microphone Recording Package Review

A complete portable studio setup: Rode NT1-A Cardioid Condenser Microphone Recording Package Review

If you need a portable studio setup or you plan to build your own recording studio on a tight budget of $500 while still keeping audio standards up, you should probably take Rode NT1-A Recording Package into consideration as one of your best options. This package features everything you need for making music independently: one of the best microphones for a home studio, the Rode NT1-A cardioid condenser microphone, the Presonus Audiobox USB, Sennheiser HD 202-II Studio Headphones and an adjustable mic stand.
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Blue Yeti USB Microphone Review and Price

If you read my previous article on how to choose the proper home studio equipment then you know that the microphone is the first piece in the recording chain and you should choose it carefully. If you decide to go with a USB microphone then you probably are on a tight budget or you need it for limited projects. Don't get your hopes down yet, there are still few budget USB mics out there that are perfect for a small home studio, and Blue Yeti microphone is definitely in the top of the list.
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How to choose the equipment needed for setting up a home studio

If you ended on this page you are probably just like me, in love with music. I bet that ever since you can remember you wanted to make music, you wanted to make your voice heard and get some credits for all that dormant creativity that's inside you. But before becoming a worldwide music star (or at least a local star) you need to have your own recording studio where you can transform the musical ideas in your head into beautiful sounds. In this article I will tell you about the best way to choose all the equipment needed for setting up a basic home studio.
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Top 10 music software for a home recording project

Sep 13, 2013 Mix and Master by
13 years ago, when I first got into music, the Internet was not packed with tutorials and advices on how to create your own home recording studio, how to make an instrumental, how to record music, how to mix and master a song. Living in a small city made it impossible for me to achieve the right quality for my music. The lack of information almost broke my wings and the first couple of years of me entering the music world represented the dark age of my small "carrier". It took some time before I got my hands on a decent music software. Those where the days when I was using the N-Track Studio to record my vocals on an instrumental created on a common keyboard. As I said, totally unprofessional.
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The best USB microphones around $100: tips, reviews and advices

Aug 30, 2013 Microphones by
BEST-USB-CONDENSER-MICROPHONES If you plan to record your own songs at home but you don't want to spend a large budget for the recording setup, buying an USB condenser microphone is a good idea. Nothing fancy, no preamp, no audio interface. Just a good microphone and a USB cable. There are many options to choose from here. Brands like Audio Technica, Nady, Blue, Samson, MXL, CAD will try to capture your attention with USB mics between $30 and $300. You will learn that most USB microphones are around $100, but you will also find a few that are way above that line. In this article, I will try tho choose the best USB microphones that you can buy around the price of $100.
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Steinberg UR22 USB Audio Interface Review

Aug 25, 2013 Reviews by
The field of low-budget audio interfaces is definitely crowded, and we will find outstanding products like the ones manufactured by M-Audio or Focusrite. After successfully making a name into the music software niche with its Cubase, Steinberg is trying to penetrate the hardware market with its audio interface. Steinberg UR22 USB is a fresh audio interface that aims the musicians to create a music studio on a low-budget. Here is the Steinberg UR22 USB Audio Interface review.
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How to fix audio interface buzzing, clicking and popping sounds

Some audio interfaces that use the USB or PCI port will add strange noises to the recordings or to your playbacks. This is a common issue for most USB audio interfaces, and there are some things that you can do in order to fix this the problem. The problem When you use your audio interface, there are a variety of reasons that can create pops, clicks, dropouts, crackles or distortion when you record or when you playback. Usually, this happens because the digital recording uses too much resources from your computer. Other times, it happens because there are other components on your computer that interfere with the audio interface, creating unpleasant sounds. The fix As I said, there are many reasons for hearing buzzing, clicking and popping sounds on your audio interface. I'm going to start with the simplest fixes, and finish with the most complex ones. You need to "try and test" every one of them until you spot the actual problem.
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How to make music on your iPhone: 7 Music Apps for iPhone

Aug 8, 2013 Make Music by
These days, most musicians make music on their laptops, so there is nothing new about creating beats or recording vocals while you're on the go. But if you really want to go the extra mile, you can install few music apps on your iPhone that will allow you to make music like a pro directly from your smartphone. Some of these music making apps are not free, and some of them will drain your battery pretty fast because they have powerful engines to process the sounds. Even so, they will bring the power of a real music software under the power of your fingertips. Drums, recording apps, guitars and effects. These are the best apps for making music on your iPhone.
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface Review

Jul 29, 2013 Reviews by
If you read my previous articles on "How to make a home recording studio" you know that I usually recommend Focusrite audio interfaces in most of them. Now, it's time to see more details about one of the best audio interface for a home studio that's actually affordable. No, it's more than affordable, it's cheap! In this article I will present an extended review on Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface USB 2.0. There so are many pros about this small device, starting with its price, its small dimensions or the input combo feature, but I think its ultimately feature is represented by the two Focusrite microphone pre-amplifiers that brings unparalleled  clean signal path for the condenser microphone, for the guitar or for line-in sources. Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio Interface
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A review on Rode NTK Tube Condenser Microphone

Jul 18, 2013 Reviews by
Rode is one of my favorite microphone manufacturer and if anyone asks me for a home studio microphone recommendation, I will gladly reply with one of Rode's mics. Although the NTK mic was listed as a thousand dollar mic, this celebrated large-diaphragm valve mic can be found at half that price on various online stores. But we'll get into that later. This home recording item brings exquisite sound quality while maintaining the classic design and technology that made the Australian company famous in the first place. The main feature of this mic is probably the HF-2 capsule designed and manufactured by Rode with care and special attention to its performances. Rode NTK Box
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