My home recording studio setup is something I've built one piece at a time. I thought you might like to see exactly what I'm working with. For this reason I put together a little video tour.
I've learned much recording for years with thousands of dollars in gear, yet all owned by the organized I worked for. This was the inspiration in building my own home recording studio setup. It is also my passion behind the birth of https://homemusicstudio1.com.
Out of necessity, I've learn to produce professional audio even on a small budget. Don't forget to post your comments of questions below.
Thanks Dave. Your Studio Tour was great. I’m looking forward to learning alot from you.
Welcome to the community James!
Thanks for the studio tour! It’s great to see how you are able to maximize the space that you have to work with.
I just came across your web-site yesterday and I find it absolutely great and very informative. “I wish you had been around years ago, I would have saved a lot of time and money on my home studio recording projects.”
Looking forward to visiting this site on a regular basis for sure.
Your very welcome Luc, keep in touch.
Love the video, I am having some issues with picking up way to many sounds. My condenser mic pics up a pin drop on the other side of the house. I am an American living in Australia. The whole house is double brick. (Very common here) Meaning that all for walls are painted brick. How can I deaden the sound in that room, also deaden the sound coming from my PC. It records the pc fans as nice hum. Way irritating. Thanks again, your the man!
Ha ha, thanks Stephen, glad to be able to help you out in some way. A few thoughts for you to start with. 1.) Try experimenting with different mic placement while your working on the room. Sometimes a different position can make a big difference. Try and keep your computer behind the mic as apposed to the side or facing it 2.) Be careful about how much gain your using when you record. Adjust the gain to peak at about 60% of your input meter or around -12db. You really don’t need more than that to record with and it will help with room noise as well. 3.) What matters most is what does your vocal/instrument sound like within the mix? Sometimes you may seem to be getting a lot of room noise when tracking a vocal for example, yet when the same track is eq’d properly and in the mix, the room noise is not an issue. When recording vocals, record around 8-12 inches away from the mic itself (with a pop guard a few inches in front of the mic) and set the gain as described above. All that said, these post are worth checking out as I talk a bit about dealing with the room itself. https://homemusicstudio1.com/tag/room-acoustics/ Lastly, if you can afford some acoustic panels as I mention in these posts, then its worth it. If not, you might consider building a simple frame out of wood that could hold insulation. Then cover it on both sides with a fabric. This type of DIY panel can be done pretty cheaply. I would start here and keep in touch as you move along. I’d be glad to give you more direction from there. Have a great week.
Cool video Dave. I don’t feel so bad about my own room now. Thanks for showing your stuff!
Ha ha ;), your welcome Dan. Have a great rest of your weekend.