7 Tools to Get Your Job Done

So we sat down and thought of all the tools you might need to improve your ‘bathroom’ studio or even that professional recording studio you run or you plan of running.

Everything you need to produce, mix and master your own music. The list is not inclusive.

  1. Monitors

For audio production applications where audio accurate reproduction is essential. Engineers argue that a ‘monitor’ implies that the speaker is considered to produce relatively flat phase and frequency responses.

Trusted monitors are from: Alesis, Behringers, Edirol, ESI, Genelec, KRK, Roland and Yamaha.

  1. Synthesizers

To generate electric signals transformed to sound through loudspeakers or headphones. Synthesizers can emulate other instruments or make new sounds.

Best synthesizers are from: Access, Alesis, Korg, Novation, Roland and Yamaha.

  1. Software

At the core of this would be a PC. You needs lots of good software to make good music. This is inclusive of Cakewalk, Cubase, Live, Logic, Nuendo, Protools, Reason, Sample CD’s, Adobe Audition, and numerous plugins.

  1. Sound Cards

For facilitation of reasonable input and output of audio signals to and from a computer under control of computer software.

You might consider using cards by: Audiotrack, Edirol, ESI, M-Audio, MOTU and RMS.

  1. Audio & MIDI Interface

Define protocols, digital interfaces and connectors and allows a variety of electronic musical instruments, computers and other related devices to connect and communicate with one another.

Top makers include: Audiotrack, Edirol, ESI, M-Audio, MOTU and RMS.

  1. Mixers

To combine multiple recorded sounds into one or more channels. In the process, effects may also be added.

Alesis, Behringer, Mackie, Yamaha

  1. Keyboards

Works much better if you are good with the keys. You will need a keyboard controller to connect the keyboard to your computer.

There’s many of them, ranging from cheap to classy – Medeli, Casio, Yamaha, Roland and Korg.


You know what works best for you. What can you afford? Add to the list!