Best Gear For Producing Songs At Home (Music Production Tips For Beginners)

music production tips for beginners

Producing your own songs has never been more affordable than it is right now. Thanks to software, algorithms and technology you have access to the same kind of gear that used to be exclusive to fancy studios and cost a premium to use.

This means that for less than the price of some studio sessions, you could just build your own studio at home! That you own yourself and now have the option to create whenever you want to... whenever inspiration strikes!

However, a side effect of the technological advancements is mass production of home studio gear. There are so many options out there and it’s easy to fall into the trap of good marketing and high price tags. I've fallen for it myself, and had to learn that while there's no secret piece of gear that makes a song better or worse, there really are some fundamentals that can level-up your productions.

So today, in hopes to spare you some cash, I’m going to share my best recommendations for getting started with production equipment.

The Basics

Computer  Use the one you already have... but actually!

DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

-Mac, Garageband (free): 

-PC, Ableton Live Lite (free): 

Headphones  Audio Technica ATH–M20x: 


The Next Steps

Interface – Focusrite Scarlett Solo: 

Microphone – Shure SM57: 

MIDI Keyboard

-AKAI Pro LPK25 (25 keys): 

-M–AUDIO Keystation 49 (49 keys): 

*Do google searches for best pricing... I am not a Sweetwater affiliate, I simply prefer to purchase gear from them due to their renowned & generous customer service.


– Nathan

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