Recording technology has come a very long way. Many years ago, musicians would have to spend a lot of money in renting recording studios to be able to record their music. Gear was very expensive, sometimes had a steep learning curve, and from a financial perspective, was simply out of reach for most musicians to setup their own studio.
Software has enabled incredible advances in how music can be produced and recorded. Nowadays all you need is a good computer and you can have some of the best virtual technology at your fingertips. Not only has this enabled musicians to save money and yet still produce a high quality end product, but now the space required to setup a recording studio has also been minimized.
Even though technology has made the recording process easier and more realistic for people on tight budgets, there are somethings you simply should consider in order to maximize the quality of your recordings. One of these things is soundproofing. Let’s say you live in an apartment in NYC, you don’t want to have your loud neighbor leaking into your microphone when you’re trying to record vocals. And I’m sure most neighbor might not want to hear music blasting through their walls at all hours of the day.
There are some simple solutions to accomplish good sound proofing and they should always be taken into account as the first thing to do before you even start buying an recording equipment. An excellent solution for those living in apartments or home rentals where permanent construction is not allowed, is the use of custom temporary walls with high quality sound buffering material. These can easily be installed and removed from your apartment without causing any damage to your walls and ceilings. If you live in NYC, a company we recommend is Wall 2 Wall NY.
Here’s a video on how to build your own sound absorption panels for your home sudio…
And here’s a video on how to setup a decent home project recording studio on a budget…