Find the Best Home Recording Bundle for you with our Top Picks for supercharging your music-making
Today, we're taking a look at some of the best home recording bundles that don't suck. These microphone bundles and home recording bundle deals prove that you really can get everything you need to create your next killer album, track or podcast without assembling everything separately! These microphone bundles and home recording packages come with a range of items, but we've including bundles with at least a pro-quality microphone. Some come with pop shields, reflection filters (portable sound booths), and some come bundled with audio interfaces. This list is designed to help you choose the right microphone bundle for your needs.
BEST HOME RECORDING BUNDLES THAT DON'T SUCK
In summary, these are what we think are the best home recording bundles:
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio 3rd Gen Recording Package
- sE Electronics X1 S Studio Microphone Bundle
- sE Electronics X1 S Condenser Microphone Pack
- Rode NT2-A Studio Condenser Microphone Bundle
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1. FOCUSRITE SCARLETT 2I2 STUDIO 3RD GEN RECORDING PACKAGE
Time and time again, the range of home recording studio bundles from Focusrite make it into our best microphones and studio gear lists. The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio 3rd Gen Recording Package is a welcome addition and comes with everything you need to start recording straight out of the box. This is a perfect microphone bundle for those who need to take their recordings to the next level. In this package, you get the world-renowned Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Generation USB Audio Interface that features two of the best performing mi preamps ever used in the Scarlett range. The new switchable AIR setting allows you to engage the Air effect found on Focusrite's original ISA mic preamp. this gives your recordings a beautifully bright and open sound that really adds life. You can also record and mix at up to 24-bit/192kHz, which is studio-grade quality. You also get a large-diaphragm condenser mic, set of comfortable HP60 MkIII headphones, 3-metre XLR microphone cable and USB Cable (Type C-A) for hooking up to your computer. It's also just over £200, making it one of the best cheap microphone bundles in this list.
2. PreSonus Audiobox USB 96 Studio Recording Package
Next up we have an absolute essential beginner microphone bundle and one of the best home recording bundles on the market today. The PreSonus Audiobox USB 96 Studio Recording Package includes a set of studio-quality headphones, PreSonus M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone and the all-important Presonus AudioBox iTwo audio/MIDI interface plus a range of software. This is basically a home studio in a box. We think it's great because you can create professional-level, stereo recordings thanks to the Presonus AudioBox iTwo audio interface. This features 2 x combi jacks for microphone and line-level instruments and records in 24-bit resolution and 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rates - ideal for users of all styles and skill levels. There's also MIDI I/O so you can hook up your MIDI instruments with ease. At way under £200, this is also a cheap home recording bundle that doesn't suck.
2. SE ELECTRONICS X1 S STUDIO MICROPHONE BUNDLE
The sE Electronics X1 S Studio Microphone Bundle makes our best home recording bundle list thanks to the fact it provides superb quality vocal isolation and recording. The SE 1 microphone features a hand-crafted and individually-tuned 1" capsule and provides the highest dynamic range and SPL handling capabilities in its class. So it's totally ready for podcast, voice over work and recording singing vocals. It's a great microphone bundle as you get sE’s industry-standard RF-X Reflexion Filter, cradle and pop filter - it's basically a sound booth in one package. This provides studio-quality recordings every time and it's still under £200.
3. SE ELECTRONICS X1 S CONDENSER MICROPHONE PACK
For just over £100 you get a complete vocal recording pack that makes our best home recording bundles list with ease. You get the sE Electronics X1 S vocal mic, cradle and pop filter to improve your vocal performances. Simple yet effective. This is a versatile microphone that allows you to drop the dB by -10dB and -20dB should you want to record guitar cabinets or louder acoustic instruments. Two switchable low cut filters at 80Hz or 160Hz also allow you to cut filter rumble and foot-fall noise. The sE Electronics X1 S Condenser Microphone Pack is a budget-friendly vocal recording package that will really sharpen up your vocal performances and recordings.
4. RODE NT2-A STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONE BUNDLE
The Rode NT2-A Studio Condenser Microphone Bundle is another great home recording bundle that offers an upgrade from the NT1-A. With the NT2-A you get a Large 1” HF1 gold sputtered capsule as well as a three-position variable polar pattern - Omni, Cardioid or Figure 8. So it's like having 3 mics in 1! There's also a three-position variable High-Pass Filter which allows you to choose from Flat, 40Hz or 80Hz and a three-position PAD - 0dB, -5dB or -10dB. The 147DbSPL makes it a great option for all instruments and vocal styles as you can record a variety of acoustic instruments, cabinets and even drums. Again, you get a pop shield, cradle, bag and XLR cable so you can hook up to your interface and get started straight away. At just over £200, it's still very budget-friendly.
If you want to go for a cheaper option, then the Rode NT1-A Condenser Microphone Package is just over £150 and still provides an incredible sound.
9. TOURTECH DRUM MICROPHONE PACKAGE
Drummers, we haven't forgotten about you! You may want to record a variety of acoustic drums rather than vocals. In that case, the TourTech Drum Microphone Package is ideal for you and one of the best cheap microphone bundles available. For under £300, you get a complete microphone bundle for recording drums. This includes 2 x TourTech CM-100 Condenser Microphones, 4 x TourTech DM220K Dynamic Drum Microphones and 6 x XLR Cables. The two TourTech CM-100 condenser microphones are perfect as stereo overheads and can be used to pick up the ambient sounds of your kit - or guitar cabinets should you wish thanks to the -15dB pad. The four dynamic drum mics have been designed to withstand high-pressure levels thanks to a maximum SPL of 135dB. This is a complete drum microphone bundle that can be used by drummers, home recording enthusiasts and sound engineers everywhere.
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