Setting Up A Home Recording Studio For Guitarists

Setting Up A Home Recording Studio For Guitarists

There are lots of benefits to setting up a home recording studio if you are guitarist. Sure, you can easily record yourself using your phone, but sometimes you need something a little better.

A recording studio will give you the chance to analyze your sound so that you can improve, and it also gives you the chance to produce a CD or demo of your guitar music. This allows you to share your music with a bigger fan base, which is something that will interest a lot of people – after all, there are nearly 28 million musicians in the US, and a significant chunk of these people are guitarists.

And don’t worry; setting up a studio doesn’t have to be that expensive if you already have a laptop. Here is everything you need to set up a home studio.

A LAPTOP

A laptop is an essential part of your home recording studio, and it is one of the most expensive pieces of equipment that you will need to buy, averaging between $700 and $1,500.

AN AUDIO INTERFACE

An audio interface allows you to record both digital and analog audio signals so that you can transport them to your computer. This allows you to go through your music and edit it, but it is important to find an audio interface to suit your budget as prices can range vastly. You should also look out for an audio interface with warranty.

A MICROPHONE

A microphone works alongside an audio interface, as you need the mic to record the guitar so that it can be edited.

SOFTWARE

You will also need a software recording program that will allow you to listen to your music and edit it. Some of the most popular options include Apple Logic, Cubase, Cakewalk, Sonar and Sony Sound Forge. Prices can range for software, with the cheapest costing around $100 and the most expensive costing around $500, so your budget will have a big effect on the software that you buy.

It is entirely possible for you to set up a home recording studio for less than $200 (if you already have a laptop), and this will give you the opportunity to improve your sound and reach new audiences. This is very useful, especially if you hope to make money from your guitar.

Written by special contributor – Jess Walker

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