Looking to build a studio at home or at your office? Building a professional recording studio in the comfort of your own home is really no different than building a studio at a commercial location, particularly if you’re the owner in either scenario.
Assuming you’re just getting started for the first time and would like to set up a cheap recording studio with equipment that can help you deliver professional results, I’ve assembled a nice collection of videos made by a bunch of superbly talented audio engineers who will help walk you through the whole process.
That’s better than having to sort through a bunch of text and pictures, right?
In addition, each video comes with a quick blow-by-blow summary so you can get the gist of what the presenter is going to share with you in the video. Sometimes it’s nice just to be able to skip to the part you’re looking for specifically instead of having to watch and scroll through the whole video to find it. What a concept, right? =D
Okay, so let’s get started!
Professional Recording Studio Video Menu List:
- Click Here To Watch “Video 1: How to set up a home recording studio – Detailed version plugging everything in”
- Video 2: Professional Home Recording Studio Tour, Advice, Tips, and Tricks
- Video 3: Recording Studio – 7 Components to build Professional setup
Shawn from Raw Technique Studios walks beginners through the whole process of setting up a full-scale professional studio by breaking down his whole setup piece by piece!
In this excellent down-to-earth tutorial, audio engineer Jordan Reynolds takes viewers through a light-hearted, no-frills tour through his home studio.
He explains audio engineering basics and his insightful reasoning behind his studio practices with the panache and ease of a seasoned pro while keeping it simple enough for beginners to get into without getting too overwhelmed too quickly.
In this video, StrikeForce TV walks you through all the basic components you need to build a basic recording studio from scratch. If you’re just starting out, make sure you check out this tutorial!
Video 1: How to set up a home recording studio – Detailed version plugging everything in
Video 1 Sub-Topics
- 1:01 – Studio Breakdown
- 1:54 – Choosing a digital audio workstation (a.k.a. DAW) for your computer
- 2:18 – Intro to Sweetwater
- 2:28 – Looking for a DAW on Sweetwater
- 2:56 – Choosing and installing a MIDI Keyboard for your DAW
- 4:35 – Choosing and installing a MIDI Controller for your DAW
- 5:49 – Choosing an audio interface for your setup
- 8:06 – Hooking up your audio interface
- 10:50 – Setting up monitors and hooking them up to the audio interface
- 11:56 – Looking for a pair of studio monitors on Sweetwater
- 13:04 – Connecting an outboard compressor to the audio interface
- 15:00 – Selecting a compressor on Sweetwater
- 15:48 – Connecting an external hard drive
- 16:18 – Selecting an external hard drive on Sweetwater
- 16:54 – Connecting a second monitor
Video 2: Professional Home Recording Studio Tour, Advice, Tips, and Tricks
Video 2 Sub-Topics
- 1:04 – Fiberglass acoustic panels
- 2:26 – Why Jordan doesn’t use acoustic foam
- 3:29 – Vocal booth
- 4:47 – One very important tip about investing in high-end audio gear vs. acoustic treatment
- 5:50 – Microphones
- 7:30 – Why you should cover your metal music stand with a towel or a piece of carpet
- 8:17 – Where to place acoustic treatment when recording voiceovers or vocals
- 9:41 – What you should do with your microphones when you are finished recording for the day
- 11:14 – Jordan’s headphones of choice
- 11:50 – Jordan’s other microphones
- 13:20 – Jordan’s audio hardware rack
- 14:35 – Using a TV as a visual monitor
- 15:37 – Monitors (speakers)
- 16:37 – Measuring your room for optimal acoustic treatment placement
- 17:12 – Jordan’s explanation for his acoustic panel placement
- 21:12 – Final words to the wise”][
Pro Home Recording Studio – 7 Components To Build A Professional Setup
Video 3 Sub-Topics
- 0:18 – What kind of a computer you need to start recording
- 0:44 – Selecting a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
- 1:11 – Selecting an interface / converter
- 2:44 – Choosing monitors
- 3:14 – Room treatment
- 3:27 – Headphones
- 3:41 – Selecting a microphone
- 4:29 – Selecting a preamp
- 5:03 – Selecting plugins
- 6:12 – MIDI Controller
- 7:05 – Equipment List Recap