Software piracy may seem like a good deal to a studio on a budget, but in reality, it's more trouble than it's worth. If you have your own recording studio, it may seem like a lot to have to budget for software, but it's necessary if you want to record to your computer! In this article, you'll learn the first steps of "going legal" with your software packages.
Studio speakers, or monitors as they're commonly called, are one of the most common purchases that you as an aspiring home recording engineer can make. Monitors are necessary for every studio, regardless of your budget. In this article, you'll learn the basics of buying monitors, and how to make the best purchase for your budget.
Selecting a microphone is a lot harder than just "condenser" or "dynamic". In this article, About.com Home Recording Guide Joe Shambro explains the difference between cardioid, hypercardioid, omnidirectional and more, including the uses & ideal applications of each.
If you're new to recording or performing live, you'll probably be buying microphones for your studio or stage. Finding the right microphone is easy, as long as you keep in mind a few simple tips! About.com's Joe Shambro walks you through how to select the best microphone for your purpose and budget.
If you're setting up a home studio, the first thing you'll need to do is get your computer ready to record. There's a lot of things you can do to optimize your computer's performance, no matter if you're on a Mac or PC. Check out this list of things you'll need to remember to do before starting to record to make your computer run the best.
Are you a college student looking to record your music? Setting up a bedroom or dorm room studio doesn't have to be expensive, and making music on a college budget isn't hard! Check out this detailed guide to setting up a dorm room studio, complete with computer, microphone, and recording interface recommendations.
If you're starting your own recording studio, chances are you've already picked out your interface, microphones, and cables. But what are the accessories no studio can live without? About.com's Joe Shambro walks you through five gadgets that every recording studio needs.
Setting up your home studio space can be a hard task! In this article, we take a look at the basics of setting up a space in your home for use as a recording studio!