Greetings, friends! I did one of these a couple years ago, and I figured it was time to start an updated version. I’ve been recording at home for some years now, and the process has been fun, but very frustrating at times, particularly when it comes to knowing what to buy when you don’t have a whole lot of money to spend. Thankfully, the DIY recording community is growing, and more and more good information is becoming available on the internet. I’ve created this infographic for anybody who may be just starting out. Hopefully this will help point you in the right direction!
More items and links available on the extended version here.
My latest recording (with a list of what I used below):
Recording Software: Logic X
Microphones: Stellar CM6 and Shure SM57
Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro
Interface: Line 6 Pod Studio 2.0
Monitors: Tannoy Reveal 501a
Preamp: Golden Age Project Pre-73 MKII (with EQ -73, Comp 54 MKII, and FMR Audio RNLA7239)
Accessories: A bunch of trs patch cables, an XLR cable(mic cable), some Raxess rack rails, etc.
Software Plugins: Only what is included in Logic (including the Logic session drummer).
Mastered using LANDR (makes a big difference!)