Category Archives: Shopping

The Cheapest Basic Home Studio Setup

Are you totally new to the recording game? Do you really just want to get started with the minimum spend possible? Well there are options for you.

Yes, it’s great to have high end equipment that costs thousands but we all have to start somewhere. There is plenty very good, affordable gear out there to get you putting out music right away. Read on to find out exactly what you need to get going. Continue reading

Yamaha HS vs. KRK Rokit

Here’s a question you will see a lot in forums and groups online. Which are the best studio monitors for my home studio or production setup, Yammies or Rokits?

The reason I think we see this a lot is because both are high quality and reasonably priced studio monitors, and ideal for someone with a small to medium budget who wants to get the best for their money.  There are lots of other makes and models of studio monitor, of course, but for the purposes of this article we’ll just focus on these two brands. So, which ones are better? Let’s look at the details and decide…  Continue reading

Choosing the Best Budget MIDI Controller for Your Home Studio

In this article I look at the best affordable MIDI controllers on the market. A MIDI controller is basically a bit of kit that generates and send MIDI information to any other bit of kit. They can include keyboards and pads for sending note pitch and velocity values, dials and sliders of various kinds, buttons and switches. Continue reading