Home Recording Studio Essentials For Beginners

June 14, 2018

Home recording is the practice of sound recording. A studio set up for home recording is called a project studio or home studio.

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Audio recording is a fun, exciting and rewarding activity. And today’s affordable technology means that anyone can have in their home the tools they need to professional sounding recordings.

Here’s what you need to build your own Home Studio, :

  • A Computer
  • An Audio Interface (Sound Card)
  • Monitors (Mixing Speakers)
  • Headphones (Optional)
  • DAW – Digital Audio Workstation is the software used to record, edit, and mix music on your computer.
  • A Microphone – if you’re composing instrumental music only it’s not needed.

1. A good computer

More often than not you already own a computer that is capable of being the hub of your home recording studio.”
Graham says you should go with what you know. Great music is being made on both. His one specific recommendation is to get as much RAM as you can afford.

2. A solid audio interface

You need a way to turn analog or acoustical sounds (vocals, guitars, etc.) into a digital signal.
Most DAWs work with just about any brand of audio interface. This leads to an endless list of boxes to choose from. Let me give you a suggestion: limit yourself to just 2 channel interfaces. What I mean is, don’t buy more than you need.

3. Monitors

  • The monitors must be true and not “lie” to you – They must not have exaggerated bass, mids or high end.
  • They must be clean and able to produce each and every frequency – You need these monitors to mix, thus you need quality and in-depth sound.

4. Headphones

If you own monitors, then headphones are completely optional but it’s recommended to buy Headphones whose sound as flat as possible.

5. Any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

This is the program which you’ll be using to record and edit (and sometimes mix and master) your music.
Graham believes that most of the popular DAWs are great — so just get one that’s compatible with your computer (and in your price range) and get started!

6. Microphone

A vocal microphone is necessary for your home recording studio setup, as long as you plan to record others or yourself. If you’re composing instrumental music then you can ditch the vocal microphone completely and purchase some kontakt libraries (pianos, violins, drum-kits, etc)

Home Recording Studio Essentials For Beginners
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