This video covers everything you need to know if you want to set up a home studio digital audio workstation (DAW). I have been recording albums and producing YouTube videos for a long time and this guide will show you what you need and how to set it up.
This video will cover software (Reaper), operating systems, computer hardware requirements, studio monitors, microphones, and much more!
0:39 - AUDIO INTERFACE SELECTION
3:36 - COMPUTER HARDWARE
5:49 - DAW SOFTWARE (& DRIVERS)
8:33 - WORKFLOW & MONITOR SETUP
►My Monitor of Choice:
9:34 - WHICH MICROPHONE TO CHOOSE?
12:34 - SETTING UP THE AUDIO INTERFACE
13:10 - PHANTOM POWER (+48V)
13:47 - STUDIO MONITORS (SPEAKERS)
16:30 - INTERFACE MIC GAIN EXPLAINED
17:06 - SETTING A HEADPHONES MIX
18:00 - SETTING UP REAPER (OR ANY DAW)
19:13 - BASIC REAPER OVERVIEW
20:50 - MORE INFORMATION
Full List of Recommended Components for Setting up a DAW:
Try and find an 8 core CPU like the AMD Ryzon, Intel i5, or even an older CPU like the AMD FX-8350 or FX-8320. These AMD-FX CPUs can handle an enormous amount of tracks and it will also keep the cost down. If you want the newest option go for Ryzen! Make sure the computer has a solid-state drive (SSD) and also at least 16GB of ram.