This is a list of tried, true, and trusted resources, equipment, and software for a cappella recording engineers, groups, and singers that I’ve personally benefited from. No, it’s not everything; to get a complete education, I believe you need to purchase some home study courses or paid networks (some I recommend here). The problem is they can be expensive, more than you might be able to afford early in your career.
I’m not going to make suggestions here… I’ve used every single one of these and stand fully behind them. If you are ready to get started, start here.
Getting started (in less than 1 week)
My Video Courses – No BS here… if you want to learn quickly and get started fast, there is no better place than my video courses.
Macbook Pro 13″ – computer
WD 4TB My Passport – external hard drive
Presonus Audiobox iTwo – digital interface (includes Studio One DAW and XLR cable)
Rode NT1-A – microphone (includes shockmount, pop filter, XLR cable, mic stand, AND headphones)
If you are a group just getting started, the above should include all you need (including software, cables, and stands)…
As you get more knowledgeable or if you already have a few things, here are my gear recommendations broken out and upgraded some…
Universal Audio Apollo Twin mkII duo – digital interface
Presonus Studio One 4 – DAW
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x – headphones
On Stage Stands MS7701B – mic stands
Neewer NW(B-3) – pop filter
Zen and the Art of Mixing – Mixerman
Modern Recording Techniques – Huber
Mixing Secrets – Senior
Mixing Audio – Izhaki
Dance Music Manual – Snoman
Simply Recording Podcast