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Build An Affordable Home Recording Studio In A Recession

Praverb shares knowledge on the necessary equipment needed to build an affordable home recording studio. You will learn how to improve your home recording for around $600 dollars. This content is geared towards DIY recording artists who have a computer and recording software (I use Adobe Audition 3.0).

The Equipment
My audio interface is the most important piece of equipment in my arsenal. My wife actually bought the Focusrite Saffire equipment for me 3 years ago.

Two years ago I detailed my recording studio via YouTube (you can see the video above). The Focusrite Saffire USB 6 provided phantom power which powered my condenser microphone. The microphone is the second best investment that I made. The cables that you use are also important.

The Benefits of Owning a Home Recording Studio
  • Cost effective
  • Accessibility
  • Ability to record anytime
  • Able to re-record material without spending money
  • Creativity in regards to recording space
Home recording studios are a must for those that want to save money. Home recording studios are usually expensive to set up yet they pay off in the long run. I have been recording at home since 2002. Recording space is always an issue yet I utilized an extra closet to make it work. I utilized mattress pad from Wal-Mart to reduce the reverb.

I recently switched locations due to the birth of my son which presented another challenge. I bought the Auralex Mudguard Microphone Isolator

Why Did I Start Recording At Home

I started recording at home as a hobby. I found that I enjoyed the sound of my voice and I loved to rhyme over industry beats. I was a struggling college student that had a lot of pent up aggression. I tried to record at studios yet I felt like I was wasting money. So I found a solution, my aha moment occurred when I was in the studio wasting money. I thought to myself, "I can buy my own equipment and learn how to mix my vocals."

It started with Cool Edit Pro 2.0, thank you Peter Quistgard. I slowly added equipment and eventually taught myself how to mix. In the beginning I struggled with understanding a lot of the terms.

Do you have a home recording studio? What do you enjoy the most about having a home recording studio?

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