Ob­ses­sion: home stu­dio

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Be­come a back-room mu­sic pro­ducer

Want to recre­ate Elec­tric Lady Stu­dios in your spare room? All you need is sev­eral hun­dred empty egg boxes for sound in­su­la­tion and these es­sen­tial mu­sic-mak­ing smash hits…

1/ Roland Aira TR-8 Rhythm ma­chine that takes the clas­sic 808 con­fig­u­ra­tion and hauls it into the now, with mod­ern au­dio tweak­ing and USB con­nec­tiv­ity. $649, storedj.com.au

2/ Apogee MiC 96k A mi­cro­phone, preamp and A/D con­verter in one com­pact de­vice. De­liv­ers qual­ity au­dio with­out the back­ground noise. $280, store.ap­ple.com/au

3/ DSI Prophet 12 This synth’s 12 voices are com­posed from a new hy­brid dig­i­tal/ana­logue ar­chi­tec­ture, giv­ing a unique sound. $3,849, mu­si­clab.com.au

4/ Grif­fin Stu­dioCon­nect HD Record mul­ti­ple tracks si­mul­ta­ne­ously to your iOS de­vice of choice. US$200, griffin­tech­nol­ogy.com

5/ Sony NWZ-ZX1 Carry your tracks in the high­est qual­ity loss­less FLAC for­mats. There’s space for up to 800 24-bit tunes. $699, sony.com.au

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