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For most of us, especially when beginning to discover a musical passion and begin creating music, a studio isn’t an option. For the bedroom music producer, you don’t need all of the kit to start with -  just the basics. That’s why we’ve curated a shortlist of just 10 essentials for the bedroom music producer.

  • Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Microphone

  • Perfect for the bedroom music producer, the AT2020 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid polar pattern which is great for general studio use including vocals, acoustic instruments & guitar cabs. This makes the Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Microphone a real winner for an affordable piece of kit for the home.

    Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Microphone

    Buy it here: https://redappleaudio.co.uk/products/audio-technica-at2020-condenser-microphone

  • Audio Technica AT2020USB+ USB microphone

  • The Audio Technica AT2020USB+ is a condenser microphone that you can directly connect to a USB port of your computer. This microphone has an extension that the AT2020 USB does not have. Its name carries a + because of the practical headphone output, which practically turns this professional microphone into a mini sound card. Connect your headphones to the microphone and you can hear yourself, as well as the computer's audio, loud and clear. A mix knob allows you to balance the two signals. A great option for those who just want to record directly into their computer.

    Audio Technica AT2020USB+ USB microphone

    Buy it here: https://redappleaudio.co.uk/products/audio-technica-at2020usb-usb-microphone

  • sE Electronics Studio Pro Metal Pop Shield

  • This unique metal screen is not simply perforated but louvered at a slight angle to redirect ultra-low frequency breath blasts which are pushed past the side of the screen.

    The angled screen does not attenuate high frequencies as fabric screens do, leaving the vocal performance unaffected but without annoying low frequency "pops". It's also built to last and will take a lot more abuse than a traditional fabric shield, so it's great for commercial applications.

    Buy it here: https://redappleaudio.co.uk/products/se-electronics-metal-pop-shield

  • PreSonus HD9 Closed-Back Studio Headphones

  • The HD9 Headphones from PreSonus are the perfect solution for music lovers on the move, as well as professional musicians, DJs and more. The simple yet sleek design features custom 45mm neodymium drivers that provide an extended frequency range and high-definition audio fidelity. The precision-tuned drivers providing high power handling (900mW per channel into 40 ohms) allowing you to hear every nuance from your music, even at high volume levels. The wide frequency range results in a highly accurate low-end response with sparkling highs, with a focus on clarity and audio accuracy. This makes the headphones ideal for casual listening, as well as mixing applications.

    sE Electronics Studio Pro Metal Pop Shield

    Buy them here: https://redappleaudio.co.uk/collections/studio-headphones/products/presonus-hd9-closed-back-studio-headphones

  • Behringer Xenyx X1622USB Mixer

  • Fitted with 4 mic preamps, the mixer offers a huge 130 dB of dynamic range and an extensive bandwidth from below 10Hz through to and above 200kHz. These state-of-the-art preamps provide the X1622USB with a superior, crystal clear performance. Much like the compressor, the Xenyx X1622USB mixer features a channel EQ based on the legendary sound of the British consoles from the 1960s and '70s. The channel EQ takes inspiration from the classic circuitry for signals that allow incredibly warm and detailed musical character.

    Behringer Xenyx X1622USB Mixer

    Buy it here: https://redappleaudio.co.uk/products/behringer-xenyx-x1622usb-mixer

  • Ableton Live 10 Suite

  • Ableton Live 10 features a range of new features and enhancements designed to improve workflow and your creative ideas. Create new sounds with the new Wavetable synth, and shape and morph your sound using wavetables derived from analog synths, and a range of other instruments and sounds. Explore the rich sounds Wavetable has to offer and begin creating completely new and fresh sounds. Every bedroom producer needs quality software!

    Buy it here: https://redappleaudio.co.uk/collections/ableton/products/ableton-live-10-suite-physical-copy

  • Presonus Eris 3.5 Inch Active Multimedia Monitors

  • The Presonus Eris 3.5-Inch Active Multimedia Monitors are the perfect solution for bringing studio-grade audio fidelity to your home studio. The Presonus Eris monitors feature a wide frequency range that is ideal for a variety of applications. The result is a crisp and refined sound that can even be fine-tuned, using the rear panel controls. The smooth and accurate frequency response picks up nuances that conventional speakers don’t, allowing you to expand the quality and sound of your home project studio.

    Presonus Eris 3.5 Inch Active Multimedia Monitors

    Buy them here: https://redappleaudio.co.uk/collections/monitors/products/presonus-eris-3-5-inch-active-multimedia-monitors-pair

  • Scarlett Solo 2nd gen Audio Interface

  • Focusrite's second-generation Scarlett Solo is ideal if you want to start recording, and now it's even better, faster and easier than before. Though compact and easy to use, it still delivers the same class-leading sound quality and digital conversion as the rest of the latest Scarlett range. It has a single natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamp, a newly-designed instrument input, and super-low latency. Take it anywhere, connect by a single USB cable, plug your microphone and instrument straight in, and easily record studio-quality audio.

    Scarlett Solo 2nd gen Audio Interface

    Buy it here: https://redappleaudio.co.uk/collections/audio-interface/products/scarlett-solo-2nd-gen-audio-interface

  • Studiologic SL88 Studio 88-key USB/MIDI keyboard

  • The SL88 Studio is a comprehensive USB/MIDI keyboard by Studiologic. It's perfect for controlling synths and plugins! Although it's big, the controls are intuitive and user-friendly, partially thanks to the clear color display. Particularly in the studio, it's important to define MIDI zones. With the SL88, you get four zones. Use the display and rotary knob to adjust and assign them in a flash. You can use the rotary knob as a cursor and as a push button. The SL88 also has a sort of railing at the rear so you can mount your laptop, for instance.

    Buy it here: https://redappleaudio.co.uk/collections/keyboards/products/studiologic-sl88-studio-88-key-usb-midi-keyboard

  • 3m MIDI cable

  • The essentials. Cables. It goes without saying.

    Buy it here: https://redappleaudio.co.uk/products/midi-cable-din-din-m-m-3-m-10-metal-connectors