You must have an ideal recording system if you are a singer, or music maker, or record other sounds. However, building a proper recording studio is not easy as it requires a lot of equipment, so if you wish to open your own Toronto recording studio, you must keep certain things in mind.

So continue reading as we walk you through a list of must-haves in every recording studio. Remember to check out these features before booking one. 

List Of Equipment That Are Must Have For An Ideal Recording Studio

Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

A proper recording station requires good software allowing you to compose music and audio tracks by recording, mixing, and editing using different software tools. For example, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, or Logic Pro. 

Audio interface 

It is a device that connects microphones and other instruments to the computer and converts analog signals to digital signals. The audio interface includes microphone preamps, headphone amps, monitor management, and all the other necessary connections that send the music into the computer during the recording and out during the playback.

High-quality microphone

Recording studios require a variety of microphones to capture sounds and voices of different ranges. This includes condenser microphones for vocals and acoustic instruments and dynamic microphones for drums and electric guitars. Lastly, ribbon microphones for a warm and vintage sound. 

Microphone preamplifiers: 

Microphone preamplifiers correct the load impedance for the microphone’s output and then receive the incoming signal from the microphone and boost it to a usable level. 


Headphones are core items of a recording studio. Two types of headphones are required in recording studios: closed-back headphones for recording and open-back headphones for blending and mastering. 

Headphone amplifier

It is also known as a headphone amp and amplifies the headphones’ sound. It sits between the music source and the headphones, boosting the audio signal for better hearing.

Studio monitors 

These are also known as nearfield monitors. They look similar to ordinary speakers, but they are not. Instead, they are specialized speakers that provide accurate flat-frequency responses so that the engineers can listen to the raw tunes and fix the flaws. 

Acoustic treatment 

These include sound-absorbing panels, diffusers, and bass traps, which help control the room’s acoustics and remove unwanted resonances and reflections of sounds. 


While building your Toronto recording studio, you would need hundreds of cables that help in the input and output of sounds. But the main cables which are a must-have in the recording studio are XLR to connect the mic to the audio interface. 

Pop filter 

It is important to avoid minute flaws in pronunciation that might affect the quality of the audio. It is a microphone accessory that is used to reduce plosives and sibilance during vocal recordings. 


To begin with the best setup in your Toronto recording studio, you need some major pieces of equipment. Eventually, you can keep adding on other equipment and upgrade your setup.