Equipment and Instruments · Home Recording Studio

Home Studio (2): Upgrades!

Vocal booth, MIDI controller, Headphones, Microphone Testing.

On the first day of Christmas, my boyfriend gave to me: studio upgrades!

First of all he cut, stained and installed a beautiful, chocolate-brown wooden shelf so I could have a bigger computer screen to look at. He took a little desk space that we had in the corner and turned it into a vocal booth by covering it in foam panels.


He upgraded my DAW from Reaper to Logic Pro X, a software for Mac.

He also bought me a small MIDI keyboard / controller (like this one: ).

And then, I unwrapped the Sony headphone monitors, super useful for checking mixes or for keeping quiet:

And before you tell me I’m one lucky woman, you should know that I bought him some books for Christmas. So yeah, he really embarrassed me. Ever since then, giving Christmas gifts has been like a contest between me and him.


I also upgraded to a Macbook Pro because, I soon realized, I needed the processing power.


I wanted to add a splash of color to my Youtube videos, so I installed some curtains and Christmas lights – those always help. That big beautiful keyboard belongs to Harry. Here’s a picture of Murphy doing a quick sound check for me.


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