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You may be wondering, does cheap music production equipment really exist? Well I’m here to tell you that it does! You just have to know where to look. That’s where I come in. I have been continuously seeking out this stuff since 2007.
Acquiring gear doesn’t have to be difficult
There is really nothing complicated about the process, even though you will find many people online making it out to be just that.
Essentially it comes down to some major components that all come together like the Beatles
- A desk
- A chair
- An adequate computer
- An audio interface
- recording software (Audacity is a great free option!)
- a microphone
- the right cables and wiring
- studio monitors
- A good pair of headphones
- A MIDI keyboard or drum pad
- A turntable (for the sample based producer, or enthusiast!)
And that’s it!!
Don’t get me wrong, you are going to have to budget properly. Years ago this list would have ran you thousands of dollars. Today you can get it all for under $1500.
Easy. Squeezy. Lemon. Peezy.
You probably had visions of some grandiose studio with a billion knobs, didn’t you? Don’t lie I know you did 😀 WELL YOU DON’T NEED IT! Lol.
Luckily for you, I have a guide on how to get started, that will take you through the process of gathering this stuff. You don’t even have to do any research!