With ever-evolving technology, you no longer need to make music in a professional studio. Now, even from the bedroom, you can make music. This is thanks to tools that are increasingly friendly to musicians both in price and use. In addition, thank you, internet. There are so many tutorials that you can find to be able to make your music, from how to record to mixing and mastering. If you use a guitar, you can also add a bass envelope filter to get a satisfying recording.
If you already have notes that you want to quickly translate into songs, don’t worry. Use these tools and you’re ready to make your music.
Making music with computer/laptop
To be able to make music from home, you need to have a place to store all your files and operate the recording process. Whether it’s a computer or laptop, it all depends on your needs. It doesn’t need to be too expensive. 4 GB of RAM and 1 TB of memory are enough.
If your recording process is getting more serious then maybe you need to upgrade your computer to a better one. Apple MacBook is usually the choice of many musicians. However, you will have to spend a little more money.
The next tool you need to make music at home is an audio interface. This tool serves as a link between the musical instruments you will use in recordings with the computer. Be it a microphone, guitar, or keyboard, everything is connected via an audio interface.
You only need to connect the audio interface via USB to the computer. After that, connect your musical instrument via the available input port, either with an XLR cable or an ordinary instrument cable. It depends on what instrument you use.
The microphone is one of the most important tools for making music from home. While there are so many microphone options out there, at first you’ll only need one or two, depending on your recording needs.
If you’re starting to make music from home as a singer, you’ll need a condenser microphone with a large diaphragm. Condenser microphones are very sensitive in capturing sound and are suitable for use in quiet rooms. The Rode NT1A is a fairly popular beginner condenser microphone.