It's my first post on the forum so - Hello!
I'm starting this thread to show my journey with learning how to record and mix drums in my home studio (and some bit of music productions too), so any advice and tips are more than welcome!
Here is my latest recording:
Some grooves inspired by my almost half-year stay in Central African Republic.
I thought that this might interest those with home studios like myself. I recorded my fourth solo instrumental album over the past few years and decided to film as many of the sessions as I could. It enabled me to put together a “making of” video using a lot of the footage that I captured during the recordings.
I've just finished and uploaded the video of the penultimate song and video from my upcoming album. This track has been in the works for the past three to four months. In that time I've survived getting the dreaded Covid amongst other things.
The track is in two parts and I used alternate acoustic guitar tunings as an experiment. My good friend Mark Beling (also a guitarist) caught Covid at the same time as I did and I decided that when we get through the recovery I'd invite him to contribute to the song.
Building a home studio, but this is what i'm working with, looks like there's no two-ways about it in terms of budget, location etc.:
-Building it in a shipping container. Yup, that's right. About 20'x6.5', height around 6.5'-8'
-Budget for sound-proofing and acoustic treatment: around $7,000 maybe could go a little more.
Anyone have any ideas how to do this right? And i will NOT be reading Rod Gervais's book before this, mainly because of time.
Just moved to a new apartament, set up my old gear in a new room and turns out that now I'm receiving an unbearable amount of Radio sign. I can even listen to what the Radio show is broadcasting.
To explain the situation better, I'm going to list some info
If I plug my microphone (condenser) ----> Focuriste, then I get lower/almost nothing radio noise
If I plung my microphone (condenser)/or my p10 guitar cable (even without the guitar) ----> PreSonus Bluetupe V2 Preamp ----> Focusrite, the I get a larger amount of radio noise.
What would you recommend I do for the acoustical aspects to making the room acceptable for mixing?
The room size is 11'4" x 11'.8" x 9' ceiling. (Not ideal, I know.)
Also, if I'm not soundproofing the room, would it make any different if I installed a sound room double door?
Howdy folks. I haven't done anything out of the box for over 10 years, too much traveling. Just DI'd guitars... I'll be back to recording soon enough, standard rock/pop stuff/r&b stuff - guitars, drums, bass, vocals and the miscellaneous acoustic instrument.
I sold most of my old recording gear and stayed with only a single sm57. I'm trying to put a budget and list together for a mic collection under $2000 - used.
This is what I've got so far:
E609 - $100
- He pays me monthly rent for the space
- He keeps the profit from each session, minus whatever he'd pay me for session work.