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Top 5 Home Recording Packages

Top 5 Home Recording Packages
VOICE OVER: Ryan Wild WRITTEN BY: Richard Bush
If you're looking to get started on some music recording at home, then home recording packages are a great way to do it - as they include many of the essentials you need to get going. But as you'll probably already know, there are tons of different packages from numerous different brands out there - so which one is right for you? Well, to help you decide, we've sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products.

Script written by Richard Bush

Top 5 Home Recording Packages


Welcome to GetMojo, we do the research so you don’t have to! In this video, we’re offering our picks for the 5 best home recording packages on the market.

If you’re looking to get started on some music recording at home, then home recording packages are a great way to do it - as they include many of the essentials you need to get going. But as you’ll probably already know, there are tons of different packages from numerous different brands out there - so which one is right for you? Well, to help you decide, we’ve sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products. Okay, first up.

The Front Runner

PreSonus AudioBox Studio Package


For most people - beginner or pro - this PreSonus package will be pretty much all the recording power you’ll ever need. This package’s interface may only have two inputs, but it plugs easily into your computer via USB and it comes accompanied by two monitors - which is a rarity — a set of headphones, an M7 condenser microphone and Studio One editing software. And this editing software is super easy to use, allowing you to seamlessly drag and drop tracks, add effects and more. Even if you’re new to music producing, this package will make you feel like a pro in no time.

The Comparable

M-Audio Complete Recording Package


If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, and you’re not too concerned with having speakers as part of the package, then this M-Audio bundle is an excellent choice. The simple interface of this model is a real selling point, and connecting it to a computer is very straightforward. It may only allow for one input, but it does come with a microphone and shock mount, headphones and the AIR 192 Vocal Studio Pro software suite. Also, FYI, if you really want to, you can just buy the M-Audio interface by itself.

The Value Pick

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio Package (3rd Gen)


This set-up could have easily been our front runner pick, because it offers studio-grade recording quality - at up to 24-bit - and is easy to use. Focusrite is a solid brand, and this 2i2 package includes two inputs, a USB interface, headphones and a condenser mic. It’s the little things with this package though, like the clip lights around the gain knobs that change color and alert you if the signal is being distorted. This package also comes with Ableton Live Lite and ProTools First software to help you edit your tracks.

The Travel Option

iZotope Spire Studio Portable Recorder


Looks a bit like a smart speaker, right? Well, it’s much more than that. The iZotope recorder is ideal for those who need to capture musical ideas on the go, with two-inputs, a built-in microphone and wireless connectivity to your phone. It's designed for musicians who want to edit their tracks via their smartphones, with a dedicated app for both Android and iOS. It even has a reachable battery life of four hours, for ultimate portability.

The Compact One

Tascam 8-Track Digital Multitrack Recorder (DP-008EX)


This set-up is also great for those who want to record on-the-go, or for those who have limited music room space at home. It may look a little intimidating at first, and not as simple to use as the other interfaces on this list, but this 8-track recorder offers greater flexibility and 2 inputs. It’s also super compact, meaning it can easily slip inside a backpack or be permanently set up at the end of a computer desk. Amazon consumers have raved about its extensive features, ease of use and compact dimensions.

So which home recording package should you choose? Well, before looking at anything, you’ll have to decide whether one input is enough, and for many people it won’t be. 2 inputs offer a lot more flexibility. We’d also recommend being realistic about how technically-minded you are, especially if you’re a beginner. If you’re just starting out, we’d recommend trying to find a product that offers quality, simplicity and affordability - something like the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 for example.

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