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Home Studio Setup for Beginners Under $300! Start making music now!

The home studio setup for beginners is effective and simple.  Streaming quality is achievable!

Home studio setup for beginners should be simple and cost efficient.   Check out this list of gear to get you started!  I began on similar equipment and got pretty good results!
➨ CLICK: Example Recording and Mix with similarly priced home studio set up for beginners.


Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Studio Microphone Bundle with Pop Filter and XLR Cable
Home Studio AT2020

I used this microphone since freshman year of college and the next 6 years.  I recorded a couple albums and mix tapes.  Here’s examples of the quality that I was able to get out of this awesome starter microphone!



Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface + Waves Musicians 2 Bundle

home studio interface

The studio personally has the big brother of the Focusrite Solo, which is the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6.  For $99 though,  you can’t beat this quality and also with the included plug-ins, you can get good sounding mixes, these are better plug-in’s than what I had when I first started college.  With this, you can plug in a microphone and provide it with 48v phantom power.  You can also plug in an instrument, whether it be a guitar, bass or keyboard.  This is a very simple to use interface / preamp.  You simply just can’t beat the bang for buck here!



Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back Studio Monitor Headphones
home studio heaphones

We actually use this in our studio!  We were pleasantly surprised at the quality as it is a great Beats by Dre alternative and other headphones priced in the $99-$150 price range.  Status Audio also has great customer service!

Microphone Stand

AmazonBasics Tripod Boom Microphone Stand
home studio micstand

No thrills, no frills.  Simple and strong enough to hold up your AT-2020.

DAW (Digital Audio Workstation, Software)

Pro Tools | First
home studio pro tools first

Yes, this is the same Pro Tools we use at our studio.  Pro Tools First experience is much like the regular version.  You are limited only to 16 audio tracks (but that should be enough for most beginners recording to instrumentals or to a guitar track.)  For more info about the differences, click here.

So, let’s total up this home studio setup for beginners under $300.

Audio Technica AT2020 Bundle: $99.00
Focusrite Scarlett Solo: $99.99
Status Audio CB-1: $79.00
AmazonBasics Microphone Stand: $18.00
Pro Tools | First: FREE!!!

TOTAL: $295.00


Higher Budget Alternative

Looking for a higher end alternative to the Audio Technica AT2020 Bundle and have a little extra money to spend?  Check out the Blue Microphones Bluebird Cardioid Condenser Microphone.  It usually costs $299 but since it’s out of stock right now it is on sale for $179.99!  Add a Microphone Cable – 10 Feet for $6.99 and a Nady MPF-2 Microphone Pop Filter for $9.99, your higher budget alternative is $392.97!

Happy Recording New Musician!  Spread your light and love to the world!

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