Within the amateur music circle, one thing that most aspiring musicians
and even the seasoned artists want to have is their own home recording
studio. True enough, a recording studio at your home is very advantageous.
However, setting up one can be very expensive and time-consuming.|
For example, high-quality amplifiers and speakers that you will be using inside the studio can cost up to a thousand apiece especially the ones that are of better quality. Not only that, the construction or remodeling of your home to be soundproofed can also cost you thousands easily. Recording studios are definitely expensive hobbies to pursue.
But why would these people still go to great lengths to set up their own recording studio? That is because there are benefits from having a home-based recording studio that these people find important to the nature of their work. These benefits are the following:
Freedom to Work at Your Own Time
When a musician relies on working at a professional or third-party recording studio, he or she would have to abide with the available working hours of the venue. Music is an art, after all. What happens when a musician wants to try something at 3 in the morning after an inspiration comes in, and the recording studio is not available? In times like that, some musicians lose the flame, and the idea is gone into the wind.
However, with a home recording studio, each time an artist wants to try out or record something, his or her studio will just be there waiting for him or her.
Flexibility in Production
One of the greatest frustrations in being a musician is when the final product of your efforts is not remotely close enough to your vision. When working at an external recording studio, you can be limited to what the capabilities of that studio are. For example, if you want a certain effect introduced when mixing or processing the track and the studio does not have it, you will more or less be forced to stick with that arrangement unless you have enough money to pay for another studio to do the processing.
In setting up your home recording studio, on the other hand, you have complete control of your inventory. You choose the equipment you use, the software to handle the processing with, and many others. This way, you have sole production capabilities. Moreover, it is easier for you to bring your tracks a bit closer to your original vision.
Free Record and Production
Lastly, the best benefit for getting a home recording studio setup is that you don't have to spend anything to record. Yes, it could be expensive to set up one, but in the long run, you are actually saving money that will otherwise be spent for recording sessions at other studios. The thousands you spend for the equipment and software will be small compared to the hundreds of thousands you would spend using other recording studios.
So save up and get your own recording studio. You'll get to enjoy your investment very soon.