Home Recording Starter Bundle

Updated On
22-May-2020
By
Ken Theriot

In partnership with B&H Photo-Video-Audio, we have put together a home recording equipment bundle - Home Recording Starter Kit.

[Update: Since Avid discontinued the Fast Track, we replaced the interface in this kit with the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2].

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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6 comments on “Home Recording Starter Bundle”

  1. 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

  2. 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

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