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).
- Monster Cables (Prices Varies)
- ProLine MS235 Round Base Microphone Stand ($20)
- Audio Technica ATH-m20 ($30)
- Sterling Audio STPF1 Pop Filter ($50)
- Auralex MudGuard Microphone Isolator ($100)
- Focusrite Saffire USB 6 ($200)
- Studio Projects C1 ($250)
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
- Ability to record anytime
- Able to re-record material without spending money
- Creativity in regards to recording space
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.
Image provided by Danny Stanford