You are bored of making music just for yourself? You write your own songs and want to share them with other people? You want your talent to finally be discovered? If you have answered yes to any of these three questions, you should definitely read on because from now on, it is time to finally record at home.
For many musicians, the hourly rate of expensive studio are impossible to cope with. Fortunately, there are many opportunities now to work on ideas and songs within your own four walls. Completely without time pressure or planning effort. And all you need for that weighs no more than a bottle of beer. A compact two-channel USB interface provides you with a wide range of recording options on a minimum of space. For example, the two XLR microphone inputs allow you to connect two microphones simultaneously and record on separate tracks. Stereo recordings of instruments such as piano or acoustic guitar can thus be realised with any standard DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation, popular DAW software includes Cubase or Logic).
The phantom power which can be switched per channel allows you to use condenser microphones as well.
Alternatively, one line source can be connected per channel. The input impedance is also switchable per channel. Therefore, you can process a high-impedance signal, e.g. from an electric bass in the same way as a low-impedance signal from an electric piano, for example. Flexibility is the be-all and end-all when it comes to home recording.
If you are planning more complex arrangements and want to record your instruments one after the other, you can use your headphones to listen to both the sum of the tracks you have recorded so far from your DAW software and the signals you have just recorded.
So you can easily build, edit and perfect your song instrument by instrument, track by track.
The latency between recording and playback is in the imperceptible range, so you do not have to worry about annoying delays. Therefore, recording at home not only allows you to capture your song ideas.
It rather opens up completely new possibilities for the creation of music.
If you could only play one instrument at a time, you can now compose, build, rebuild, refine and finally produce your song track by track. There are virtually no limits to your creativity!
In addition to recordings for music production, a two-channel interface is also suitable for recording podcasts with two speakers.
The two microphone signals of the speakers can be cut and processed separately afterwards due to being recorded separately.
This gives you a new range of possibilities, especially in the post-production of your podcast. If you only use one microphone, an interface with one input is sufficient. In terms of sound and reliability, you do not have to make any concessions here, of course, just as you do not have to make any concessions in terms of post-production options.
Modern interfaces are supplied with power via USB, a separate power supply is not required. For you, it is plug-in, play, record. This also makes these interfaces an ideal companion for on the road. So nothing stands in the way of a spontaneous recording session in the kitchen of a friend's shared flat. No matter where inspiration strikes you, with a small but nice USB recording interface, you always have the possibility to capture your creativity on tape, or rather: on a hard disk.
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