Almost all professional singers and songwriters prefer recording their songs in professional recording studios but there are also people who love to edit and record their own songs. If you are one of those singers or songwriters who prefer recording and mixing their own songs instead of heading over to a studio and letting the experts do everything, you can set up your own recording studio at home. How can you do so?
Things you will need
To convert your home into a mini recording studio you will need good quality recording tools and best quality XLR cable. The quality of the tools you will install in your home will depend on the amount of money you are willing to spend. If you are just a beginner looking to record songs at a low scale, then it is recommended for you to buy recording tools online. This is because online stores contain products starting from very low prices. Some of the items you cannot compromise the quality upon are XLR cables and quality of best microphone cable.
You will also require:
- A good quality microphone
- A small scale but efficient mixing console
- A high range sound card to process the sound
- A PC equipped with VST software for sound mixing and track designing
To record sound at home the primary precaution you need to take is to make the room soundproof. Noise and echo are the most disturbing element while recording at home and you need to ensure that they do not make their way into the recording track. It can be done by filling up the roam with thick cloths and cushions which are great sound absorbers. You will also need to learn to use the VST software for which it is recommended you take the help of a recording expert in the initial stages.