Gear - What Do I "NEED" vs What Would I "LIKE"

studio business Mar 10, 2023

Hey there, audio engineers! In my last post, I discussed the importance of creating a business plan for your recording studio. I hope you took that advice and have completed your homework. Today, I want to talk about gear - what you "NEED" to have vs. what you "WOULD LIKE" to have.

First and foremost, it's important to remember that no piece of gear, regardless of the price, can make a poorly recorded song sound good. So, before you start thinking about buying expensive equipment or plugins, it's crucial to understand the basic recording principles, such as good mic placement and proper gain staging.

So, what gear do you need to record and mix a 4-5 piece band with acoustic drums? Let's take a look:

  1. Computer - You'll need a dedicated machine for your studio. It can be a Mac or PC, whichever you prefer, with a Quad-core processor minimum and at least 16GB RAM. The faster the processor and the more cores, the better.

  2. DAW - All DAWs basically do the same thing - they record audio....

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So You Want to Own Your Own Recording Studio?

studio business Mar 02, 2023

I get asked all the time by musicians and aspiring audio engineers how to break into the recording studio business. They want to know what the first steps are to making money and how to go about getting clients. Unfortunately, these questions are not straightforward to answer, and there are many things to consider before taking on your first client.

To help people with this, I will break down the topic into several different posts. Each week, I will add a new post to provide you with new information to absorb and think about. This way, you can start constructing a plan and begin your journey to becoming the owner of a professional recording studio, if that is something you really want to do.

First things first, you need to ask yourself why you want to be the owner of a recording studio. You need to be completely honest with yourself about this. Making money may be the obvious answer, but to become a successful recording studio owner, you must understand that this is a...

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