Let’s have a look at what it would take to have your own at-home studio.
So, we are going to talk about building your own at-home studio. Ok, I know that your first thought is probably “Yeah, right let me get on that!” You’re so sarcastic, geez! But, really think about it. Yes, there is an investment up front, but if you’re really ready to take your music career seriously (you’re reading this article, so I think you are) then having your own studio is really a no brainer.
I have a friend that converted a closet in his apartment into a studio (a small closet!). If you’re serious, then you make it work.
Now, let’s face it, we don’t all have an extra room in our apartment that we can turn into a home studio. But, there are ways to get around that. You can even make your set up portable so that you can carry it to another room (hello, we all have a bathroom and the acoustics in there rock!) and set it up when you want to use it.
What you’re going to need to get set up:
- A good quality microphone
- Desktop or laptop
- Pop filter
- A desk or table, and
If you’re already rapping, you most likely own a microphone. But, if you don’t, you can get a good mic relatively cheap these days. CHECK OUT THIS YETI MIC ON AMAZON. I have this exact microphone and I travel a lot. It can take a beating and it has quality sound. It’s definitely worth the $100 investment.
As far as soundproofing goes, there are some great, cost effective options out there. For instance, you can get this 52 PACK OF SOUNDPROOFING BOARD FOR ONLY $40 AT AMAZON.
If you don’t have a full room that you’re going to soundproof, and you need to keep your set up portable, like I do, you can also check out this isolation board. I have used a board like this in the past when I was recording at a motel on a busy highway and it was super loud. This board is definitely a solid investment. It really cuts down on the environmental noise.
Your set up
Now that you have your equipment for your at-home studio, look around the place, where can you set up? If you’re going to keep it portable, you can set up pretty much anywhere! I realize that you might have kids, or pets or roommates. This is where you’re going to have to use your imagination and get creative.
If you’re converting an entire room into a studio, good for you! That’s rad! Send me pictures on Instagram @nevernaire.
Really put some thought into this idea, because it will save you money in the long run. With your own studio set up at home, you can record whenever inspiration strikes and do it for free!
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