Best Affordable Microphones For Your Home Studio – Artists On A Budget 2020

Afrobeat360 is all about the african sound and how best to raise the flag higher. For upcoming artists without the benefits from being under a label, it is no secret that getting studio sessions don’t come cheap. The newest trend today is setting up a home studio and producing your music yourself. It is cost effective and “You get to bring your exact ideas to life without a producers’ influence”. We all know there are pros and cons to having a producer around but that’s not why we’re here, is it? Let’s get right to business.

Top Condenser Microphones To Get On A Budget

Recording equipment is not the cheapest thing out there. Most people have the dilemma of finding quality and affordable microphones for their home studio. If you’re an artist on a budget you should consider getting the following;

Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio

Price: 100,000

The Focusrite Scarlett has none to compete against when it comes to affordable microphones with quality output. Here is a list of its pros and cons;


  • It is very portable.
  • It comes with it’s own mixer. No need spending extra money getting a mixer.
  • Has direct monitoring for sound
  • It has a great bundled software.


  • It is not compatible with iOS. You may need to get compatible output cables.

Rode NT1-A

Price: N137,000

The Rode NT1-A is now for delivering high-frequency sound at such an affordable price. The advantage to this mic is its durability. Let’s see how it weighs on our pros and cons list.


  • Delivers mid-range and high frequency clarity.
  • Output sounds great even with other average preamps.
  • Shines on guitar and vocals.


  • It is very sensitive to sound. Well, this may be a blessing and a curse at the same time. You need to be in a noise controlled by environment to get the best out of this mic.


Price: N89,000

You get this affordable mic alongside a stand adapter, shock mount and a carrying case. Great right? That should make for an advantage.


  • It is the best affordable mic for entry-level artists.
  • It provides a professional sound.
  • It is very affordable.

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  • You may eventually outgrow this mic.

Audio Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser 

Price: 90,000

This affordable condenser microphone was designed to capture audio for a professional output. Just like the Rode NT1-A, it is sensitive to sound and gives the best results in a noise controlled environment. As usual…….


  • It is very portable.
  • It features a side-address system.
  • The AT2020 has a frequency response ranging between 20Hz to 20kHz. This enables it pick signals from a wide variety of sources.


  • It is very sensitive to even the smallest sound.

There is often no need to break the bank for a studio mic. Sometimes, you can get the best out of affordable microphones. Making music has been made easier and cheaper from the comfort of your home. With these affordable mics, you get more money on your budget to purchase other studio equipments.

So what do you think? Which of these are you considering? Do you have an experience with any of them? Tell us about your experience.


Author: Quineth

Writer at Afrobeats360

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