Our studio and recording tips offer insight on acoustics, microphones, producing, gear, plug ins, and everything in between.
Ready to learn how to record your music in your own home studio? Looking for advice on recording and music equipment, acoustics and speaker stands, and everything in between? We’ve got a ton of guides, blog posts, and articles we’ve published over the years, and we’ve collected most of them here for you. Dig in to interviews with great music producers, tips on how to build your home studio, and recording insights from the pros.
Home Studio Handbook
The Home Studio Handbook (August 2013)
Our comprehensive, hands-on guide to home audio recording, The Home Studio Handbook: Get Great Acoustics and Killer Mixes From Your Home Studio includes material from our previous five popular home recording studio guides – plus we’ve added a wealth of additional recording tips, techniques, and a glossary of music recording terms. The 40-page Home Studio Handbook is free and available for download now!
How To Record
Pre-production tips for recording drums (March 2014)
10 Mixdown Tips for the Aspiring Audio Engineer (September 2013)
Home Studio Recording Tips From a Pro Studio (March 2013)
Your Home Studio Mix – Recording Tips For Better Results (February 2013)
How To Record A Great Vocal Take (August 2012)
How To Record a Snare Drum in Your Home Studio (August 2012)
How to Record Piano in Your Home Studio (May 2012)
Re-amping and Your Home Studio (April 2012)
Using compressors and limiters (February 2011)
Tips from the Pros
Audio repair and restoration: tools of the trade (July 2014)
Virtual synths and the art of imperfection (July 2014)
(Irreverent) Recording tips from Mitch Easter (June 2014)
Panning adds width to your audio mix (May 2014)
The four essential elements of EQ and your audio mix (April 2014)
Producing great hip hop vocals (January 2014)
Producing Background Vocals (October 2013)
The Mantra of a Successful Recording Studio (September 2013)
Using Auto-Tune in Your Home Studio (July 2013)
Ear Fatigue and Mixing Music – Know the Signs, Avoid Mistakes (February 2013)
Food and the Recording Studio – A Serious Recording Tip (February 2013)
Making Beats With the Akai MPC (December 2012)
Home Studio Tips from a Big Studio Designer (April 2011)
Quincy Jones: Tools For Success (December 2010)
Recording Electric Guitar (November 2010)
Recording Acoustic Guitar (November 2010)
In the Studio with Michael Jackson (May 2010)
In the Studio with Trevor Horn (May 2010)
Analog Recording in Digital Times (Band of Bees, April 2010)
Creating a Great Composite Vocal Recording (February 2010)
Behind the Glass with Joe Chiccarelli (January 2010)
From Your Project Studio to The Sound Machine (December 2009)
Behind The Glass with Daniel Lanois (October 2009)
Drum Tuning Advice for Recording and Gigs (October 2009)
Gear: Advice and Reviews
Choosing the right audio interface for your home studio (August 2014)
Choosing the right recording software (December 2013)
Isolation headphones and your home recording (December 2013)
Samplitude Masterclass – Creating Depth in Your Audio Mix (November 2012)
Four pieces of music gear priced under $300 (December 2011)
Home Recording Shopping Guide (December 2010)
Choosing Your DAW (August 2010)
Drum Sampler Picks (May 2010)
The $999 Home Studio (November 2009)
Pro Studio: Laptop Recording 101 (December 2009)
Holiday Gear Guide (December 2009)
Pro Studio: Vocal Mics in the Studio (October 2009)
Virtual Guitar Rigs (July 2009)
More Studio Guides
Home Studio Series Vol. 1: Building A Professional Home Studio (January 2012)
Excerpt from our Home Studio Series guide, Building A Professional Home Studio A no-skimping guide to turning your living room into an A-Room.
Home Studio Series Vol. 2: Creating a Home Project Studio (February 2012)
Excerpt from our Home Studio Series guide, Creating a Home Project Studio, How to get optimal results from your space and budget.
Home Studio Series Vol. 3: The $999 Home Studio (May 2012)
Excerpt from our Home Studio Series guide, The $999 Home Studio Guide, The essential gear to get your studio off the ground.
Home Studio Series Vol. 4: The Home Studio Microphone Guide (July 2012)
Excerpt from our “Home Studio Series” guide, The Home Studio Microphone Guide, Finding the right mics for every situation and every budget.
Home Studio Series Vol. 5: Using Processors and Effects (August 2012)
Excerpt from our “Home Studio Series” guide, Using Processors and Effects, How compressors, gates, reverb, delay (and more) can help your recordings.
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