Home Studio Recording

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Information about Home Studio Recording
How-to & DIY

Published on February 16, 2014

Author: cdunn12



Digital music recording and production is easier than most may think. This presentation touches on some guidelines and how to get started.

Should an artist be recording practice sessions at home? Photo  Credit:  <a  href=" 95140929@N04/9840136723/">WaldyWhite</a>  via  <a  href="http://">Comp5ight</a>  <a  href="">cc</a>   Sunday, February 16, 14

Does it matter if nobody ever hears the performance? Photo Credit: <a href=" 64267703@N02/7127569779/">fcstpauligab</a> via <a href="http://">Compfight</a> <a href="">cc</a> Sunday, February 16, 14

YES! Sunday, February 16, 14 It’s easy to get started with digital recording, as long as you keep a few things in mind.

We are connected by frequencies found in nature. Music has the power to hold us together. Photo Credit: <a href=""></ a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href=" licenses/by-sa/2.0/">cc</a> Sunday, February 16, 14

Begin. Photo  Credit:  <a  href=" 35034361412@N01/558632133/">rick</a>  via  <a  href="http://">Comp5ight</a>  <a  href=" 2.0/">cc</a>   All of the necessary tools to get started shouldn’t cost more than $1,000-$2,000. Photo  Credit:  <a  href=" 95745454@N00/3593579878/">totally  pixelated</a>  via  <a  href="http://">Comp5ight</a>  <a  href=" 2.0/">cc</a>   Sunday, February 16, 14

Don’t hold back creativity. Be heard, make waves. Photo Credit: <a href="">Wajahat Mahmood</a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href="http://">cc</a> Sunday, February 16, 14

Record, edit, mix, master, copyright, and distribute your own music. Photo Credit: <a href="">huangjiahui</ a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href=" licenses/by-sa/2.0/">cc</a> Sunday, February 16, 14

The computer is your foundation. Store bought or custom built. Sunday, February 16, 14 Recommended Minimum Specs: OS: Windows 7 64bit OSX 10.6+ (Mac) CPU: Dual/Quad core RAM: 4-8+ GB 7200 RPM hard drive (1 for OS, 1+ for audio is ideal but not a must)

You hold all rights for original music and lyrics. Always copyright your work! Photo Credit: <a href="">MikeBlogs</ a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href=" licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a> Sunday, February 16, 14

Training materials are available: Manufacturers of gear you purchase should have videos and info on their websites. Sunday, February 16, 14

A good microphone will lead to higher quality and detail heard in your recordings. Read reviews to learn what works best for you. Sunday, February 16, 14 Photo Credit: <a href="">6SN7</a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href=" by/2.0/">cc</a>

Take your time. Practice, record, practice record, repeat. Photo Credit: <a href="">schoschie</a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href=" by/2.0/">cc</a> Sunday, February 16, 14

Positive or negative energy can be heard in your final product. Keep the process fun and lighthearted. Take breaks! Photo Credit: <a href="">Tiago Zaniratti</a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href="http://">cc</a> Sunday, February 16, 14

Collaborate with other musicians and home recording producers all over the world. Sunday, February 16, 14 (drive) Share you music ideas with others within minutes of your first recording take! Record and send your entire session for someone else to mix/ master or to receive feedback.

How far do you want to go? Are your ideas worth spreading? How does your sound compare? Photo Credit: <a href="">torbus</a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href=" 2.0/">cc</a> Sunday, February 16, 14

Find a comparable song or album that fits the genre and overall tone you are looking for and constantly reference listen as needed. Photo Credit: <a href=" 73645804@N00/12157565465/">woodleywonderworks</a> via <a href="http://">Compfight</a> <a href="">cc</a> Sunday, February 16, 14

Build on what you learn. Every take, every performance. Help shape the industry. Photo Credit: <a href=" 41084935@N00/3062366716/">ThisParticularGreg</a> via <a href="http://">Compfight</a> <a href="">cc</a> Sunday, February 16, 14

Digital recording at home is fun once you know what you’re doing, but it’s a challenge that producers must take on by themselves. Start fresh and relaxed. Photo Credit: <a href=" 28396605@N00/195018210/">paparutzi</a> via <a href="http://">Compfight</a> <a href="">cc</ a> Sunday, February 16, 14

A recording studio is merely a lab that allows one to put sounds and musical pieces together. Photo Credit: <a href="">lofaesofa</a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href=" by/2.0/">cc</a> Sunday, February 16, 14

Years from now, I hope we will look back as musicians or producers and see the change that our creativity made on the industry. Sunday, February 16, 14 You have the power to be heard. Now go help create!

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