“The guide to building your recording studio!”
Most people want to be famous musicians or producers that they see on T.V. The only problem is most people don’t have a recording studio. This website will teach you the basics on how to build a recording studio in your house, condo, or apartment.
Start Building/Tools For Your Recording Studio
1. A computer is the best way to start building a recording studio in your home.
Apple iMac is by far one of the best computers for building a recording studio. It’s because iMac computers have a lot of memory and most recording softwares like Protools are compatible with iMac Computers.
2. Digital Audio Workstation (D.A.W) – this is the software you will use for recording purposes. Pro-Tools is the best recording software.
The best recording software. You aren’t going to be able to record quality music without it. Works well with Mac computers.
3. Audio Interfaces gives you the ability to connect microphones and instruments to your computer. If you want your music professional quality then you will want this to upgrade your sound. The Focusrite Scarlet Solo is proven to be one of the top audio interfaces.
The Focusrite Solo audio interface is design specifically for solo artists. This audio interface works best with Mac computers and Protools software.
4. Microphones are important when recording this allows the musician to speak through the monitors.
This Rode microphone NT1A won the EMEC award in 2004. We are giving you the entire package, and everything you need to record is already included inside.
5. Headphones will allow you to hear better, I recommend Beats headphones because they are the best quality headphones for now. Customized by Dr Dre. himself.
Beats Wireless Headphones now available in rose gold, click image.
The best headphones for any studio. Wireless and compact for recording in a studio.
6. Studio monitors are your speakers and you will use them to hear outside the computer.
The best of 2018 is here and brought to you by Mackie is the only speakers you want for your recording studio. These speakers are ideal for media and entertainment. Studio quality and ultra wide frequency range makes them top of their class.
7. Cables are all you will need to finish building your very own studio.
Additional cables are always needed. You’re going to want your microphone cables to be long enough so that you can record anywhere in your home. Check your recording equipment for details so you can purchase the best compatible cables.
Adding Comfort & In The Studio
Now that we have all the tools that we need we will begin adding comfort, and we can start recording in the studio.
You can have a traditional style desk for your computer and a really comfortable chair to sit in. Then you can finally start sound proofing your studio. In order to sound proof use acoustics egg crate foaming pads and place them on the wall to block out sound.
Place the foaming pads inside the area where you plan to record. Last but not least, throw in some extra chairs or whatever you would like your friends to sit on because everyone loves recording in the studio.
Power Conditioners/Reserving Energy
Power Conditioners are extension cords that will allow you to reserve energy by surge protection and voltage regulation. Some power conditioners look like blocks with plug outlets on them.
You’re going to have to connect multiple plugs. Power conditioners save you the trouble from having to find power outlets. Plug one basic power conditoner in the wall and you’ll be able to power your computer, audio interface, and studio monitors all together.
For all of my producers who like to make beats I would suggest you purchase a midi controller as well. A midi controller will allow you to play virtual instruments using an electric piano keyboard and beat pad instead of a computer keyboard and mouse.
Most producers have a midi controller because it’s easier to use. If you don’t have a midi controller don’t worry. You still can use the standard keyboard and mouse.
Building a Studio
Building a studio is easier than you think. All you have to do is learn where to start. I was seventeen years old when I built my first studio from scratch. I didn’t know about all the fancy technology that’s available now. The very first place I recorded in was a small apartment studio. We used a old HP computer and a old program called sonar. However, the products that are displayed above are the best recording equipment out right now. Everything that you see above are from trusted companies.
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