Working on your dream never goes unpaid. But you have to realize that a lot will go into making it real. Music producers are no different; they too have milestones to surpass to get to the top. And if you are to ask any with their names plastered on successful productions, you will find out that most of them started humbly. Making music in the garage or even their bedrooms. So if you are at this stage and have secured some space to set up a home studio, make sure you make the following installations right.
- A soundproof booth
The number one item to make sure you have is a soundproof partition that will be used in your audio recordings. This makes sure that outside noises will not interfere with your records. As a way to make this space completely soundproof, pad the walls with a soft material like cardboard, carton egg cases, or sponge. Not only will these minimize sound reflection and keep the sound in, but they will give the booth a retro aesthetic.
- Good electrical wiring system
Most of the devices used in a recording studio such as M-Audio products, for instance, require power input. And for that reason, you must set up a very functional strategy on how they will get powered. An ideal room has at least one or two-socket, and so you have to look for a way not to overpower the input. A Piano Yamaha will need power, and an Xdj Rr will need it too. So much so, formulate an electrical plan that will cater to the devices you already have and those you are yet to get.
- An integrated audio system
Imagine having to move your Mackie Thump 12A speakers every time you want to leave the room! This is highly inconvenient, and you might end up damaging the equipment. Now look up, see all that wall space above your head. Do you know your speakers can be mounted there? With the right reinforcement, it is possible. And guess what, when you do, you will experience better surround sound and more space to move in and out of the room.
- A storage unit
In as much as you might need all your instruments in your recording sessions, some devices will not be in use every time. Sometime you will like to use the Cdj 2000 or the Headrush and sometimes you will not. So you need to set up a storage unit to put them away when they are not in use. Create shelves and compartments where you can place small instruments and wires. Also, install hangers to put up the pieces that can be hanged. Your movable Universal Audio products do not have to be left gathering dust; instead, place them safely when not in use.