Kickstart your home studio setup with this convenient recording bundle
Save a few bucks and get the gear you need to record your own music at home. This bundle comes with a recording interface (think "traffic cop" for routing audio signals to and from your computer), a pair of studio mics, plus mic stands and cables. Here's an opportunity to capture those moments of musical inspiration and turn them into songs you can share with the world.
Tascam US-4x4 USB 2.0 recording interface
Tascam's US-4x4 interface has versatile inputs on its all-metal chassis for plugging in microphones, electric guitars and basses, keyboards, and more. Its four mic inputs plus four 1/4" inputs let you record multiple vocals and instruments simultaneously to your Mac® or PC. This interface also comes loaded with iPad-compatible drivers for laying down tracks directly to your tablet. (You'll need to add an optional Apple Camera Connection Kit or USB to Lightning adapter, sold separately.)
Two types of DAW software included
If you're just getting into digital recording and you don't have software yet, no problem. This package comes bundled with two DAW applications to choose from. Cakewalk's SONAR X3 LE is an advanced DAW for Windows which includes a host of audio plug-ins and lets you create projects with up to 32 tracks. Or you can use Ableton Live 9 Lite, which is geared toward simpler song creation using your Mac or PC.
MXL 440/441 condenser mic package
The included microphone ensemble from MXL covers a wide range of studio applications. The MXL 440 is a large-diaphragm condenser mic that does a great job with vocals and acoustic instruments. The smaller MXL 441 can handle higher sound pressure levels, ideal for recording acoustic or electric instruments, or for use as an overhead drum kit mic. Each mic comes with its own mic stand adapter, and all fit in the included durable carry case.
Tascam rounds out the package with a pair of their TH-02 studio headphones, which produce clear, well-balanced sound for monitoring and mixing. The closed-back design keeps sound from leaking in and out — a necessity around live mics. Padding on the headband and earpads helps keep these 'phones comfortable for long recording sessions.