Posted June 9, 2012 by Stephan Earl in Home Studio Setup

Home Recording Studio Tour

Home Recording Studio Tour Part 1 – Hardware

In this three-part video blog, I take you on a tour of my new home recording studio.  In part 1, I show you the hardware that Im currently using to create music.  In part 2, I’ll show some of the software and plug-ins that I’m using.  And in part 3, I’ll take you through my workflow.

Here’s a listing of the hardware tools and instruments that are mentioned in Part 1 of this studio tour.

Be sure to leave a comment below if you have any questions on the hardware or anything mentioned during this studio tour.  Click here to view Part 2 of this studio tour.

Current home studio hardware:


  • A1 Edit Desk by KK Audio


  •  27″ iMac, 2.93Ghz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD (Solid State)  Drive
  • Second Monitor – 23″ Samsung LED (set to 1344 x 756 resolution)
  • 15″ MacBook Pro, Quad-Core i7, 4GB RAM
  • Steinberg UR824
  • M-Audio BX5a
  • KRK Rockit 8 (Limited Edition Ferrari Grey)
  • Sony MDR-7506 headphones
  • Korg Kronos 61
  • M-Audio Oxygen 88
  • Selmer SS600 Soprano
  • Dukoff #7 metal mouthpiece
  • Korg Wavedrum
  • 2 – iPad 1st Generation
  • Lemur App (Dual iPad template available FREE on this site HERE)
  • Akai EWI 4000s
  • Logitech Xbox 360 Wireless Guitar Controller
  • CyberPower OR700 (Uninterrupted Power Supply)
  • APC XS1300 UPS
  • CyberPower CPS-1215RM rack mount power strip
  • Technical Pro PS-B9 rack mount AC switch
  • Acoustic Wall Panels – Home made.  See HERE for details.
  • Bass Traps – Aurelex 2′ Bass Traps
  • Shure SM7B (Voiceover mic)
  • Audio Technica ATR3350 (Camera lavalier mic)
  • AKG Precision 120 USB Mic
  • Audio Technica AT3035
  • SE Project Studio “Baby” Portable Vocal Booth


The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present. – Alfred North Whitehead

Below are some of my other home recording studio setups over the years.

Current Home Studio

As seen above.

Current Home Recording Studio - Home Music Production

Home Studio 3.0

Here’s an image of my Mac-based home recording studio version 3.0.  It was a simple ergonomic setup with an iPad used as the primary controller.

Home Recording Studio ver 3.0 - Home Music Production

Home Studio 2.0

Visit My Home Recording Studio ver 2.0 to read more about this PC-based three monitor setup.

Home Recording Studio ver 2.0 - Home Music Production

Home Studio 1.0

Visit My Home Recording Studio ver 1.0 to read more about this three monitor, networked  PC-based setup.

Home Recording Studio ver 1.0 - Home Music Production

1991 Home Studio

Here’s an image of my home recording studio in 1991.  I’ll have a post on this gear soon, but it was a PC DOS focused setup running “Sequencer Plus” by Voyetra. The controllers are Roland’s S-10 sampler and D-10 keyboard.  Recording went to a Tascam 688 8-track then down to DAT tape.

Home Recording Studio 1991 - Home Music Production

Stephan Earl

Composing, recording and producing music in the home studio environment for over 25 years, musician and author Stephan Earl now enjoys sharing his home studio setup experience with other home studio recording musicians via HomeMusicProduction.com.