How To Build A Home Studio For Under $350 -

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Want to know how to build a home studio for under $350? This video will cut through hype and give you specific recommendations on what gear you need and why.

From audio interfaces, to DAW software, to microphones, headphones/speakers, and everything in between I give you a complete studio setup you can use to make a killer home studio - all for under $350.

recordingrevolution 2 yıl önce
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Do you have any updates for 2020? Like new gear that you'd choose now over what you chose then.
LivingRoomJazz_by_William 2 aylar önce
You might come out better buying the items a la carte rather than in a bundle.
iLL Bastard
iLL Bastard 2 aylar önce
@Isaac Macias yes
iLL Bastard
iLL Bastard 2 aylar önce
@Samuel Landa yes
NikkieGaming 3 aylar önce
can you do Video How to do Country Music as dance Remix
robinhood Deniro
robinhood Deniro 2 yıl önce
I watched this video 7 months ago. Now I own a record label and have invested over 30,000$ into my dream studio. I remember researching for hours on how to make a perfect studio under 400$ and I was about to give up until this video. If it wasn’t for this video I probably wouldn’t have come to this level Of music production thank you
astralite 22 gün önce
so would you say his video still applies in 2022
Ayoo Dye
Ayoo Dye Aylar önce
Fareed Qumbargi
Fareed Qumbargi 4 aylar önce
Omg thats incredible and I’m really glad everything worked out for you congrats! Maybe I can check it out sometime and get to work with ya! I’m a big unknown artist. We’re not all rich, but one day it will happen!
Electric Raven
Electric Raven 5 aylar önce
sure you do
Anis Dermawan
Anis Dermawan 2 yıl önce
This dude probably just made the most realistic and also motivating video for a rookie ass musician like me, showing our cheap asses where to step in. Great stuff man.
maritamin Yıl önce
fun fact I made my first song only with a computer with a free DAW and phone. recorded instruments with voice notes and vocals on GarageBand on phone with some effects. if u wanna make music, don't give yourself excuse, work with what u have. u dun need a lot to start, just your heart. if ur thinking about it just start period.
FSM Spazz
FSM Spazz 9 aylar önce
Nobody: People on android: 🤦‍♂️
Trampus Tefertiller
Trampus Tefertiller 10 aylar önce
Nah im trying make good music
Shuying Cao (曹疏影)
Shuying Cao (曹疏影) 11 aylar önce
@JOHNMARK LORENZ SALDAÑA Well, I use GarageBand and BandLab.
Kenneth Aquino
Kenneth Aquino Yıl önce
Preme Yıl önce
real shit
Vaughn Blaylock
Vaughn Blaylock 2 yıl önce
It's 2020, so roughly three years after you did this video. Have there been substantial changes in the industry that would cause you to change any of your recommendations? I'm getting ready to build a little studio for my kids. Fantastic video, by the way. Audio quality is spot on. Super super clean.
FSM Spazz
FSM Spazz 9 aylar önce
For rap Not really anything besides the style of music lately melodies nd other have been incredibly popular so maybe something for autotune
EYLAM 2 yıl önce
You seem really down to earth, really humble, really understanding of the fact that not everybody has got thousands and thousands of dollars that they can afford to spend on gear (but that doesn't mean that they are not serious/passionate about recording music), seem really approachable and earnest, and also knowledgeable too! Thanks for putting together this material. It helps a lot! P.S. you don't talk like those pretentious, super up-their-arse elitist sound engineers that look like they have been admitted into to the holy dogmatic church of sound engineering.
Kiman Rasa
Kiman Rasa 4 yıl önce
1:07 Audio Interface 2:40 Software (DAW) 3:57 Mic 5:20 Headphones 6:15 XLR Cable 6:45 Mic Stand 7:14 Pop Filter
Jorell Dye
Jorell Dye 5 aylar önce
1) Focusrite Scarlett Solo - $99 2) Included Daws: Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First - $0 3) Samson C01 microphone - $79 4) KRK KNS6400 headphones - $99 5) XLR Cable - $19 6) Mic stand with boom arm and tripod - $25 7) Pop Filter - $19 Total: $340 plus taxes (around $375)
Prancer 1000
Prancer 1000 9 aylar önce
Thank you!
MX3 10 aylar önce
I have all except for a good DAW and the pop filter
Art Renois
Art Renois Yıl önce
Not every hero wears a cape. Thank you Kiman.
kaden mcreynolds
kaden mcreynolds Yıl önce
thank you
tiffsaver Yıl önce's SO-O-O-O-O refreshing to hear an *intelligent adult* present this information!!! I have just suffered though watching a half dozen braindead out kids attempting to post their wacky tutorials on YT, and just seeing your instructional video was like getting out of an insane asylum early. THANK YOU for posting this my friend, it is truly appreciated:)
itsbobinnit Yıl önce
Yes a lot of those kids are annoying and they often have music playing at excessive volume too. But don't dismiss them all. Some have a way of presenting info that some adults over-complicate.
Lilian Raven
Lilian Raven Yıl önce
lol what i like about t his guy is he got right down to it
Matthew Bell
Matthew Bell 10 aylar önce
1:07 Audio Interface 2:40 Software (DAW) 3:57 Mic 5:20 Headphones 6:15 XLR Cable 6:45 Mic Stand 7:14 Pop Filter
Hair with DeeDee and Chrissie!
Hair with DeeDee and Chrissie! 2 aylar önce
ok thanks!
Jorell Dye
Jorell Dye 5 aylar önce
1) Focusrite Scarlett Solo - $99 2) Included Daws: Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First - $0 3) Samson C01 microphone - $79 4) KRK KNS6400 headphones - $99 5) XLR Cable - $19 6) Mic stand with boom arm and tripod - $25 7) Pop Filter - $19 Total: $340 plus taxes (around $375)
Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter 11 aylar önce
Thank you!!! This is extremely straight forward and explains a lot for a beginner like myself. Now I've been singing my whole life, and if I would have known this is all it would have taken for me to start recording I would have done it eons ago. But alas, I am about to turn thirty next month so seems like it's time to take the plunge into my artistry. Thanks again for all the info 🥰
L.A. Gold Records
L.A. Gold Records 2 yıl önce
Great content. Building a home studio is one of the most enjoyable actions for a artist.
Kendall 2 yıl önce
Thank you Gram. This is literally a time saver. So much noise out there in retail. Great tip with that Focusrite scarlet coming with great software. One reviewer said he went from the solo to the bigger one because the Solo does not have headphone valume.
King Avery
King Avery 11 aylar önce
Bro I’m getting my equipment ASAP and would love to start my journey with the lessons given on this channel !!! You’re a blessing.
J BJk Yıl önce
Awesome video! Pretty clear, straight to the point. I wish we had this kind of content 20 years ago. I totally agree to all recommendations. Cheers mate!
Matty Brewin
Matty Brewin Yıl önce
Thank you so much for the advice! Happy to say I’m over 1/2 way there, just needing the audio interface at least. Currently using a Planet Waves Mono Jack input into my Mac, which is ok but it’s mono. Starter point, but want to progress and this video has encouraged me heaps! Subscribed!! Thank you again
Cams Camera
Cams Camera 3 yıl önce
He does a really good job of breaking every product down this was very helpful
Michelle Notherday
Michelle Notherday 2 yıl önce
Sadpants McGee yes he does. He mentions “above” 44...and mentions 96 and higher. For the newbies watching this video, that’s good enough. We have a three room professional studio in Atlanta and our C Room is based around Focusrite. And when clients beat them up, they are cheaper and easier to replace.
WesHoe 2 yıl önce
Cams Camera ong
Ted Rowland
Ted Rowland 2 yıl önce
@Alex Lassa Music This is a bare bones "example" of how to get started. The idea, (if you follow the next video), is to make a "scratch track". It is true there are some issues with Focus rite and windows 10, and since he has a Mac, he may be unaware. I like Steinberg too and own a UR44. But it is not $100.00.
MostLikelyHatesYou 2 yıl önce
Sayer also, I’d be using this rig for mostly “core” music.
MostLikelyHatesYou 2 yıl önce
Sayer .....higher tier such as???? Taking notes here.
Zane Bickerstaff
Zane Bickerstaff 11 aylar önce
I personally love the AKG K240 headphones! They run like $60.00 at the most...They used to cost over 120.00...These newer ones are made in China, but...they are every bit as good as the originals! These have been a studio standard for years and years...Best sound I've heard!
Dear John World Music
Dear John World Music 2 yıl önce
Thanks brother, your absolutely correct, there's lots of gear out there that sounds incredible in the affordable price range. This is a great starting point. Most negative comments are based mainly on their insecurities on name brand recognition. There's nothing in the book that says that a certain price range you have to spend to record. Same with musical instruments, I've heard musicians totally sound incredible on say a Squire strat as compared to a less impressive musician on a $5000.00 American Custom shop guitar. It's all in their heads. Great video and thank you for the guide. ✌👍
Ron Gillebreth
Ron Gillebreth 9 aylar önce
Thanks a million Graham , for your down to earth approach to setting up a good home studio for a good budget beginner price . Thanks also for your encouragement and revolution regarding anyone can produce good sounding music. I give you two thumbs up and l subscribe to your TRshow channel. I will get all my musical friends of fifty years of making music and make sure they subscribe also. Looking forward to getting recording pointers from what l imagine on your other TRshow videos. You are breath of fresh air. Thanks fro Canada 🇨🇦 Graham. Ron.
Kat Man
Kat Man Yıl önce
I have a Scarlett 2i2 bundle pack. Comes with interface, mic, lead, headphones. The bundle packs save you time and hassle buying components separately. You can always upgrade later. The Mic is great. Defintely need a Mic stand and consider 2 - traditional boom stand essential and desktop. Pop filter is a must. I use garage band that comes on my Mac pro. Simple set up with great results. If you're into creating own stuff with vocals seriously consider upgrade with 2 inputs. You will not regret decision. Allows you to work guitar and Mic at same time. I wouldn't record like that for final takes but great for ideas and tinkering that gets recorded so you don't forget and can build on. Best thing is you don't have to keep plugging leads in and out to switch and work on different tracks. Can also get a second Mic and record acoustic through 2 mics. Yeah it will cost bit extra but great investment and will keep you going for a while.
Brayden Panepinto
Brayden Panepinto 5 yıl önce
You know its funny because about 6 months ago I thought I would try out your $300 studio challenge but because I live in Australia I couldn't purchase everything you were recommending due to it only being available in America. So instead I had to compromise and surprisingly enough, every single product you recommended in this video I actually purchased, the Focusrite Scarlet innerface, the Samson c01 everything! Glad to know that what I bought was actually perfect for me. Everything works and sounds just as great as you said they did. Better listen to this guy guys, he know what he's on about... I would know ;-)
*🌌*Ga*l*axy*🌌* 4 yıl önce
Brayden Panepinto Awesome!
Rodfather72 4 yıl önce
Im in Australia as well. How much did it cost you in Australia?
James Chapman
James Chapman 4 yıl önce
How much did you spend in Australia? I'm looking to eventually build a studio here as well.
teej 4 yıl önce
I found Store DJ only sell the c-01 in a bundle, though i think the MTR101 may be a suitable substitute unless you dont already have a pair of studio headphones.
PEACE Yıl önce
You have encouraged and inspired me as a singer songwriter to build my very own budget recording studio in my living room. 4 years ago I became seriously ill and disabled I’m now wheelchair reliant. You could say things are a little tricky! However I like a challenge. I’m using Pro Tools 2020 and really enjoying discovering what I can do with it. I’m not used to setting up my own condenser mic 🎙 have you any tips on positioning the Condenser mic?
ijan Marcus
ijan Marcus Yıl önce
@IQVAL thanks bro
IQVAL Yıl önce
@ijan Marcus my man, thats cool. i mean you still got a long way to go with the mixing stuff but this is enough to prove that we just need to START rather than keep searching for the best method. i am totally inspired 🤩
Sam Miller
Sam Miller Yıl önce
Ableton Lite is a bit too limited for my taste. The next level up, the newly released Ableton 11 Intro, for only $100, is an excellent deal--more than enough features for me.
charlieisamonster 2 yıl önce
I agree with the Focus interface. Amazing bit of kit. I'm not so sure about needing a condenser mic though? Least not to start out with anyhow. I get they have a great sound and sensitivity but in a room with little or no soundproofing I find mine picks up every squeaky floorboard, passing train, plane, bird singing or mouse farting. For most stuff a shure sm57 or 58 is easier to work with IMO.
Kevin Mattie
Kevin Mattie Yıl önce
Very inspired after hearing i did not need to spend a small fortune. Thanks for your very detailed recommendations. Made it so much easier for me. This world-needs more people like you in it. 🎸🤘
Zeinzu Androy
Zeinzu Androy 2 yıl önce
Dude!! I'm sorry to just find this now. Thank You. I can't agree with this more. I've been recording 20+ years and it can be so hard to convince people of this. It's so important to remember art is all about the creative process and not the gear. I'll be citing this vid from now on!!!
PoorBastard 2 yıl önce
@Bryan Klotz Best recordings possible is impossible even if you have millions of dollars.
Bryan Klotz
Bryan Klotz 2 yıl önce
I am going to be building a home studio and my biggest concern is getting the best recordings possible. This gentleman is correct in that you dont have to break the bank to do this?
Eduardo IS
Eduardo IS Yıl önce
Great video, you get down to business without unnecessary talk, very straight forward! I will buy all the equipment you recommend under $ 350, I hope it works for me considering I am just a beginner, this will be my first recording recording studio. Thank you, I appreciate for the sharing your knowledge.
Hillbilly Banjo
Hillbilly Banjo Yıl önce
Thank you! I am very new to this and have spent many hours trying to find a place to start. I just found your channel. I have absolutely no business singing into a microphone, but want to record my progress as I learn and tweak music I record. You cut through all the other crap I was confused about and got right to the needs for getting started I am going through a good number of your very instructive videos and greatly appreciate what you are doing, so thank you for helping me start. I have some equipment arriving today. I am more excited and much less apprehensive than I would have been without your explanations of how it all fits together. Thank you!
GoddessPluto Yıl önce
have finally decided it's time to have my own at-home studio, will buy everything I need now (: and I will be back to update how it goes. Thanks for this video!
GoddessPluto 11 aylar önce
Got all the equipment a while back already! I think pro tools 1st, the free version that comes with the audio interface is not very good, doesn’t let me record with my voice template or anything. So I plan to soon upgrade to pro tools standard, and start actually recording. But I’m happy I did this, and at the studio I record at Im learning a lot about engineering. So :) will be back to update at some point.
Jackie ♥️'s Jesus
Jackie ♥️'s Jesus 11 aylar önce
Any updates?
Chris Bowling
Chris Bowling Yıl önce
So... How'd it go??
producemover Yıl önce
Really appreciate your delivery in this video. Simple. Clear. Concise. Thanks Graham! Heading to research your guide and then off to buy.
MrPunkrocker247 2 yıl önce
Thank you for this video. The next step for me is to get into recording and this is very helpful. Does the software you mentioned have capabilities to make drum beats? Unfortunately I have to little kids and no room for a drum set. I’d like to be able to add that to my sound as well. If not which software would you recommend for making drum beats? I am playing rock/metal music and would prefer a platform that is easy to manipulate
Miguel94 11 aylar önce
Thanks man, you gave me the courage to start, I got this exact kit and I have been making progress!
matt parr30
matt parr30 2 yıl önce
Hey thanks man, this is the best video so far, so simple yet effective. Im about to get cracking on my own studio, i have 2k set aside, but i thought i needed far more. Appreciate this vid alot. 😁😁😁🙏
RichOfCanada Yıl önce
This was a fantastic guide, thank you! Do you have any tutorials (either yourself or others you trust) on room preparation (acoustic treatment) or do you feel this step is unnecessary for the beginner recording studio?
Jaime Medina
Jaime Medina Yıl önce
Three years later and this video is still super helpful! Thank you!!
JV8 Studios
JV8 Studios 9 aylar önce
I am videographer by trade but I'm always getting in to making music. I wanted to create my own home studio but I didn't know where to start. this video was amazing, informative and clear! thank you for sharing .
Ken Albertsen
Ken Albertsen 20 gün önce
I've done studio work between the 1960's and 2000, mostly with tape machines. I just turned 70, and want to get my 2 dozen original songs done again (All the former demos are lost, long story). So this video is perfect. It's like going to elementary school after graduating from college. Thanks. Oh, I also have some stand-up comedy routines which need recording.
Andrew Schopen
Andrew Schopen 2 yıl önce
Great video. Question for you. Can you use things like Superior Drummer 3 and different guitar softwares in the versions of Pro-Tools that comes with the Focusrite Scarlett Solo you mentioned in the video? Thank you.
Niyor Bhattacharyya
Niyor Bhattacharyya 3 yıl önce
watching this video without having even $10 in my pocket
DJ Looney Tunez
DJ Looney Tunez Aylar önce
I feel this fam…
LiltripdagoatAtVEVO Aylar önce
NBA Rano
NBA Rano 2 aylar önce
fr fr 😭😂
ahoook hook
ahoook hook 2 aylar önce
Your heart very hard brother 😭
Israel Pacheco
Israel Pacheco 2 aylar önce
Felt this so hard
Christian Sieger
Christian Sieger 2 yıl önce
Great video advice! Thank you for sharing your insight and for the motivation to getting started!
AMC Capa
AMC Capa Yıl önce
Hi! I just now got a hold of your channel and you definitely helped me to think of where to begin putting together a studio without breaking my bank. Since I am absolutely clueless on how recording work, do you have a guide or instructions how they all marry to each other? Thanks!!!
Bret Johnston
Bret Johnston Yıl önce
Thank you Graham! I appreciate all your info without a bunch of superlatives. Looking forward to more videos to help my recording adventures!
Studio Zone
Studio Zone 6 aylar önce
This video helped me out a lot. Thank you! I already bought most things you mentioned in this video. I have a question about the Samson CO1. Will the Focusrite Audio Interface be enough for Phantom Power while using the Samson CO1?
Between The Balance
Between The Balance 5 yıl önce
Great video - basically, in 10 mintes you learn what took me a year or more to find out on my own! The headphones really do sound great and are afordable, the scarlett gives you a really nice and clear sound, I just haven't tried the mic. The POP filter... never again without it! :D For a DAW - Reaper is free basically and it's amazing and there is also a ton of free plugins that are great as well.
Marianne Kesler
Marianne Kesler Yıl önce
Thank you! This may be the first video I have ever watched that was a total beginner level and did not immediately talk 'over my head' ... really appreciate it!
John Roesler
John Roesler 2 yıl önce
Thanks for spending your time to hand out free info that actually sounds realistic
GP Yıl önce
Hello, thanks for the informative video! Question: Will this setup be sufficient for solely voice recording?
Tariq Osman
Tariq Osman Yıl önce
I just started looking for a home studio when I came across this video. What a life saver. Thanks, man.
MixChecks Yıl önce
Yep. This is a great place to start :)
Funkbutterfly 2 yıl önce
Good advice, but I would go for the scarlett 2i2 if you can afford it ($160 vs $99). You can record stereo sources like keyboards that way. Mixing on headphones is a great way to save money but be sure to take breaks and reference your mix at some point on another system because it will shock you how different things sound in a live space.
Tessa Canzona
Tessa Canzona 2 yıl önce
This was very helpful, thank you! Can’t wait to get my home studio set up :)
GlamGal 710
GlamGal 710 6 aylar önce
Thanks for your great instruction video. Not long ago, I purchased an audio interface-a U Control from Behringer-and already have a closed back microphone. Yet for some reason, the interface’s manual states that it has to recognize all the instruments and software before it’s recognized by the computer. Because I’m not exactly financially solvent, I’ve had to save $ in order to purchase what you mentioned-I still have to purchase some of the items you mentioned. I might have been to some of your webinars prior to COVID. I’ll try to attend one of them-thanks again!
Chris Giecewicz
Chris Giecewicz 2 yıl önce
I agree with Focusrite recommendation. I currently use 6i6 2nd gen and I'm very happy with it. However if you're still looking, SSL just recently released a new affordable (+/- $250) interface which is great ! :)
tmyth 2 yıl önce
this is literally the best video for beginners
Dan Yıl önce
@Claudian Reyn Please tell me why..and give me a better option..
MUAY S Yıl önce
@Claudian Reyn elaborate or gtfohh
LilLui Yıl önce
@SINK OR SWIM facts, this dude talking like it’s not, drop the video then 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️
@Claudian Reyn lol. Have u got better video. Looking to get a setup
Claudian Reyn
Claudian Reyn Yıl önce
It's actually not :))
nansen's cat
nansen's cat Yıl önce
This video is so very helpful. Considering your high opinion of the Scarlett Focusrite brand, would you also recommend the 4i4 model? I would like two mic inputs and also MIDI inputs for my setup. Thank you for this informative video and channel.
mugflub Yıl önce
Such great down-to-earth advice! Thanks so much!
Don F
Don F 2 yıl önce
FYI - the C01 is also a fantastic LIVE sound mic. I use it at church for small to medium size groups. They have a wide pickup pattern and still sound good when used a distance from the source. They also are capable of very high sound levels before the dreaded feedback occurs. One thing though... always set them up (live sound or otherwise) BELOW the source and have them tilted upward. On a mini (six inch) stand in front of a small children's choir, they pick up great and can't really be seen. Can't say enough about these fantastic mics.
Jorell Dye
Jorell Dye 5 aylar önce
1) Focusrite Scarlett Solo - $99 2) Included Daws: Ableton Live Lite and Pro Tools First - $0 3) Samson C01 microphone - $79 4) KRK KNS6400 headphones - $99 5) XLR Cable - $19 6) Mic stand with boom arm and tripod - $25 7) Pop Filter - $19 Total: $340 plus taxes (around $375) 1:07 Audio Interface 2:40 Software (DAW) 3:57 Mic 5:20 Headphones 6:15 XLR Cable 6:45 Mic Stand 7:14 Pop Filter
Captain Jaja
Captain Jaja 2 yıl önce
Hey Graham, great video. I have been thinking to have my own studio for years. This is going to make my dream come true. I like singing. At this point, I only want to record my vocal. do I need headphones to make my vocal or over-all results better? Thanks for your time.
Andy Rob
Andy Rob Yıl önce
Samson C01 was my 1st LDC, I bought it in 2003 and still gets used occasionally and is going strong! I have one singer I records who always asks if I still have it... sounds good on her voice :)
L S 11 aylar önce
Omg thank you so much for this I hope everything you ever wished for comes true because of this ❤️✨
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