Home Studio Design – Recording Setup Overview

Creating an Effective Home Studio Design For Audio Recording

A good home studio design is essential for great recording results. The other part of the battle is equipment. A great sounding home studio with bad equipment is not productive. And the opposite is no good either. You need both for a successful result. So start with a solid recording studio design. For info on inexpensive acoustic treatment for your DIY recording studio, click Moving Blankets Vs. Professional Acoustic Blankets, Db-3 Acoustical Barrier as Mass Loaded Vinyl Alternative.

A large amount of quality equipment is available for audio recording. And not all of this equipment will break the bank. Fortunately, satisfactory results can be achieved with a small amount of efficiently priced gear. Technology has opened a world of endless possibilities. What once was only offered in a professional studio can now be achieved in the home studio. Large mixing consoles and racks of outboard processors have been replaced by computer audio recording. And the price tag on quality equipment continues to fall. Here is a list of things needed to set up an adequate home studio.

1. A good home studio design to determine how much acoustic treatment is needed for a great sounding room

2. Personal computer with adequate speed and power (I would also suggest an external hard drive. I learned this the hard way.)

3. A good DAW: I use Sonar X1. This audio recording program has everything I could possibly need. But there are a plethora of others out there.

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4. VST Plugins (Another good site for those just starting out: VST Planet)

5. Accurate Studio Monitors

6. Adequate microphones – dynamic mics and condenser mics: SM57 Alternatives, Condenser Overhead Drum Microphones

7. Microphone stands

8. Good musicians (I think this is obvious. Many musicians today do not not agree. Computer editing capabilities seem to have aided in this.)

These are just the necessities. Continue to check back here at Rockin’ DIY for more information on home studio design and DIY recording tips.