I am by no means an expert at this. A critical and professional ear will no doubt identify all the ragged edges created by many technical and musical problems in my work. Frankly thats all I hear when I listen to my stuff, so I am always a bit bemused when I receive compliments. I am after all a self-taught hobbyist, and on a budget.
On this page I share the approach to home recording that I use right now. This is evolutionary so I will not always do it this way. Nor is this the only way to do it. By tweaking and developing my technique, and upgrading components over time, as I can afford to, my studio and competence will continue to progress.
Recording hardware and software products for the home user have improved, and come down in price. It is quite possible to put together a pretty good home recording studio for under $1,000.00. With a mixture of good advice, a bit of patient trial and error problem solving, and a willingness to learn from your mistakes, I have no doubt a budget home studio’s recording capability can reach the point where it rivals the facility of a big commercial studio.
The following diagram illustrates the connection scheme.