Thanks so much for attending my session! Below you’ll find a PDF download of my slides, along with some additional notes I jotted down before the session. If I have left anything out, or if you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Here are some helpful links and prices for the equipment I mentioned — I own all of these items and highly recommend them.
- Fender Passport 500 Pro: $999
- Macbook Pro: $1,799
- 24″ Dell HD Monitor: $225
- Blue Snowball USB Microphone: $66
- Shure Beta 58A Microphone: $159
- Nady 6″ Pop Filter: $16
- M-Audio MobilePre USB PreAmp: $120
- M-Audio KeyRig 49: $94
- Sennheiser HD-280 Pro Headphones: $80
- Logitech Omnidirectional USB Speakers: $200
Here are some general thoughts and tips related to recording and sharing your music the DIY way.
- Remember that the music itself is the most important ingredient, not the equipment you use to record it.
- Try to sing and/or play from memory when recording. It makes a huge difference in the quality of your sound, believe it or not!
- You don’t have to amass an entire home recording studio all at once. I started with a computer and a microphone, nothing more.
- Don’t over-complicate a song with gratuitous tracks and sounds. Simple is best in many cases, especially when recording for your students and/or clients.
- I recommend using Limelight for cover song clearance and licensing.