These days, more and more musicians are recording their own songs at home. A well set up home recording studio has the capacity of producing high fidelity acoustic results that can rival those that are created in professional studios. Nonetheless, most musicians who unfortunately are not engineers by profession find producing great acoustic results at home rather daunting. Incorporating a few changes to your home recording studio can scale your sound to various heights. Below are 7 surefire tips that you as a music enthusiast can employ to enhance your recordings.
Use the web regularly as a resource
Most home recording musicians tend to buy large books on home recording prior to trying any form of real recording themselves. Although these books prove to be rather solid resources, for the greater part, it is simply best to overlook them and dive into the web as a reliable and fast resource to aid your home recording. Nowadays, contemporary recording software that is user friendly is all over the internet. There are sites that offer oceans of tutorials and credible advice on virtually every question you may have on home recording.
Get reliable monitor stands
You may want to get rid of resonance that can create unwanted sound right into what you are playing back, before you actually get to hear it. To solve such problems, invest in hollow monitor stands, which you can fill sand to allow for extra dampening of sound vibrations that bring about sound issues.
Move in strategic studio furniture
This is also a priceless form of acoustic treatment. Try playing around with a strategically placed sofa or couch, picture frames or a well-stocked bookshelf into your studio as well as possible absorption of relatively higher frequencies.
Upgrade your core home recording studio equipment
These include your preamps monitor's microphones as well as AD/AD convertors. Go for the best equipment that you can easily afford. Remember that any improvement in the signal chain means you are getting closer to better home recording.
Decouple by adding monitor absorber pads below your monitors
These are not such massive improvements to your home recording studio. Rather, think of them as additions to bring you peace of mind. They are efficient in enabling you to angle your monitors to improve your sound quality in certain instances.
Fine-tune the monitor placement
This is where most music enthusiasts fumble. Sweet revelation, you can be able to enhance stereo image as well as mixing ability simply by fine-tuning the monitor placement.
Set up your room well
Once you have identified the best room for your acoustics and have fine-tuned your monitor placement, you are now in a position to enhance your sound response using acoustic treatment. Treatment for smaller studios entails use of form kits alongside absorbers and bass traps. Discover the best ways of fluttering echoes, comb filtering, room modes as well as phase cancellation issues. Include only enough treatment in order to compensate for your room issues whilst not burning reflections in the room, and try avoiding the damned overkill.