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An audio interface is a unit that enables you to record analog and digital audio signals and carry them into your computer. Its similar to a sound card but in an external box that gets connected to your computer via usb. You get interfaces with one input all the way up the sixteen inputs for live recordings.
Today’s interfaces has evolved to incorporate many features including:
- digital conversion
- mic preamps
- DI boxes
- headphone amps
- monitor management
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface. Compact yet versatile 2-in, 2-out USB audio interface. It gives singer songwriters two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps and the same class-leading sound quality and digital conversion as the rest of the latest Scarlett range.
For studio use you will mainly look at two types of microphones. Condenser microphones that picks up more detailed sound because of its lightweight suspended diaphragm, and they use phantom power ( external power ) for a higher output. And then the dynamic microphone that uses a wire coil behind the diaphragm, the output is much lower than the condenser microphone and they are more rugged and reliable.
The Neumann U 87 Ai is probably the best-known and most frequently used studio microphone the world over. Its smooth and refined sound is as iconic as its elegant exterior design. The U 87 Ai is the standard microphone for speech and vocals. Three polar patterns plus pad and low cut options make it adaptable to a wide range of applications.
Controller keyboards are devices with keys like pianos and keyboards that has a direct connection to your computer. They come in different formats, some with only basic keys and some with added faders, buttons and pads. The controller keyboard uses midi signals and doesn’t create any sound by itself. If you connect to a computer you can then use software to edit the sounds you have created.
Maudio Keystation 61 is a simple, powerful MIDI controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on your Mac or PC.
Headphones are a hardware devise made from two small speakers attached by a band that fits over your head and covers your ears. Traditional headphones have two ear cups that fits comfortably over your ears. Smaller headphones, often called earbuds fits inside the outer part of your ear canal.
The Sennheiser HD 200 PRO monitoring headphones deliver powerful studio sound wherever you are. The ambient noise attenuation enables you to fully concentrate on your job. Soft ear pads ensure outstanding comfort during long creative sessions.
Studio monitors are loudspeakers in smaller speaker boxes specifically designed for professional audio production. They produce a more accurate presentation of the music. Normal speakers are made to sound good, the frequencies are adjusted to make it easy on the ears. The studio Monitors has a very flat frequency so that sound engineers can hear tiny details in a mix.
The Fostex PM0.4 diminutive in size, but with a sound that has to be heard to be believed. Its superb audio performance in a compact physical size expands its applications to professional console top studio monitoring, audio installation and portable audio monitoring.
Long before all the wonderful technology that is now available for music production, before computers and masses of software, audio engineers used external hardware to shape their recordings. Effects and tonal changes were all created using outboard equipment There are a different types of outboard equipment including pre-amps, eq’s, effects and compressors etc.
The Manley VOXBOX combines the legendary Manley Mono Mic Preamp, the ELOP reborn as a lower ratio compressor, the MID EQ blown out as a full range PEAK-DIP-PEAK EQ, and a DeEsser with a second ELOP limiter at the end.
- Microphone clips and shock mounts
- Sound Isolation Shields
- Sheet music