Recording Professional Sound for indie games and films

— Microphone —

One of the best professional recorder you can use to record sound for your indie games or films is the Zoom H6 or the previous version less expensive Zoom H4n. If you plan to record outside with a lot of wind, you can look for the Rycote Mini Windjammer for your microphone and to reduce handling sound Rycote lyre suspension mount.

Zoom H6 – 6 Track Portable Digital Recorder

Zoom H4n – Handy Mobile 4-Track Portable Digital Handheld Audio Recorder

Tascam DR-60 – Linear PCM Recorder for DSLR Filmmaking and Field Recording

— DSLR Camera —

One of the most popular professional DSLR camera is the Canon EOS-5D Mark III 22.3 MP Digital Camera W/ Canon 24-105mm Lens (on sale price can range from $3,229.00 to $3799.00), you also have to consider additional lens and battery.

If you have a smaller budget you might want to consider an entry level DSLR like Canon EOS Rebel T5i kit with 18-55mm IS STM & 55-250mm IS STM, on sale you might as well get a Canon Medium DSLR Bag and Canon 3-Way Panhead Tripod (on sale price can range from $859.99 to $879.99). The benefit of this bundle is the two lens as well ad the Bag and Tripod for a reasonable budget.

DSLR Camera Bags

— Tripod —

Manfrotto Tripod
Manfrotto tripod kit 190CX PRO4 with 804RC2 head

GorillaPod Focus

— Midi Keyboard —

M-Audio Axiom 61-Key – USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Semi-Weighted Keys

— Midi Keyboard Driver —

Use the Universal ASIO4ALL Driver or use the one coming with your Midi Keyboard.

ASIO4ALL – Universal ASIO Driver For WDM Audio

— Editing Sound Software —

For 60$ REAPER is an excellent software to use with a Midi keyboard.

REAPER – digital audio workstation, multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing

Audacity – free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds

Ardour – Record, Edit, and Mix, on Linux and OS X

Pro Tools – Professional audio software but a lot more expensive than REAPER

AudioLeak – Analyzer Long-term Equivalent Loudness Level