Even with all the best recording equipment, your home recording studio won't be complete without
the studio monitors, headphones and accessories you need to get the job done.
Unlike your stereo system at home, studio monitors for your home recording
studio are designed to give you a clear and accurate impression of your recording. Since you want
your home recordings to sound great on every audio system, it's important to use monitors that most
accurately playback your recordings exactly how they sound. In other words, the purpose of studio
monitors is not to make your recording sound great, but to play your recording exactly the way it
sounds, so that you can make it sound great.
When selecting monitors for your home recording studio, you'll need to choose between
passive and active speakers. Passive speakers require an external power source to amplify your
recording; where as active speakers have the amplifier built in. Both active and passive studio
monitors will work great in your home recording studio, but just remember that with passive
speakers you will also need a separate amplifier.
MediaOne 3a Active Studio Monitors
make a great addition to any home recording studio. Its 30
watt built in amplifier will provide more than enough power for everything from mixing to mastering
your home recordings. Plus, with a headphone jack on the speakers themselves, you'll be able to
switch between your headphones and monitors quickly and conveniently when recording.
Whether recording yourself, some friends or even a full band, studio grade
headphones are not only a great addition to any home recording studio, but often times a necessity
as well. Throughout the course of recording you're probably going to want to add some additional
tracks to your songs. While doing so, you need to be able to hear the song, and to make sure the
microphone can't; headphones are perfect for this.
When choosing headphones for your home recording studio, it's advisable to find ones that
successfully isolate outside sounds. The
Sound EX29 Extreme Isolation Headphones,
for example, give you a comfortable, light-weight
style with the isolation you need to ensure you can hear your songs properly.
One of the most useful accessories any home recording studio can have
is a headphone amplifier. For those of you looking to create a home recording studio perfect for
small groups and full bands, you may even consider a separate headphone amplifier a necessity to
ensure that everyone can hear each other. With the
HA43 Stereo Headphone Amplifier
you can turn one headphone channel into four, making it the
perfect amplifier for any home recording studio looking to record multiple instruments at the same
time. Plus, with a separate volume control for each channel, everyone whose recording can hear
everything they need to. And if four channels are not enough, you can always add more units to your
home recording studio whenever the need arises.