YouTube Video Equipment List: What You Need to Start Recording Videos for your music channel

In this video, I’m going to show you all the equipment you’ll need to start recording videos for your music youtube channel.

Before I dive into it, just want to point out that the gear I talk about today is the basic stuff you need to get you started. 

So nothing super expensive and complicated.

You can always upgrade your gear in the future when you get more comfortable with recording videos and start making some money with your channel.

So with that out of the way, let’s dive into it.

1. A camera 

The first gear you’ll need to get is a camera to record videos for your channel.

And there are different types of cameras you could get from a webcam, point-and-shoot to more complicated DSLR cameras with removable lens.

I currently use my smartphone’s camera to record videos, and as you can see it doesn’t look bad at all.

The important thing at this stage is to start recording videos, so just get a camera that’s affordable, easy to use, and looks professional.

2. A Tripod

Next, you’re going to need something to hold your camera steady while you record, and for that, you’ll need a tripod.

And there are tons of great options out there but the one I currently use is the 60 inch Camera Tripod by KingJoy.

It’s an excellent tripod for beginners and comes with a phone holder, meaning you can use it with your phone without having to buy an extra bit of accessories.

3. A Professional microphone

Next, you’re going to need to get an external microphone so that the audio quality of your videos is top-notch.

Don’t underestimate the importance of great audio as you can get away with not-so-great video if the audio quality is great.

However, a great video with terrible audio will be frowned on by your fans.

I currently use the SAMSON Q2U as my microphone and as you can hear it sounds awesome!

I recommend you get something like this as well as you can use it to record covers, podcast videos, and live streams if you decide to do that for your Youtube channel.

4. Microphone stand

You’re also going to need something to hold the mic steady when you record and for this, you’ll need a mic stand.

And the one I currently use is the InnoGear Microphone Stand Set

What I love about this stand is that it comes with a lot of accessories like a shock mount and pop filter. Which saves you the trouble of having to buy these separately.

5. Lighting

Another thing you’ll need to get is some lights.

These will make your videos look really bright and professional.

I currently use the Neewer Pro Octagon Video lights and they are really easy to set up and use. Which will help out a lot when you’re just starting out.

6. Headphones

The final bit of gear that you’ll need to get is some headphones. You’ll need these to record certain videos like covers or if you do decide to do podcast interviews.

I currently use the beats studio 3 headphones, and they sound great, but you can use any good over-the-ear headphones for this.

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