This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Xmas Legs Small Present Present
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > Apr 17 > The Band/ Band Engineer

The Band/ Band Engineer

You’ll need multitrack recording (eventually), some tough kit for the road, microphones and mobile options. Can you really do all of that for £500 or less? Yes, you can!


SOFTWARE: GarageBand


Yes, it’s GarageBand again – see p12 for the full reason why!

SPEAKERS: Presonus Eris 4.5


With a band on the road, we’d probably recommend headphones for production, especially if your iPad is the centre of it all – so check the headphones box for recommendations – but, again, for this end of the budget, there are plenty of proper monitoring options. We’d suggest these from Presonus for your budding band or engineer. When we reviewed them, we said: “We hadn’t expected that much from the Eris 4.5s because they most closely resemble computer speakers and are priced accordingly.

“Given those caveats, the sound quality was absolutely remarkable. Although they have all the tone-shaping controls of their bigger brothers we felt less inclined to tweak them because the 4.5s sounded so good straight out of the box.”

Other options: Yamaha HS5, Samson Resolv SE5, IK Multimedia iLoud Micro, Fostex PM series

Presonus Eris 4.5
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of MusicTech - Apr 17
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - Apr 17
Or 349 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2,67 per issue
Or 3199 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 3,49 per issue
Or 349 points

View Issues

About MusicTech

In issue 169 of MusicTech we present the best dance, acoustic, band and soundtrack setups for all budgets in our massive cover feature, also this issue we speak to the guru of game music, the third part of our huge From Studio to Release feature: this time looking at recording vocals, we feature 6 of the best modular effects and review the latest hardware and software from the likes of Spitfire, Melda, Cableguys, TC Electronic, Apogee, Audified, UVI and more. PLUS free with this issue you get the complete guide to mastering, an exclusive supplement featuring all the best mastering content we’ve run last year