Being able to write your own songs and sit down to record them in your own home studio sounds like a dream. It is a very realistic dream in today’s world. More and more musicians are doing it. Here are a few things you should know when you are recording from home.
Odds are that you are not trained in recording or the equipment that goes into it. If you are, that is great. For the rest of us, you want to invest wisely. It is more important to invest in a few good quality pieces of equipment, then to spend your money on 20 different cheap items that will compromise your sound quality. The point of recording at home is to have your CD sound almost equally as good as to someone who just dropped a lot of money in a professional recording studio. Do some research if you aren’t sure what your are looking for. It’s okay to ask questions at your local music store. They will be more than happy to answer them.
The beauty of recording at home is that you are not on a deadline or only have the money for 3 hours in the studio. You have all the time you need to allow your creativity to flow on this project. Your possibilities are endless.
Since you will be recording at home, you need to be aware of your surroundings. Do you live on a busy street? Do your neighbors make a lot of noise at a certain time of day? Do you have a dog that barks at his own shadow? These are all things that need to be considered when you decide to sit down and start recording. Any of those things will interfere with getting a great take.
Self-education is going to be one of the best things for you! With the internet at your fingertips, you can pretty much learn how to do anything that you want to do. Not 100% sure how the mastering tool works on your software? Look into it! Find out how it works and use what you just learned on your new recording. Learning about what you are doing will never be a waste of time. It will actually save you time in the long run.
Express your creative freedom recording from home. You don’t have to build your studio overnight. Budget it out so that way you can have your dream studio ready to go anytime that you are!