With so many amazing advancements in digital technology, it is now easier than ever to record your music at home and almost everyone can set up their own amazing studio! Here, we are taking you through our top tips o how you can create your own music studio at home.
Find a Good Location
The first thing that you will need to do when creating your own music studio from home is decide where you want it to be. If you have a soundproof room in your home you can use this, but we understand that for most people there is no spare room that they can use in their home. If this is the case for you, you can always take your music studio outside instead.
A great option here is to use a steel building from armstrongsteel.com. These buildings provided by Armstrong are cost-effective and you can purchase them in a number of different sizes to suit your garden space. This is an ideal place to have your music studio as it will be away from the noisiness of the household and as these buildings are weather resistant, it is also a safe place to store away your music recording equipment. You can also soundproof your steel building, so it won’t matter how noisy you are banging away at your drums or rocking out on your guitar.
Get a Computer
Now that you have the perfect location, you will need to fill it with all the sound recording equipment that you need to get started. If you are starting your studio from scratch you will need to invest in a great computer. We would recommend purchasing the fastest one that you can afford, however, with advancements in technology, most computers will be fast enough to at least get you started. So, if you already have a computer, just use that for now and then try to upgrade it at a later stage.
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Purchase a DAW/Audio Interface Combo
When you are recording your own music, you will need to have software that allows you to not only record your music but also edit and mix the music on your computer. A Digital Audio Workstation will allow you to do this, while the Audio Interface is the hardware that you can use to connect your computer with your other equipment.
To get you started in your new recording studio, you will need at least one or two microphones to get you started. Which microphone you decide to choose all depends on the instruments that you plan to record so you might need to do a bit more research into this to ensure that you choose the right one for you.
When starting out building your first home music studio, you will need to make sure that you have at least one pair of headphones. If it is just you recording then one pair of headphones is all you need. Closed back headphones are good for tracking, while open back headphones are good for mixing.