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5 Important Music Production
Equipment List for Your Home
In this tech-savvy world, the compactness of the computers has driven many
people towards a virtual setup. But still lot of the music producers depends on
the music production equipment for their studio setup. The necessary music
production equipment is vital for an optimal music production setup in the
comfort of your own home. These tools enhance the workflow and music writing
1. MIDI Keyboard
It is a beneficial tool for the piano players and the people who want to enhance
their piano playing skills. MIDI keyboard helps in improving the whole process of
the musical composition and make it more enjoyable. Some of the models will let
you assign key commands automatically to the knobs. Mapping of the various
faders and knobs are a best to learn about the entire sound and automation. The
beauty of this music production equipment is that it offers an immediate
polyphony, i.e., when you use the computer mouse, you do not immediately hear
what notes fit well together. For the beginners, it's best to buy the MIDI
keyboards that have 61 to 88 keys. A small one is best as it helps you fully
understand how scale, chord, and intervals work.
2. Studio Monitor
A lot of professionals use the studio monitors for mixing music or for listening to
the tracks while producing. The professional studio monitors make the entire
process smooth and trouble-free. This music production equipment gives you the
180 deg of the separation between the right and left.
These monitors help to enhance the mixdowns and productions. Consider the
ones that give you the full-frequency response, i.e., a correct representation of
3. Studio Headphones
Headphones help in the mixing process and are used as a reference next to the
monitors. It is the best to pair your headphones with a good set of the studio
monitors. They will give you the minute details about the sound that you will fail
to notice with your studio monitors. The headphones that are in the range of
80db SPL will produce excellent results. So pick the headphones that maximize
the audio qualities and properties.
4. Audio Interface
The audio interface is the music production equipment that adds long-term
value to your music production. It offers conversion between the analog and
digital audio signals. It converts the digital audio from your computer into an
analog audio signal that goes anywhere from -3.3V to + 3.3 V. You can also make
this conversion oppositely. To perform these functions, you need DAC’s and
ADC’s. Most of the models of the audio interface include both of these chips. It
offers a fast and better drive in comparison to the sound card in your computer.
The best quality audio interface connects your computer to the best quality
speakers and records the audio signals with minimal noise. If the audio interface
is the central element, you will need extra balanced cables, i.e., TRS and XLR.
5. Acoustic Treatment
Sound travels in all directions, and it does not just hit your ears when it comes
out of the studio monitors. Depending on the environment, it bounces back the
walls, floor, ceilings and other objects that get it way. The acoustic foam, bass
trap, and diffusers prevent these sonic reflections to become inaccurate. Just
remember that if you have windows in your room, its best to buy a thick acoustic
theater curtain so that it does not filter any of the sounds.
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