Streaming, Podcasting and Recording Pack
Are you looking to set up your own home recording studio? Maybe start a podcast, vlog or YouTube channel? Or how about upgrading your Twitch stream gaming setup, so your subscribers never miss a moment? If you’re a creator, then Audio-Technica has you covered with our new CREATOR PACK.
The CREATOR PACK is the perfect recording starter kit, including everything you need to create at home instantly. The bundle comes complete with some of our best-selling equipment, including the ATR2500x-USB Cardioid Condenser USB-C Microphone; our upgraded ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones with punchier bass; a Desk Boom Arm with great cable management suitable for almost any desk setup; and a Microphone Tripod Stand for when you want to change it up or get others involved.
Home Recording Studio
The go-to choice for some of the biggest artists, musicians and studio engineers across the world since 1962, music is the soul, and rhythm is the heartbeat of every Audio-Technica piece. Harness the CREATOR PACK to record crisp guitar solos, twisty triplet flows or chilled-out vocals with excellent frequency range and response through the ATR2500x-USB Cardioid Condenser.
The ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones can be plugged directly into the microphone to give you instant sound monitoring in your home studio. All of this can be suspended with the included boom arm can be C-clamped onto almost any hard surface to give you the space you need to express and create.
Levelled-Up Gaming and Streaming
The CREATOR PACK is the ultimate gaming and Twitch-streaming bundle. Know where every arrow, rocket launch, Hell Knight or Creeper is coming from through the 40mm drivers of the ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones. Immersive isolation and excellent frequency range will transport you directly into the worlds of your favourite AAA titles.
The ATR2500x-USB Cardioid Condenser microphone works right out of the box with all of your favourite streaming platforms and games — plug in the USB-C cable (or USB-C to USB) and get your fingers set to WASD. The microphone will pick up every cheer, cry, jump-scare and taunt with incredible clarity, pop-noise filtration and stunning sound isolation, meaning it’s you that’s heard and not your Cherry MX Reds.
Perfect Podcasting Starter Kit
If you’re looking for beginner podcasting equipment, then The CREATOR PACK is for you, striking the perfect balance between affordability and quality. The ATR2500x-USB Microphone can be suspended on the included boom arm and features excellent frequency response, picking up on the subtleties and timbre of your voice, whilst the cardioid polar pattern helps to isolate you without needing a soundproof booth. The upgraded ATH-M20x headphones now feature punchier bass, enhanced sound isolation and improved sound reproduction to ensure you hear exactly what your microphone picks up.
Vlogging and YouTube Starter Kit
The CREATOR PACK enables you to get closer to your subscribers with crisp, isolated audio from the ATR2500x-USB Cardioid Condenser microphone. Attach it to the included desk-mountable boom arm for a clean, camera-ready and wire-free setup.
The ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones allow you to edit your videos with confidence: hear every word whilst levelling yourself against your favourite background music or narrating field videos. Just don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe!
ATR2500x-USB Cardioid Condenser USB-C Microphone
Ideal for podcasting, home studio recording, broadcasting, and voiceover use, the ATR2500x-USB plugs right into your computer’s USB port and functions seamlessly with your favourite recording software.
You’ll also enjoy the following benefits:
Side-address condenser microphone with USB output for easy connection to your computer
Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone
Low-mass diaphragm provides excellent frequency response
Low self-noise – ideally suited for digital recording equipment
Built-in pop filter for cleaner recording
Mac and Windows compatible. Plug and Play.
Includes USB-C to USB-A cable for plug and playability straight out of the box. A USB C to USB C cable can be used but must be purchased separately.
ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones
The high-performance ATH-M20x is tuned for accurate audio monitoring across a wide frequency range. Your studio experience is enhanced with superior sound isolation and comfortable deep ear cups for extended sessions. Engineered with pro-grade materials and robust construction, the M20x excels in studio tracking and mixing.
You’ll also benefit from the following features:
Advanced build quality and engineering. Made to last
40mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminium wire voice coils
Tuned for enhanced low-frequency performance and punchier bass
Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
Convenient single-side cable exit
Desk Boom Arm
With this boom arm, your recording setup will look and feel like a professional setup. It can be easily attached and detached from a desk/bench via the included C-clamp and provides positional freedom as you record. The boom includes cable-management clips to ensure a clean setup.
If you want to use your microphone in a table-top configuration, this pack has got you covered too, coming complete with a compact folding microphone tripod that can be easily folded away.
"This is a great microphone, and it sounds pretty dang awesome", Podcastage
"…this pack delivers exactly the kind of top-class equipment any serious audio enthusiast would expect from Audio-Technica", CNET
Choosing the best gear for your recording set-up and budget?
Choosing the correct item for your home recording set-up is easy for some and confusing for most. Even if you have been working with audio for years, things are constantly changing. The marketing guff and searching the net usually sends you down a rabbit hole of time-wasting.
The core of Indigo Oak Studio is to help people set up and record by taking the mystery and costs out of recording. Right now, that cost you will save is time and patience.
I can search the net!
Do you want to know why there is not a definitive answer to your question on the net? Because no one knows what is right for you. All your specific variables add up to a unique situation. The articles and reviews you are reading are usually specific to their situation, or they're generalising. Neither is going to help you.
I offer free advice
Check out my blog and look throughout my site for free advice focused on Kiwis recording at home.
Need more advice?
Are you just wanting to record some regular stuff in an ordinary place? News flash - there is no such scenario! You may as well walk into Resene and say, "Which is the best paint for my room?" Blank stares follow. Are you wanting to record a super tight double kick in an old shed, some opera vocals in a tiny bedroom, or a big band after hours in an office building?
Get personalised advice from an expert
I've been doing this for 20+ years, and I have been in more home studios than anyone else in New Zealand! I've experience helping people get the best for their unique situation. According to my long list of client reviews, I successfully provide the highest standard of service. Save yourself time, stress, and the cost of getting the wrong thing.
But you'll sell me the most expensive thing and hound me until I buy
Nope - I am a big fan of only getting what you need. I have recorded many demos using some very inexpensive gear (including things just lying around the house). So if you have a small budget, I will work hard to find the best solution to fit that budget. I am also a "soft seller". I might reach out once after our catch up to see if you have any more questions, but after that, I will leave you to make up your mind in your own time.
Do you offer personal help setting up and learning to use the gear (and the whole recording and mixing process if required)?
YES - I can be booked in to get you up and tracking. I can teach you as little or as much as you would like to know about home recording and mixing.
I charge to give personalised advice - WTF?!? Yep. But why? Because I value my time, and a lot of people want my help. So I only personally people who value my time. "But if you give me the advice, I'll buy the product." I am a small independent business, so there is not much money to be made selling electronics on the internet. Also, note - Some people take my recommendations and then purchase from one of the big chain stores... Then ask me to help them set it up because the salesperson from the chain store doesn't seem very helpful...