With the accessibility of the cost effective home recording equipment, building a home studio is becoming more ideal to bands and soloists out there who are not able to spend time in a professional studio. There are benefits to recording at home instead of in a studio, mainly about money and time — two of the most precious resources.
1. An economic way to make your music
Professional recording studios usually cost from $100 to $300 per hour, making it a very price outcome. On the other hand, a home studio is yours to take, whatever you make has already been paid as you purchased your gadgets. Especially if you need to save money in the long run, because of doing a lot of recordings.
Consider buying the best studio headphones and mixers you can afford. Just be sure if they have the instruction book (or you can get it online from the company’ site) as you’ll need it to learn how to make the most of them. This can help you save a lot of money at the start, and you may want to upgrade once you’ve earned some more cash from your work.
2. DIY Time
Working at a professional studio cost you both time and money, since you have to as focus as possible, putting an invisible pressure: Finish on time, or pay more. However, home studios are easier on you. You can begin, have a break, and record any time you want. As long as you are good at time managing and motivated, you’ll be more comfortable when recording at home. Plus, you are free to mix as much as you need to get the track you’re looking for.
3. Make Your Own Money
Once you are cool with all the equipment and recording procedure, friends’ bands or bands looking for a decent start up can bring back the money you’ve spent on the studio. Invite them in to try some demos and ask in payment what you think is a reasonable price, aka below a professional studio’ price.
4. Produce Your Own Sound
If you have a great home studio with a good tracking room and isolation booth, you’ll be able to create excellent mix that will make it more of a demo, or even an album. You can spend as much time as you want to try different sounds, instruments, vocal, dubs, and effects. This is more attractive if you’re trying to release something, for instance a concept album, with unique style and sound. You can build your signature, so to speak. Market yourself on Facebook or Twitter if you want, it’s worth a try.
A home studio comes first if you are looking for something more affordable or, if you’re interested in mixing your own track. By investing in quality equipment, and building a proper studio you’ll not only save money for other things, but may even have the chance of earning some cash back from other artists.