On the other hand, as you spend more and more time in rental studios, you may be wondering if setting up a studio at home might be cheaper in the long run. This is where the home studio vs pro studio debate comes into play.
A home studio setup is more convenient, no rental fees, no travel. On the other hand, pro studios need to have better equipment, better sound insulation and more privacy.
What’s the difference?
Home Recording Studio:
A home recording studio or ‘bedroom studio’ is, as you might have guessed, a studio in your own home. Whether it’s a bedroom, living room or garage. You’ll find that most artists using only this setup are beginners or hobbyists.
Professional recording studio:
A professional recording studio is a space designed solely for the purpose of recording audio in a controlled environment. This studio was built in a very specific way to provide the best environment for working Music recording studio production. Along with that, you’ll usually find an on-site sound engineer to maintain the studio and help out during your sessions. For a fee, of course.
Home Music Studio Setup
It’s important to make your home recording studio setup comfortable, spacious, and attractive to work in. After all, production sessions can last for hours.
While professional studios are carefully built specifically for recording purposes, home recording studio designs are limited by the space available in the home.
If you have an extra unused room in your home, you can create a professional home studio. Of course, not everyone has the privilege of an extra room, and you’ll probably set it up in your bedroom first.
When setting up a bedroom home recording studio, designate a specific area for work. Always make sure this space is tidy. Having to hook up gear or move things around every time you start a crafting session can disrupt your flow and sap your creativity.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “A clear workspace is a clear mind.” This is especially true for musicians. Simple additions like house plants and great home studio lighting go a long way in making your workspace a pleasant place. Every time you walk into a studio (even your bedroom space) you want to feel comfortable and put in the right mindset to make music.
Advantages of setting up a home music studio:
get ideas down fast
Customize the surroundings and lighting to suit your preferences.
Inexpensive (you only pay for the equipment you need)
No need to worry about travel
Use of the kitchen for snacks (absolutely required)
for bands and producers
Every artist is different, but most bands and producers will need the following recording studio home equipment.
2 Studio Monitors: Yamaha HS7 – This monitor set I swear by. They have been the speakers in my home studio for about 6 years and have never looked back. The bass response is solid so you can get a true feel for the music.
Headphones: Audio Technica M50x – Another old piece from my home studio. It may look a bit pricey, but it’s sturdy, comfortable, and a great reference.
Audio Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 – Another rig that most industry heads point you to as the perfect entry-level rig. Affordable multiple inputs and simple USB cable input for recording vocals or various instruments.