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Discussion in 'Recording' started by bballking72, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. bballking72

    bballking72 Guest

    Hello everyone I'm 20 years old just starting out and looking to build a home studio but don't know where to start and what equipment I should buy. I already have a mac book pro and I'm about to buy protools for it. I have about a $3500 - $4000 budget to work with to buy equipment and build the studio and I have a few questions about what to do.

    1. I have a room picked out in my house to build the studio in and i was wondering if it was a good room to build it in. I don't know the exact dimensions of the room but if I had to guess I would say it's about 20' x 10' and it's a rectangular room. I was wondering if anyone had any plans for a room like this or any ideas on how I should build it and how much you think it might cost me.

    2. I need some input on what equipment to buy. Like what I'm going to need to get and what brands are worth the money to buy. I want stuff which I'll be able to record drums and guitars and vocals and stuff like that with.

  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    Write yourself a business plan. List some things in a bit of detail like:
    -what types of music you wish to record
    -will you be recording/running live sound as well as studio
    -evaluate your room realistically as a studio and not as a room you happen to already have. Purchase or go to the library and get Rod Gervais' book and write yourself a whole subplan for your studio space.
    -purchase the Yamaha Sound Reinforcement Handbook.
    -don't buy bottom end gear even if you have to delay a purchase to afford decent middle area gear.
    -have patience, be willing to research, be willing to apply elbow grease in all areas and have a Seabee's Can Do attitude.

    After you have done some of the steps above then it is time for specific gear recommendations. Basically it will help us to help you.
  3. soapfloats

    soapfloats Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
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    I wish that someone had said that to me when I first had a thought to start down this road.... well said, Jack!

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