A home recording studio is a singer’s total dream, not to mention it’s convenient to have at home. Whether you are a starting hobbyist or an engineer wanting to continue your work at home, your recording studio can totally help you. Starting out as a musician is not easy. It’s normal not to have everything at first. When you work towards completing your home recording studio, here are some tips to help you get by.
Recording Tips For Your Home Recording Studio
A home recording studio can be expensive. You need to have a separate room, some specialized equipment, and other stuff. For those who’re just starting out, the challenge to put up the entire studio can be daunting. But you don’t really have to buy everything at once. I am going to show you how to maximize your equipment and your room so you can get the best sound possible. I am going to show you some hacks that I learned from a good friend of mine. Take note of some tips below that can help you with your recording.
Recording Tip #1: Having acoustic panels.
Acoustic panels absorb sounds and deaden the recording environment. If you can’t have one, make use with what you have. For instance, a bookshelf can help reduce the early reflection echoes that occur when recording. Placing a bookshelf in the corners can especially help with low-frequency absorption.
A bookshelf can also help reduce the early reflection echoes that occur when recording. To have the bookshelf in the corners can especially help with low-frequency absorption.
Recording Tip #2: Setting up a vocal booth.
Get yourself a portable vocal booth instead of hanging out in the closet or a small room. This device is specifically designed to record live vocals while reducing any other sounds, which makes it ideal for rooms that are not acoustically-treated. Check out your local music store for a portable vocal booth.
Its portability is a plus, especially when you engineer your own recording or music. It also builds rapport with the artist and the engineer as the vocal booth does not isolate you in a different area. It’s a must have.
Recording Tip #3: Using a remote device to improve studio workflow.
Your studio workflow will be at its best if you use apps on your iPad like Logic Remote. This app allows studio project engineers and artists to control many parameters within Logic via WiFi while being away from the computer. You can operate basic to advanced transport controls with this one. If you don’t own an iPad, there are other devices you can use, like this QuNeo which also allows you to operate basic controls too.
If you don’t own an iPad, there are other devices you can use, like this QuNeo which also allows you to operate basic controls too.
It’s important that you know how to handle recording in your home recording studio. Step up your game from the basic equipment to the accessories you will need that will help you produce quality music.
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