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My In-Home Studio Set Up

A frequent question I get asked is about my set up and gear for all my music stuff. I absolutely love sharing and getting to talk about it so thought I would make a vlog! Please bear with me as I get familiar with vlogging hahah!! 

 

Here's the description I included on the YouTube video :)

Gear I Use:
DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
I love using Logic Pro! If you use your student discount, you can actually get a bundle with 5 programs for $200 from Apple. It's Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, Main stage (connects with logic for performing!), and two other programs that I can't remember. https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop/product/BMGE2/pro-apps-bundle-for-education

Interface
You need this to connect your mic or instrument (such as guitar) to your computer.
The one I have is this and I absolutely love it because it's compact for traveling and still has 48v/phantom power which is what you'll need for some mics: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Scarlet2i2G2?gclid=Cj0KCQiAyszSBRDJARIsAHAqQ4o1T8cDiEq-VDRtf_7DkmKMjr2n1ha57gNmVQdlA2ShOg8lErmWhycaAqLkEALw_wcB
This one has a couple more options, and I've used it, but still prefer my smaller one: https://us.focusrite.com/usb-audio-interfaces/scarlett-2i4

Mic
Rode nta1-a. Hands down this mic. It's a condenser so it picks up the whole room. I've used it to record outside, inside, in my closet, in my car..anywhere. Lol. Some people think you can't get a clean recording with a condenser, but I would absolutely disagree. It's all about your levels and how you mix it! Also, this mic is great for female vocals. I also have the sm7b by shure, but it's best for instruments or male vocals. Here’s the link for the Rode:) 
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/NT1AAnniv?gclid=Cj0KCQiAyszSBRDJARIsAHAqQ4p4ogbRHRqIThNlqIMniE4AUJ1g6G3SeFwJuf-7yU93P2Nmc2HcyiMaAqDoEALw_wcB

Monitors
You can use headphones, but monitors are honestly just so much easier for mixing. Just got these and they're great!! Really good quality. They have bigger options as well :) Here’s the link! https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CR3?gclid=Cj0KCQiAyszSBRDJARIsAHAqQ4oTLIhzFYDgI9kF-iDrJ9gRgFyiJcY0Ic77kP1ubDwb6bNs3RpqxpMaAhawEALw_wcB

Please leave a comment or send me a message with something you'd like me to cover in my next vlog!!

xo,
Lily

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