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Basic Recording Studio Set-up (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

This post loosely accompanies Gab & Jam, episode 246. Basic Recording Studio Set-up (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

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We’ve owned our own recording studio since 1986, which means that we have consistently asked ourselves these 5 general questions upon each re-thinking–and re-iteration and add-on–to our studio.

We think it’s useful for any creator to have a place to experiment with ideas and to, potentially, publish their own work. Whether you write EDM, are a band, or are a solo singer/songwriter artist, it is in your favor to have a space and a system for being able to record your songwriting ideas. We hear questions about this all the time from new songwriters/beatmakers, so here are the 6 basic suggestions to consider when putting together a basic recording studio setup for yourself.

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Here are 6 general guidelines:

1. Consider your budget first

If you are not sure how much you can spend toward your studio set-up, use what you have—perhaps, including your iPhone—so that you can assess if it is an option for you. To that end, there are some free software that might help you achieve your goals. Two digital audio workstations (D.A.W.) that come to mind are GarageBand, which comes on the iPhone free and the equivalent software, BandLab, that you can get for your Android phone. And THAT might be just what you need. However, if you want to bring an audio into your phone—like a guitar or singing or a bass track—that’s when you can either use the microphone that is built into the phone or you might have to add additional equipment—an external microphone, for instance—in order to capture that audio.