Hey... Here's an article I wrote once for beginners. This is pretty much basic stuff, but I hope it helps people who are new to this. :roll: Home Recording Studio for Beginners Are you contemplating setting up your own home recording studio? This is a big step, one that will require hours of work and hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. However, it may be the deciding factor in getting you and your musical career the recognition and compensation you deserve. Here are a few simple steps to setting up your home recording studio. Choose Your Room Ideally, it should be large and rectangular with as few corners and angles as possible. Unless you have the most tolerant (and quiet) neighbors in the world, soundproofing is an absolute must. Choose Your Weapon In this case, that would be your computer. Because the recording industry is drifting away from analog recording, digital formats will be a better long term investment for the home recording studio. Make sure the computer you select has the high octane memory and sound card quality you need for your projects. Choose Your Software At the very least, you will need a music sequencing software, which will make it easy for you to record, correct, mix, and master your music. You may also want samples, which are cuts of music or sounds that can be mixed in with your music. These are just two of the hundreds of types of programs, but they are basic enough for a beginner and versatile enough for a beginner with big dreams. Start with these and add extras as you deem necessary. Choose Your Hardware This means your microphone and, if you decide you need one, your mother keyboard. A mother keyboard will work with your computer to help you easily manipulate tracks. It will take a short learning period to learn how to use one, but it is a time saver in the long run. You will also want to buy high quality cables and connectors, because the cheaper ones can cause feedback and humming. Configure Once you have selected your programs and equipment, you only have to set up. Acoustics are the biggest challenge in a home recording studio, so you may have to try several different configurations before you find the set-up that works best for you and your recordings. The key is to experiment and keep experimenting until you are one hundred percent happy with your results. There you have, in five easy steps, the instructions for setting up the home recording studio that will bring you the musical success and recognition you deserve. Home recording studios are the best way to get musical experience without the expense of professional recording studios, so every dollar you spend will be working overtime.