Starting a Home Recording Studio

Home RecordingIf you are in a band or even just a solo musician that is looking to put out a record, you will likely have run into the trouble of trying to find a studio that you can work with. While most cities will have music studios that allow bands to record their music, it can often be very expensive and hard to get a good amount of time in to produce the record that you are looking for.

Luckily, there is always the option of trying to work out a home recording studio. Many bands are turning to this method as it can be cheaper as gives you the luxury of being able to record your music anytime you want.

While it might be true that the start-up costs can be high to create a home studio, if you are serious about the music there is no better option. Learning to actually produce what your band records can be challenging, however there is a wealth of knowledge online and playing around with the recordings can also be quite enjoyable.

It also really depends on the level of quality that you expect from the recordings. Home recordings might consist of single microphone in which a band is playing into, or might consist of something that is similar to what is found in a professional recording studio. Just keep in mind that they sky is the limit when it comes to purchasing tools and that you most likely do not need to buy the nicest gear. Many bands have experienced success with recording at home or in the garage with just the simplest of gear. Having a little bit of creativity is sometimes the key to making a do it yourself record from the comforts of your home. When in doubt, you can also consider taking a look online and seeing examples of what other people have done to build a home recording studio.

At the end of the day, it is entirely up to you and your band to decide what is best for you. Recording at home gives you the flexibility to do what you want, when you want. For that reason, it can be a great choice for many bands. However, it also means that you may not have access to all of the high quality professional gear that will be found in a recording studio. No matter what you decide to do, just ensure that the end result will leave you and your band satisfied.


Learn How to Make Dubstep

Mixing DubstepDubstep is fast becoming a very popular genre to listen to as well as to produce. A lot of people who are producing electronic music are wanting to know how they can learn to make dubstep. It’s pretty easy to do if you follow a few simple steps. You can make a good dubstep track if you follow these steps.

First, you want to make a basic beat. A lot of people make the beat first and then go from there. The tempo for dubstep is one hundred and forty beats per minute. So, the first thing you should do when you load up your music authoring program is to set the tempo to one hundred and forty per minute.

You should then pay attention to the sounds that the drums make, so that you will know what to look for when you are searching for samples. You will only want to have one snare for each measure in a dubstep tune.

The next thing you will want to do is go on the internet and look for some samples. There are some samples that are available for free and others that you will have to pay for. Get yourself a good, decent sized library of samples to choose from. Load up the samples into your music authoring program. You will want to have a good snare in there. You can even layer several sounds together to make the effect more unique. You can also use other samples that are close to sound effects you use here and there. Experiment with the samples until you get the sound that you want.

Now, that you have done all this, you should set up the bass line for the track. The bass lines and wobble bass in dubstep are very unique, and can be created in various ways with different music authoring programs. You can try to make this wobble bass or bass line yourself. There are some great tutorials on the internet on how to do this, but it can take a lot of time to master. You can also find patches of these bass lines and wobble bass lines online that you can use in your track. There’s no shame in doing this, because a lot of producers, even professional ones, use these all the time.

You should then make a couple of copies of each of the wobble basses that you have, so that you will have a good, clean sound at the end of the making of the track. Separate the two wobbles so that they don’t sound muddled ad distorted in the track. You can do this by copying the track, then using an oscillator on it with a sine wave. Then you would use a high pass filter on the high. Use a low pass filter on the low end. Now you have a better idea on how you can learn to make dubstep.