Building your home recording studio

Whether you are an artist or a creator, you probably would love to make your music and be an independent producer. Well, you should start with building your home studio, and in this article, we are going to talk about essentials. Across the years we,, have talked to many beginners, and all of them were wondering how much it costs to build a studio. There is no definite price tag we can put on it because it depends on your circumstances. And there are different options for everybody, including those who are on a budget.  In this article, we will cover the essentials that you can tweak according to your budget. In addition to using services like SpotifyStorm to reach a wider audience, this is one a great move for your career.

So let’s start with the gear. You need a laptop (with 16 RAM), a pair of high-quality headphones, a DAW (more on it later). If you want to record yourself, you will need an audio interface ( to plug your mics), a microphone (condenser mic if you want to record vocals), a pop filter, mic stand, instrument and mic cables, a desk, and a chair. Now that we’ve covered the essential gear let’s talk about the room itself. Ideally, it should be big enough to fit all your equipment and other musicians, however, choosing between a big room and a quiet room, go for a quiet one. Thus you will spend less money soundproofing it.

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Now let’s talk about one of the most important steps – acoustic treatment. Acoustic treatment is as important as soundproofing. If soundproofing makes the space quieter and prevents the sounds from getting inside the room, acoustic treatment determines how the sound behaves in the room and how it reflects from the surfaces. There are three types of frequencies you will need to deal with. High, mid and low frequencies. Acoustic panels absorb the high and mid frequencies, and bass traps will deal with low frequencies. Diffusers reflect the sound and send it to different parts of the room. To get the best results you should have a combination of both. Acoustic panels and diffusers go on the walls, while bass traps should be where walls meet and in the corners.

When it comes to arranging your room, your desk should be closer to the wall. Place your mic far from your desk, so it doesn’t pick up any noise from your laptop and other gear. As for the software, you need a DAW and some plug-ins. DAW stands for a digital audio workstation, and it is essential for music production and recording in general. There are DAWs that are better suited for a particular genre of music, but for a start, choose any DAW you like. Many of them have a trial period, so you can test drive it before committing. If you can’t afford a DAW right now you can try Reaper. You can use all its features even after the end of the trial period. If you like Ableton, you can also use it after your trial period ends, but saving and exporting options will be disabled. All the DAWs have built-in audio effects, but their functionality is quite limited. So this is where third-party plug-ins come in. Plug-ins are used to manipulate the sound in different ways. There is a wide variety of plug-ins available. They range from paid to free plug-ins. Sometimes free ones are just as good as paid ones, and sometimes they are even better.