If you have been dabbling with recording music in your bedroom or from your computer, you probably already understand the basics of recording sound without noise. As your experience continues to grow, even the smallest sound hindrances will sound jarring. This is when you begin to get restless about working with sound from a computer in your bedroom and decide to dedicate a room for the sound recording. Having a dedicated studio in your home for recording sound will help your creative mindset to click in when you want to produce sound. Your work will vastly improve, and the environment will play an essential part in providing the right acoustics that you desire for the music.
The first and most visible part of your dedicated studio is a workstation or a desk that can carry several tools and gadgets. Before, you can splurge on a desk make sure that you have as many devices to fit on it. Therefore, it’s recommended that you start with a counter from your home for a few months before you understand the kind of workstation you require for your needs.
You are going to spend much time, working in your studio, once you have it set up. Therefore, it is essential you have a comfortable chair that can recline if need be. While folding chairs serve the purpose as well, a comfortable chair will ensure you are undistracted, and you can work for long hours as well. A computer chair is a great one to choose at first, and over time you can pick a dedicated chair for your sound studio.
If you don’t put any acoustic traps in your studio, there is no difference between working from your desk and a dedicated studio. When you are looking for qualitative sound, the bass traps are the first things you need to treat your studio too. This process will exponentially change the way audio is recorded and heard. Bass traps are better than acoustic foam as they help with broadband absorption of the entire frequency spectrum. They are not the best at absorbing low frequencies, but they should do in your studio setup at home.
You are going to need acoustic panels even If you have bass panels. They are the best for absorbing the low frequencies, which are usually a problem with home studios. Standing waves are controlled best with acoustic panels. Rooms that have parallel walls create more standing waves, and the acoustic panels can eliminate this.
These are the ultimate must-haves in a home studio. The reflection filters, monitor isolation pads, and studio monitor stands are an addition that is not a requirement for a home studio. They help with the natural sound by removing any live audio recording noise. They are part of the acoustic treatment that you will need for the studio. The diffusers scatter the sound energy around the room. They help with dispersing frequencies randomly around the room. However, if your room is tiny, you might want to hold off on investing in diffusers, as they are not effective.