The way music is recorded has changed enormously since Musician’s Friend was founded in the early 1980s. Back then, records were typically made in an expensive, 24 track studio & home demos were usually recorded on a 4-track cassette or reel-to-reel and could best be described as “lo-fi”. Of course, artists still record in the studio and demos are still made on 4-track, but it is no longer absolutely necessary to pay for hours of expensive studio time in order to make a professional sounding recording. A basic recording set up can be built quickly and inexpensively. Couple a computer with some Music Production & Recording Software such as Pro Tools, an Audio Interface and a microphone and you will have the basic gear to enable you to start making recordings. The amount of equipment you can add on it seeming endless. Microphone Preamps, Effects Plugins, Mastering Software, Studio Monitors and Recording Microphones. As with everything we sell, all our recording Gear is supported by our price & satisfaction guarantees and free standard shipping now applies to all orders over $25, including many heavy items.