If you have a passion for music, it’s only a matter of time until you want to begin recording. While your first inclination may be to seek out a professional recording specialist, you will quickly find how expensive their services can be with even local pros charging around $50/hr. This is where home-production shines, with the money you save not paying for professional recording, you can invest in a quality home studio and learn the fulfilling art of music production.
Rounding Up the Basics for Home Recording
Building a quality home-studio takes a lot more than a computer and a microphone, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed in cables and peripherals. Here is a basic rundown of the necessary supplies.
- Audio Interface: An audio interface is a crucial device that connects your microphones to your computer, turning analog sound input into digital audio data for your computer.
- Recording Software: While the free software on your computer may get the job done, it is vital to invest in software that grants you the ability to alter multiple tracks of audio with effects, automation and edits.
- High-Quality Speakers: While headphones are great for adjusting finite details in your recording, it’s impossible to fully digest your recordings without neutral desktop speakers known as studio monitors which grant you the full stereo experience as it travels through the air.
- A Recording Booth: Our ears may not hear it, but every room has a sound, and your microphones are sure to pick it up. By making a booth that absorbs sound, free of extraneous noise from HVAC and the outside world, you will make cleaner, easy to work with recordings.
Building Your Booth
The top priority of your recording booth is to absorb unwanted noise, sound will bounce off of hard surfaces like walls and windows so packing it full of as many soft surfaces as possible will greatly improve the quality of your recordings. Larger rooms are more expensive to outfit and have inherent reverb that you may or may not want in your recordings, making small rooms like closets ideal for isolating your performance.
While closets are great for home recording, the common misconception is that the clothes within the closet do all the sound absorption for you. In order to get the most out of your closet, or any room for home recording, apply an additional soft layer to the walls.
An Unexpected Hero for Home Recording
Once you’ve found the perfect room for your home recording booth, you may be tempted to buy several square feet of soundproofing foam. With We Sell Mats, you don’t need to spend extra on insulating your booth. Our EVA foam tiles are lightweight, cost-effective and are easily affixed to walls for total sound absorption.
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