Most musicians and producers get cheap and sometimes used studio equipment or instruments at the beginning of their career. At the beginning not much equipment is needed to be able to produce good music.

So that you don't build a booth in your closet lined with eggshells, we have listed the best studio equipment for beginners that you can get for your money - of course in real studio quality!

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For professional and digital music production, you first and foremost need a computer or laptop. The minimum requirements of music software on a computer for music production are often:

● Intel i5 processor
● 8 GB RAM memory
● 250 GB hard disk space

Such a laptop or Computer is ideal for singer/songwriters and rappers to make their own recordings.

Choose a processor that has as many GHz per core as possible. Since samples and plugins can quickly take up a lot of storage space, it is worth investing in a large hard drive. With more hard disk space or an external HDD like the LaCie Rugged, you are well prepared for new software and future projects!


In electronic music production, the abbreviation DAW stands for "Digital Audio Workstation" and is a computer program for composing and/or editing audio material.

Some of the most popular digital audio workstations are: Ableton Live, FL Studio, Cubase, PreSonus Studio One.

A DAW emulates the signal flow in the recording studio and is required to record vocals or record instruments and produce electronic music.

How do I find the right music software?

Changing DAWs afterwards can be a lot of work. Before buying a DAW you can often download a free demo and see for yourself. Many DAWs have a special workflow – there is sure to be something for you too! If you want to get acquainted with the functions of a DAW first, you can also install a free DAW. Here are the 6 best free DAWs:

PreSonus Studio One Prime

● Ableton Live Lite (comes free with selected hardware & software products)

● Cubase AI 11/ Cubase LE 11 (included free of charge with selected hardware & software products)

● Avid Pro Tools First (no longer available since December 2021)

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