Must have Gears for Producers - with recommendations!

Updated: Jun 20, 2021

I assume that the reader is trying to build up a mobile or home studio within a affordable budget, without compromising quality. It covers every aspect of music production ie recording, programming, mixing and mastering. So lets directly get into the business without wasting any more time. [with affiliate links]

1. Natural Sound Creators: There should be a throat that can produce sound, or, its very important, that U carry at least one guitar/Keyboard with u, or u have access to one(Acoustic or Electric).because Keyboard/Guitar is a very important instrument in almost all contemporary arrangement. It speeds up your workflow a lot.

My recommended Keyboards:

Below 10000 rs:

CT-S300 Casiotone -​


Rs 10000-15000:

Casio CT-X870IN -​

Yamaha PSR-E373 -​

Rs 15000-20000:

Casio CT-X8000IN -​

Casio CT-X9000IN -​

Roland EX-20 -​

Roland E-X30 -​

Yamaha PSR-E463 -

2. Microphones: This is what which is first in the conversion chain. It converts sound energy (or mechanical energy) to electrical signal. This is crucial, u can’t afford to go bad here. Once the sound enters in DAW, almost nothing will be good enough to change it inherent characteristics. It is recommended that you should have at least one piece of condenser and one dynamic microphone. If u are going to buy a condenser, ensure u have

1. access to a quite and acoustically good room,(of course you can create one check out our room treatment guide)

2. the mic has a cardioid polar pattern have phantom power source.(It can be either a audio Interface with phantom power or a Preamp)

Lav Mic:

Boya B1M1 -

Maono AU-100-

Maono AU-103 -

Dynamic Mic:


Shure SM57-LC -

Shure SM58S -

Rode PodMic-

USB Condenser Mic:

Blue Snowball-

MAONO AU-902 -

AKG Lyra-

Samson GTrack Pro-

Rode NT USB-

Condenser Mic below 10000:

Behringer C3 -

AKG P120 -

AT2020 -

below 15000:

AKG P220 -

2.5 POP Filter: It can save you hours of editing of removing glitches, and Samson PS 01 comes around 1200 bucks($25).Its also affordable. So its always recommended that u carry one of them, to make glitch free recordings.

3.MIC Stand: yup! most of the time, no one includes this in a studio set up, but hey buddy! you have to have GOOOOOD one! The absolute Must!

DO NOT go for plastic Stands. Use Heavy weight Steel or Iron Stand. You can get one from local shop!

4.Cables: yup, they are also absolute must! U should Have at least one copy of

XLR male to female

TRS to TRS instrument cable

U can get them locally within 500 bucks($20). Don’t buy a too cheap version as they are important signal carriers.

BTW, Hosa and Mogami Clables are the best

4.Audio Interface: There are lots of options. Some of them are

Less than 10000:

Behringer UM2-

Focusrite Scarlett Solo-

More than 10000:

Audient EVO 4 -

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 :

PreSonus Studio 24c-

Audient iD4-

All of them comes around 10-25K.Not to forget , Apogee , RME are also a Great option, but they are comparatively costly, that’s why I kept them outside. feel free to consider them, if there are lil restrictions on your budget.

5. MIDI Keyboard: It’s a absolute essential for programmers, And it have to be 25 or 32 key, coz u cant carry a 49 key keyboard with u all the time.Nowdays they are all USB interfaced, which is great! u don’t have the fear of losing adapter anymore! The question which will must come to your mind once is,25 /32 or 49 key?

If you are a electronic, dance, hip hop producer, may be 25 key is sufficient for you and you will need some knobs to tweak, as in M Audio Oxygen 25.But,if u are a keyboard player, its pathetic that you will not be able to press a full G# Major with your both hands. Then just go for a 32 key, at least it will give your hand at least one shift-over place. Even if it don’t have lots of knobs, you can adjust all parameters in your daw.

Options to consider:

Samson Graphite M25 -