If you're a computer geek like me, or if you like cool looking hardware, I think you'll get a kick out of today's blog post. Today I'm going to take you on a tour of my one of a kind, custom built studio PC. One of the key aspects of a home studio is the PC (or Mac) that'll serve as the hub for all your music making activity. With as demanding as modern DAW software can be, never mind all the plugins you'll want to run, as fast as you can afford is usually the best type of co
You need some equipment to get started in a home studio, but one super important part of the setup is the room you're in. Pretty much every room will need some help to sound its best. There's a great tutorial on this over at E-Home Recording Studio. The way you acoustically treat the room can drastically change the way you hear sounds and will affect both recording (if you're doing that in the space) and mixing/mastering. Theoretically, if you're doing everything "in the box"
So there I was. Two broken, old 1980's vintage speakers, which had been further damaged by my poor skills at wood staining. There were drips everywhere. Dried drips. And they were black, but not nice black - ugly-half-glossy-botched-stain-job black. All appeared lost. But as Capt. Peter Quincy Taggart would say - "Never give up. Never surrender!" Out came the sand paper - but this time I was determined not to have all the stain bead up on the oak veneer because I didn't sand
A new audio toy has arrived. My new home studio mic came and I got it hooked up today. It's an essential piece of gear as I continue to build out my home studio - at least that's what I told my wife ;-).
I went with the Audio Technica 2035 for a couple of reasons, and so far I'm very happy with it. I wanted something I could record EDM vocals, voice overs for my YouTube channel, and also use to record my acoustic piano if I ever wanted. For those reasons I went for more of