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How to make MUSIC! Step 1? Build a studio, then record a song.

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April 5, 2017

Want to learn how to make music and record a song? Here we go! Let’s start with building the studio. Next up is how to record.

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Any questions, ask me in the comments. 🙂 Recommended gear below (or check my blog here: https://www.galtmusic.com/lessons/how-to-record/)

The cheapest setup involves just getting a USB Mic only:

USB mics…

Blue Yeti USB: http://amzn.to/1Mk8Wo9
Rode NT_USB: http://amzn.to/1Mk8YN1
Shure MV51 (works with iPhones and iPads too): http://amzn.to/1Mk95YU

USB mics can be a little bit noisy, so the next big step up in sound quality is to get an audio interface and a standard mic.

Mics (choose what you need based on price and what instruments you intend to record)…

Rode NT1A vocal mic (best quality for the price IMO): http://amzn.to/1lUSrdE
Shure KSM42 vocal mic (this is what I use–incredible mic): http://amzn.to/1Mk9tGM
Shure SM57 instrument mic (excellent, cheap, all-purpose instrument mic): http://amzn.to/1Mk9xXd
Rode M5 matched pair (use for stereo mic’ing instruments like acoustic guitars, pianos, strings): http://amzn.to/1lUTn1G
Rode NT55 matched pair (same uses as above, but better quality; these sound AMAZING): http://amzn.to/1Mk9GKc
Shure Beta 58A Mic: http://go.magik.ly/ml/3ghk/

Audio interfaces (need this if you’re going standard mic route instead of USB mic)…

Scarlett Solo (sounds good, cheap, but only 1 input): http://amzn.to/1lUUCxT
Scarlett 2i2 (has two inputs, required for stereo mic’ing): http://amzn.to/1QQoOoV
Apollo Twin (incredible sound, on-board DSP): http://amzn.to/1QQoVRj
Apollo Twin (same as above but USB instead of Thunderbolt): http://amzn.to/1lUUT3F
Universal Audio Apollo Audio Interface Quad: http://go.magik.ly/ml/3ges/

DAW Software (I use Cubase):
Steinberg Cubase Pro 9: http://go.magik.ly/ml/3jze/
Steinberg Cubase Pro 8.5: http://go.magik.ly/ml/3jzf/

Monitors (so you can hear your playback)…

Mackie CR3 (small but effective): http://amzn.to/1QQpjPT
Mackie MR8 (excellent for the price): http://amzn.to/1QQp4UN
Yamaha HS8 (very well regarded monitors): http://amzn.to/1lUVeDI

Headphones (so you can record without mic bleed):

Sennheiser HD280 (I’ve used a pair of these for 10 years, really recommend): http://amzn.to/1QQpqef

Low noise computer case (for cleaner recordings):
Fractal Design Quite Cases: http://go.magik.ly/ml/3ghf/

Cables (to hook stuff up):

XLR (for mics to interface): http://amzn.to/1QQpBGk
Instrument (for electric guitar to hi-Z input on interface): http://amzn.to/1lUW433
TRS to TRS 1/4″ (for monitors, you can also use XLR to XLR if your monitors/interface have the right jacks): http://amzn.to/1lUWc2z

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If you want to make your own music, you can. This video series will show you how to build a studio and record music.

Category: Music