This moment finally arrives. You have the basic notions to make your homemade recordings and have a song on which to work, or you even want to be able to record professionally but you don’t know where to start. You want to know how to set up your Home Studio, how much you will have to invest and what you should consider before buying anything. Keep reading to solve all those doubts you have!
How to set up your Home Studio
You have made the decision to set up your own Home Studio, so now you have to take the next step, although the first thing you have to ask yourself is what do you want to achieve, what quality do you expect and how much money do you have to invest in your home studio.
Equipment for your Home Studio
The first thing we have to keep in mind is where we are going to place our Home Studio. If we can dedicate an entire room to this it would be the best. Acoustics is the most important. We do not have to soundproof the room as if we were in a professional studio, we will do it in the best possible way within our means.
The soundproofing is not only that the sound we generate does not leave the room, but also that external sounds do not enter.
To soundproof we can use acoustic insulation plates that we can buy in music stores. Carpets and curtains will definitely help. Do not expose any smooth surface.
As for the furniture, you need a minimum. Try to be wooden furniture, it helps absorb sound and improve the acoustics of the Home Studio.
A quality computer with official software will give you the best result. It is the nerve center of your Home Studio. Make sure you have a good computer with a minimum 4GB RAM and Dual Core processor.
As for the AD/DA converter or interface, they are external devices that connect your computer with any sound source, and according to your budget you can access different models. We advise you to do a lot of research and see product reviews to see which one best fits your needs and budget before deciding.
Another essential requirement for your home Home Studio are flat response monitors. In this way we can clearly hear the mixes, knowing that the sound will be the most faithful and that will be the closest sound when playing it anywhere else.
With two monitors you will get the stereo effect inside your Home Studio.
Depending on the type of recordings you are going to make in your home Home Studio, you will need some microphones or others. As we grow, we will update our equipment and buy new microphones, but at the beginning it is better to have a versatile one.
A multipurpose condenser microphone will be the perfect option to start with our Home Studio. It would also be very advisable that you get an antipop, they are cheap and will give you better results in voice recordings, slowing the air we expel when speaking or singing, and giving you a higher quality result.
We hope that this post on how to set up your Home Studio has been useful for you. Visit our blog to read more about recording drums in studio and other interesting topics. See you at the next one!