If you have always dreamt of having your own recording studio at home, you might have found that certain things got in the way of this dream. You might have struggled to get the money together, or perhaps your home just doesn’t have enough space to be able to do it. However, you might find that it is easier than you think to build a home recording studio which actually works, cheaper than you had imagined, and that you can do it with less space than you had thought possible too. In this article, we are going to look into the ins and outs of building your own home recording studio – and see just how simple it can truly be.
If you are worried you don’t have the space, it is likely that this concern is unfounded. Actually, all you really need is something the size of your standard spare bedroom, so if you have such a room then you should be fine. Alternatively, you could use an attic or a basement if you have one – or if you are really stretched for space, you could even build a shed in the yard and use that. You don’t need much space at all, but you do need to make sure that it is a dedicated space, and not a room which is also used for other purposes. As long as you get that right, you should be well on your way to the ideal home recording studio, as this is actually the most difficult part of all.
You don’t have to soundproof the room, but you might find that it is necessary if you don’t want to disturb your family and your neighbors. Soundproofing can be a little on the pricey side, but once it is set up it’s done, and you can get to work on your music without having to worry, being able to make literally as much noise as you like. What’s more, there are many options to choose between here, and you don’t have to go for the pricier options just to have a soundproofed room. You might find that it is a necessary thing to do, however, and definitely something which will improve your enjoyment of the space as well – as well as keeping your family and neighbors happy.
It goes without saying that there is plenty of equipment you will need if you want to have your own recording studio at home. However, you might be surprised by just how much you need in order to be able to record your music properly. With the right equipment, you can expect to have a much more successful recording studio, and so it is worth looking into what you really need to make this work. If you take a look at this Ultimate Guide to Studio Monitors, you will probably be struck by just how much choice you have in the way of each piece of equipment. The same is true of everything that you need, and it’s a good idea to make sure that you spend some time properly choosing your equipment, to be able to get it just right. The better equipped your room is, the more likely it is that you will be able to make the most of it in the future.
Depending on what kind of music you intend to produce, you may or may not need some kind of musical instrument. If you think you do, then you will want to treat yourself to only the very best instruments you can find. The more you are able to spend here, the better, as it is often the case that the quality of the instruments is one of the main determiners of the quality of the final piece. The better your instruments, the better the music. You should also aim at having a good variety, as the more natural instruments you have in your music the better it is likely to sound after production. This is not something you should overlook, and you might find that it is worth spending a little more here just to be happy with what you have.
As long as you have considered all of the above, you should find that your home recording studio lives up to its expectations. With any luck, you will be producing some incredible music from your own home in no time at all. This is an addictive habit, however, so be prepared to lose hours and even days doing so!