Are you one of those people who have all the talent to make it in the Music Business but don’t have access to expensive equipment or an audio engineer? Or do you just want to make music? Well, this list will give you an inexpensive way to immerse yourself in the music business.
1. The Microphone
Everybody knows that you need a microphone to record. The Company Blue Microphones make quality Mic’s at an affordable price. The recommended microphone is part of the snowball series which is a USB microphone that plugs right into your computer and you are ready to record.
Another microphone if you’re willing to spend a little more money is also part of the Blue series called the Yeti, which is a high performance USB Microphone that again, plugs right into your computer and you are ready to record.
2. The Recording Software
Not everyone has money for Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase or even Logic. On the bright side, there are many other (Cheaper) options.
If you are a Mac user, you already have a recording software in Garage Band, but if you are a PC user, you have to download one. Lucky for you, there are many recording softwares that are online for a grand price of FREE.
The best software you should probably consider is Audacity.
Taken straight from their website:
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. The interface is translated into many languages. You can use Audacity to:
- Record live audio.
- Record computer playback on any Windows Vista or later machine.
- Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
- Edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis sound files.
- Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
- Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
You can download Audacity Here at their website
3. The Instrumentals
What’s the microphone or the recording software if you have no beat to rap on or no instrumental to sing on. Well… Once again, you’re in luck instrumentals are everywhere.
Youtube, SoundCloud, BandCamp, even Google.
There are many free beats/instrumentals online. All you have to do is search for what you’re looking for and don’t forget to add Free to the end of your search. If you can’t do that, I can give you a head start Here.
Last but not least, after you have collected all of materials what you need to have is Patience.
Nobody becomes an Overnight Celebrity so put in a lot of hard work and make quality music …You’re time will come.
Now that you have the basics, here are some things you don’t have to buy but they will enhance your music-making.
Comment Below if you think there are other things people need in order to start making music.