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Home studio vs standard studio
« on: April 23, 2015, 09:27:50 PM »
I am starting to see that many people produce music from their homes. The regular studios are not being utilized as much anymore. Where do you like to record your music?

Re: Home studio vs standard studio
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 10:00:42 PM »
I’m a hobbyist who has done some home recordings, but I’ve definitely heard amazing stuff coming out of home studios. These days you can even record in a conversion van and end up with high-quality results if you know what you’re doing. Or if you know someone who does. I’d definitely prefer to record from home overall. If nothing else, it adds character. Plus you can use a G-string as a pop filter and no one will ever be the wiser, hahaha.

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Re: Home studio vs standard studio
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2015, 07:22:10 PM »
I definitely prefer recording at home, reason being is that I think most people feel more comfortable at home and when you're putting music out there with your vocals you want to feel relaxed and free to do your thing as well as use your own time to find yourself vocally. It's also more affordable in the long run and if you know how to mix and produce your own material then you're set. It does of course help to have someone doing the recording options while you're on the mic. Overall Home studios is where it's at for me.

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Re: Home studio vs standard studio
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 06:29:38 PM »
At home, but then again I'm a hobbyist at this point in my life - in my hayday I wouldn't have accepted anything less than a professional built-to-purpose ran by guys with certs, rep and examples of their work. But now adays, it's just too time consuming and expensive especially concerning the fact that I don't (try to) sell any of my music, a lot of it I don't even release.

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Re: Home studio vs standard studio
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015, 03:19:13 PM »
I've done both DIY and studio recording and ended up much preferring the studio. Recording in a big space through a great soundboard totally does make a difference.  It's great that you can make a good sounding recording in a basement but a good studio is gonna be set up to make you sound as good as possible.

Honestly, what matters most is the skills of the person doing the recording. Some of my friends have recorded great sounding stuff in their basement because one of their guys runs sound.

One advantage to a studio is it's a space dedicated specifically for recording which cuts out a lot of distractions. You don't have to worry about disturbing anyone or getting disturbed. Distractions have made or broken  some of my past recordings. I've got a couple albums that never got finished because we were recording it at a friend's house and we just kept getting interrupted by various people that wouldn't have set foot in the studio.

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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2015, 01:22:07 PM »
Home recording is much more cost efficient if you're a hobbyist like me.  As long as you'll be regularly using the equipment you buy, you end up saving money rather than going to a studio for a fee every time.  The nice thing too is that you can always re-sell and upgrade your equipment when you need or want to do so.  Quality-wise, it depends on what tech you're using, but usually the difference is negligible for me.

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 08:26:01 PM »
I think recording at home is much more cheaper which is why I think most people are taking that route.