Thinking of putting a home recording studio together? Here are five things to consider before you start investing in materials and gear. Read the post.
From stereo placement to EQ, busing to reverb, veteran music producer and engineer Jon Marc Weiss gives pro advice and insights on how to manage your mix in your home studio. Read the post.
From potato chips to preamps, decoupling to drum heads, these 13 tips can help you get better tones when you’re recording in your (not-acoustically pristine) home studio. Read the post.
Excerpted from the 3rd edition of Disc Makers’ revised and expanded Home Studio Handbook, these basic recording tips will help you make the most of your studio time. Read the post.
Most mics have a fixed pattern — the most common mics used in an audio recording situation are condensers, electret (condenser), ribbon, and dynamic. Read the post.
For the recording enthusiast who has endeavored to outfit space in his/her home for the purpose of recording music, step two is amassing the studio gear for the task at hand. And yes, recording equipment and accessories are much more affordable than ever, but you’re still going to spend a chunk of money before you’re ready to hang a shingle and call your buddies over to record at your project studio.
The dividing line between what used to be referred to as “home studio” vs. “professional” recording gear is barely discernable – and the performance and specs of nearly all of the contenders in the home recording marketplace are now near parity. As a result, the differences that distinguish one model from another are often the user interface, the quality of tech support, and whether or not there’s an established user base that can offer ideas and tips for how best to use any particular system. Read more.
Updated February 2021. These recording and studio tips offer insights on acoustics, microphones, music production, gear, plug-ins, tones, mixing, and everything in between — for all your home studio and pro studio recording endeavors. Read the posts.
If you decide to convert space in your home to function as a project studio, it’s easy to spend a lot of money before you plug in your first microphone – but that doesn’t mean your dream of a quality recording space in your home needs to end before it begins. Read the post.