Insulation. The neighbors do not understand, if you even occasionally will record a full drum set or working in the full sound of the electric guitar. In addition, conversations with the wall will affect your work in the form of noise and unpleasant backgrounds. So as not to annoy or to others, nor myself, upholster the walls with blankets, felt, make multi-layered plastic Windows.
Computer. Special requirements for sound production does not show, but the sound card should be good, class "professional" ("music"). Built-in or even the game map will not work. The price range of these cards varies from 3000 to 5000 R. or higher.
Software. Audio editors, plug-ins and other virtual means of recording in the modern world very much. For the development attend specialized courses, look for websites dedicated to creating music in a Studio and electronic styles.
USB interface. It's an external device connecting an external sound card with the computer. Unlike internal maps, external does not depend on the noise in the computer and therefore requires no extra processing of the sound after recording. There are other pluses that you will notice when comparing the audio from one card with another type.
Preamp. Preferred preamp tube, based on semiconductor circuit. Due to this, the sound becomes more beautiful, clean, rich. This is evident as in vocal and instrumental recording.
The mixing Desk. Its purpose is to facilitate the work with multiple audio sources at the same time. It facilitates the recording and track mixing allows you to change the frequency and volume of each voice separately. In any Studio it is needed, and you need to attend to such purchase.
The portable Studio can serve as an alternative to all these devices. It already has built-in CPU, and control, and a drum machine, and other options. To use it, just connect your sound source, hit the record button – work!
Microphone. There are two main types – dynamic and condenser, identified by a method of forming sound. The second type is more sensitive, but not quality. For the specific case of writing, it is better to have microphones both types.
Headphones. Their quality depends on perception of the recorded track, a sound engineer, so it is important to choose a powerful enough speaker system. Suitable for beginners of the company M-Audio, Behringer, and Shure. As you experience the taste you will acquire individual features, and you will understand what phonics is right for your style.
Advice 2: What is needed for a recording Studio
You decided to open your own recording Studio? This can be done at home, but then the quality of the material is not the best. Therefore, for commercial purposes will have to rent or build a room that will be ideal for the specific task.
If you have not worked in this sphere, invite the designer studios that already have some experience. He will be able to help you as with the choice of a room, and with the subsequent design. A place to house the Studio is situated in a noisy part of town. It is better to choose a residential district, suburb, or even the nearby village.
It is desirable that the brick building. It is not necessary to take the room on higher floors. The cons are that there will be additional costs for sound insulation and grounding. First floor or basement is the best solution.
The next step is a good grounding and supply of electricity. Electrical wiring in the old room should be completely replaced. This will protect you from short circuits and unexpected breakdowns that can cause serious damage to expensive equipment, stopping, Studio work and emergency repairs.
The room must be well Soundproofed with no strong acoustics inside. To isolate the Studio, on the floor lay the carpets, the walls are upholster with carpet, cork or foam. But do not forget about the aesthetics. Remember that musicians need to feel comfortable enough Studio, so appearance is important.
Then purchase of the necessary equipment. In order to produce a quality product, the equipment is better not to save. You will need: a mixing console or mixing Board, some microphones on the stand, software, sound card, Studio monitors, headphones. If you are not a professional, when selecting be sure to consult with one, otherwise you risk to get not really a suitable technique.
To complete the work Studio needs the following staff: sound engineer, sound engineer, arranger. Soundman working on the mixing and controls the level of sound. Arranger is needed in order to pick up the rhythm of the melody, its timbre, perhaps even to change the basic sound. The sound editor is engaged in that conducts a test recording. His responsibilities - control of sound recording and sound editing. In the result, it turns out the final version of the soundtrack.
And last but also important point is the arrangement of the rest room. Make sure that the room was upholstered furniture, kettle. Musicians should have no problems if they suddenly want to eat, drink coffee or just relax. Organize a comfortable bathroom.
Arrange a small advertising campaign in the appropriate circles. And your Studio in the near future will begin to make a profit.