Now we have access to top recording equipment at relatively cheap prices online, more and more people are deciding to record from home rather than hire a studio. Especially because of coronavirus restrictions, having your own studio at home is ideal now if you’re a musician. Technology has enabled us to record instruments at separate times on different equipment and still create a good, whole recording at the end. I’ll give you a few tips for setting up your own recording studio.
- Firstly, you’ll need a good computer or laptop preferably fast, with a good amount of storage.
- Secondly, you’ll need a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). This is the programme you’ll use to record and mix audio. Some DAWs include Fruity Loops, Pro Tools, and Logic. They also include virtual sounds you can use in your recordings or to create beats.
- Unless you only use virtual sounds, you will need an audio interface in order to record vocals or other instruments.
- Next, you’ll need speakers as your in-built computer speakers are unlikely to be of such great quality. Buying separate monitors will ensure you hear the complete sound of your recordings.
- You will need a microphone for recording vocals or instruments, and a pair of good headphones for when you want to listen to the sound closely or for the person playing/singing so they can hear themselves and other audio they need to hear.
- Finally, you’ll want to sound-proof the studio so external noises don’t enter the room. You can do this with sound deadening foam tiles, and by checking you have double glazed windows. If you don’t and are looking for double glazing Worcester, I highly recommend Firmfix.
Hopefully these tips have helped you on your recording journey. Remember that buying good equipment is an investment to make sure your recordings are of the best quality possible. It’s best not to go too cheap if you can afford it!