Tag Archives: Home Studio

Xmas Gifts for Home Studio Fanatics

Yes. It is nearly that time of year. CHRISTMAS PRESENT TIME!

If you’re anything like me, you may be quite specific about the things you would like. My wife appreciates this as it makes her Christmas shopping that much easier. This year I figured I’d share my list of things I’d quite like and maybe you or someone you know might like them too. Continue reading

DIY Music Blog #6 – Home Studio Gear on a Budget and More

Hello to you, DIY Musos!

How are you? Good?

Good.

Well here’s a new blog post from me where I’ll tell you a little about what I’ve been up to recently, including writing new articles about building up a decent home studio on a budget, more on my adventures in acoustic treatment, a new track released and some other bits and bobs. Read on, if you care to. 🙂 Continue reading

Home Studio Gear on a Budget

If you are anything like me, and many other DIY musos around the world, then you probably don’t have thousands of pounds (or dollars/euro/rand/rupees/etc) to spend on gear and software for your home setup. It’s still currently just an (all consuming) hobby after all, so there’s no return on investment, no tax relief, no sponsorship… And audio stuff is expensive!

So how are we supposed to get hold of all the studio gear we need to create the wonderful music that we want to, without having to sell our less important possessions like clothes, cars and houses? I have a few suggestions that might help… Continue reading

DIY Music Blog #5 – Acoustic Treatment in a Small Room

Hello DIY Musos and thanks for checking out the latest DIY Music blog. Today I’m writing about something I’m finally getting around to looking at properly; acoustic treatment.

EDIT: Since writing this I was lucky enough to get to talk to Ethan Winer of RealTraps and get some really vauable info on acoustic treatment, as well as a few great links. Check out the full interview here.
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DIY Music Blog #3 – Slate Digital, Mixing and Hip-Hop

Hello there DIY music people. How are you all? All well, I hope… Been busy?

I have.

Here’s a little catch up with what I’ve been doing DIY musically since the last post, including testing out the Slate Digital plug-ins, working on new mixing projects and guides as well as finding myself writing a new hip-hop style track. Let me tell you all about it… Continue reading

My 10 Most Significant Mixing Lessons

Every now and then you come across a bit of knowledge which makes a tremendous difference to the way you do certain things. Those little tricks or hacks which make life so much better and you wish you’d discovered sooner.

This definitely applies to mixing.

I’ve experienced a number of these important ‘mixing lessons’ since I started my home studio journey so I’ve decided to share some of the most valuable ones with you here to help you in your own journey towards better mixes.

UPDATE: Once you’ve read these, be sure to check out Ten More Significant Mixing lessons!

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Choosing the Best Budget MIDI Controller for Your Home Studio

In this article I look at the best affordable MIDI controllers on the market. A MIDI controller is basically a bit of kit that generates and send MIDI information to any other bit of kit. They can include keyboards and pads for sending note pitch and velocity values, dials and sliders of various kinds, buttons and switches. Continue reading

Audio Interfaces for Home Recording

If you want to be able to record into your computer you are going to need an audio interface. This is basically a bit of gear which allows you to plug real world audio devices such as microphones and guitars into your computer, as well as send audio from your computer to external monitors. However, there’s usually a bit more to it than that and there are a variety of audio interfaces available which have slightly different functionalities and build. In this article I’ll list a few of the best low-budget audio interfaces on the market to get you started recording at home.
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