Home Recording Starter Bundle

[UPDATE 2022 - B&H have stopped doing this (and other) bundles, sadly. So this particular one is not available any longer. This is very close and is available in 2022 -Focusrite Scarlett Solo Home Studio Recording Kit.

For the musician's version, I changed the interface to a Scarlett 2i2, which has 2 mic inputs, and I had also included a MIDI keyboard. The currently available bundle for that would be the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Home Studio Recording Kit, and you can add theNovation Launchkey Mini MK3 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller.

I designed this bundle with the primary goal of containing the bare minimum needed, at the lowest cost, to produce professional quality audio from just a regular computer in your home. 

There are a number of benefits to purchasing gear like this in bundles.  It is convenient to not have to hunt and peck for each item when shopping - you just have to buy the one product.  Also, you save money buying bundles.

The home recording starter kit - is primarily for people who want to record voice-overs, such as video narrations, podcasts, radio and TV ads, audio books, etc.  It comes with a large-diaphragm condenser mic, great for voice recording but also a terrific all-around microphone. 

You then also get a pop-screen (to avoid "p-pops" when recording vocals), an XLR mic cable, a boom mic stand, closed-back headphones, and an audio interface (which comes with Ableton Live Lite 8 software). 

This type of set-up - a standard (not USB) condenser microphone plugged into an audio interface box which is plugged into the computer - is the foundation for high-end professional audio recording.  I call it home studio setup #2.  Setup #1 is a microphone (pc mic or USB) plugged directly into a computer. 

This home recording starter kit is $299.95.  If you were to purchase each item individually it would cost you$355. So you save about $55 by purchasing the bundle!

If you find Ableton Live Lite 8 software isn't right for you (it tends to be more for musicians than voice-over or basic recording), I highly recommend upgrading to Reaper software, which I find much more intuitive and powerful.

Here are the details of the package:

The Home Recording Starter Bundle ($299.95)

  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 - Portable USB Audio Interface
  • Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (20')
  • Auray MS-5230F Tripod Microphone Stand with Fixed Boom
  • Audio-TechnicaAT2020 Condenser Microphone
  • Polsen HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
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0 comments on “Home Recording Starter Bundle”

  1. Hey Ken thanks for the heads up & savings its always great to know where to start when trying to put a recording studio together

    thanks
    Sunny

  2. Hi,

    I was wondering if you are able to replace Audio Technica AT2020 with AT2035 for proportionately higher price in your home recording starter bundle. I want to purchase the bundle but I prefer AT2035. Please advise.

    Thanks
    Diwash

    1. Diwash - The bundle was put together by B&H. I can ask them, but it would be a completely different bundle and they may not do it. Either way, it would take weeks or even months for that to happen. But I agree that the 2035 is better.

      Sorry about that. Maybe look for a used 2035 - maybe on ebay - and you might be able to come close.

      Ken

  3. Ken--hello classmate! Thanks for putting this together. I'm finally replacing my old TASCAM interface, and getting geared up for recording and online jam sessions. Excited to find a recommendation from someone I trust. Take care buddy.

    1. Hey Brad! Hope it goes well. BTW, B&H terminated their bundle. Sigh. I still recommend those individual pieces of gear though! As for online jamming, one thing I have been able to do is deal with the lag time. I'd be interested to hear if you have a workaround for that. Let me know how that goes!

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