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The 6 Best Home Studio Packages of 2021

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Got the hankering for homebound creativity? If you’re new to the game and need a no-fuss solution for audio creation, look no further. These are the best home studio packages of 2021.

So you’ve decided to build a studio. Firstly: congratulations! Secondly: what are the tools of the trade? Nowadays, many companies offer home studio packages that have everything you need to set you off on your recording journey.

And if you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve assembled the very finest home studio packages that you’ll be able to find in 2021 for a range of budgets and requirements. All you have to do is bring your creativity!

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio 3rd Gen

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio

Focusrite is a trusted name in audio and has delivered high-quality interfaces and preamps for decades. That doesn’t mean they haven’t applied their considerable wherewithal to the Scarlett 2i2 Studio pack.

Consisting of the CM25 MkIII condenser microphone, cable, audio interface (with two inputs and two outputs), and a pair of HP60 MkIII headphones, it has you covered from the business end of the signal chain, all the way to your ears. Plus, if you’re into music production, there’s a raft of software for audio editing and mixing.



RØDE NT1 AI-1 Complete Studio Kit


RØDE is one of the leading microphone companies in the world. Shipping out mics by the shipload from their Sydney base, they make a variety of models from miniature lapels, all the way to high-end condensers. Now, they’ve created a comprehensive studio pack.

Consisting of its classic NT1 condenser and mic cable, coupled with its new AI-1 audio interface, it’s the simplest possible route from voice to the included Ableton Live Lite software. Plus, if you recording a podcast, there’s a handy pop filter to ensure your vocal recording remains clean and professional.


PreSonus AudioBox iTwo Studio

Presonus AudioBox i2

The PreSonus AudioBox iTwo is all about quality, convenience, and portability. Shipping with the essentials — namely, a large-diaphragm condenser, a two-input audio interface, and a pair of rock-solid headphones, it gives you everything you need to record podcasts and small musical arrangements.

Adding to its portability credentials, this studio is iOS compatible, meaning that you can record on your iPhone or iPad. Plus, it ships with PreSonus’ very own DAW: Studio One Artist.


Behringer U-PHORIA Studio

Behringer U-Phoria Studio

In recent times, Behringer has been busy turning the vintage synth market on its head by cloning the classics for cheap, but that doesn’t mean they’ve been ignoring podcasters and home studio music producers: meet the U-PHORIA Studio.

Consisting of the C-1 condenser microphone, the U-PHORIA UM2 audio interface, and HPS5000 headphones, it gives you all the essentials at an unbeatable price.


Mackie Creator Bundle

Mackie Creator Bundle

Mackie’s Creator Bundle aims to give you everything you need to ensure your streams, podcasts, and music productions have a professional sheen. And with the inclusion of the EM-USB condenser microphone, the process is made even easier.

The USB microphone plugs straight into your computer, leaving you with one less link in the chain to worry about. On the monitoring side, there are headphones, as well as loudspeakers — exactly what you’d expect from a company with a long history of making quality speakers.


Audient EVO Start Recording Bundle

Audient EVO SRB

Rounding off the list is this classy addition from the British company, Audient. With a long-established pedigree in making high-end consoles, they’re sticklers for audio quality. It’s great to see that their expertise has been applied to the budget-friendly Start Recording Bundle.

We’ve waxed lyrical about the EVO 4 interface before, but the bundle comes with a few extras to complete the chain. The SR1 condenser mic is there to capture all the nuances of your vocal recordings, while the SR2000 gives you all the quality you need to make sure you get your audio levels just right.