We live in a realm of audio, don’t we? Part of that audio is voice, other part is music and much of it is just….noise, right? But regardless of what kind of sound it is, recording and editing it so that it fill a certain purpose is a big enterprise called…….professional recording.
Traditionally recording was finished in commercial recording studios. At the beginning of the ‘business’ area of recording, there was fundamental expertise and expensive gear involved so logically doing it in one’s home (AKA: DIY home recording) wasn’t widespread at all. Nonetheless that’s transformed.
Currently the tools associated with recording music, voice (and noise) has gotten more compact, more sophisticated and (thankfully) cheaper. Basically home recording turn out to be automatically within reach of ordinary people with average funds.
Note: Sure…there’s always ‘high-end’, ‘cutting edge’ home recording technology available to choose from, though that’s not the thrust of the article. So let’s first realize that it’s not complicated to buy the home recording equipment anymore. Not only is current gear so much more obtainable but, frankly, there’s lots of excellent quality used recording equipment available on the market too.
Hence, that being the case, why would you want to create a home recording studio?
There are certainly a lot of good reasons to build a recording studio yourself but we’re going to mention 8 of them in this article. And keep in mind that these factors, or advantages, relate to you equally whether you are an instrumentalist, a singer, or a voice-over actor.
Having the ability to schedule your home recording studio time with your personal bio-rhythms quite often entails your performing better….creating a better finished creation. You in most cases can’t do that when you’re at the mercy of a hired recording studio.
If you decide to cancel a formerly planned recording studio session, you don’t lose any cash. Consider this…if you and your crew rented a little recording studio time and all of sudden one of the members has to back out….you probably just have to ‘eat’ that unused studio time, don’t you? If it’s your studio….you would not.
You are not shelling out money to practice. You can perform (or have fun) as much as you wish in your personal home recording studio without paying rent. It’s a flat investment anyhow, right? If you’re a band, renting a commercial recording studio to practice, you solely get paid when you ultimately write a certain amount of final tracks that get sold someway. It’s a long process that costs you every single step of the way and only pays off if you make it to the end.
A lot of music and sound designers have tools they like better over other tools. You never know what you’ll find in a rented studio. With your own home recording studio you acquire what you need (because you get what you desire).
In a sense, it amortizes itself….i.e. Every time you put it to use, you’re preserving cash you’d have used up in hiring related facilities. It’s an excellent feeling to ‘spend just as much time as you want’ and not concern yourself with the expense.
You do not need to drag all of heavy equipment all over just to go to a practice session. This advice only relates to bands obviously, but still…it’s a biggie.
Creating a good, home recording studio isn’t quite hard and it should be the goal of just about every musical performer. You can find additional suggestions around to help you get it done too. If you have been thinking about it…..get going!