Friday, October 16, 2009
Setting Up Your Home Recording Studio
Now that we decided to create a home studio that we have to look at the major components that will be necessary for us to achieve our ultimate goal. So what is our ultimate goal? For all will be different, some are artists who just want to record your voice over an instrumental, some producers who want to create an instrumental or beat, and some will be musicians who want to show their unique talent with the world. No matter what the goal is all that each group has in common is that they need a capture device performance. Let's look at the first stage in building a successful audio chain. Let's review some of the basic necessities needed to get the audio in digital format so that ultimately may be distributed in the world. Our first purchase is more likely to be a microphone or a computer. Most already have a computer so that the microphone is the first purchase only. The microphone is probably the most important part of the audio chain, the device containing the source of sound and impartial. The microphone works as a complex electrical converter. Converts the acoustic sound from a source and converts it into an electrical impulse. This electrical power is required due to the fact that sound travels far through a XLR cable and the next step in the audio chain. The next piece of equipment in the audio chain is the audio interface. The job of an audio interface is to convert the audio signal into a digital signal consisting of binary code. This process is known as the conversion of analog to digital, L to digital is what the team will have to read the electrical impulses that have been produced by the acoustics of the original sound. Now that the digital format has been created on your team can now go ahead and convert the sound waves in the binary codes into a computer screen. The computer automatically calculates the sound pressure wave and training so that you can visually see your computer screen. This is where the recording software of good come into play. Sound recording software will allow you not only see the waveforms, but will let you change the wave form and manipulate them and in many ways. There are some free software for recording, like Audacity, which allow sound recording to your computer. While this is a great piece of software that is limited to be able to create pieces at a time recoding length songs that you want to look for in a multi-track recording software that lets you record multiple tracks at time and also playing on other tracks, while recording a new track. One of the last parts of the audio chain is your studio monitors. Speakers also known as monitor speakers, but there is much more advance use of some speakers to buy in the store. Monitors study or reference monitors are made to give a true and faithful picture of your recorded audio. Produce adjust these monitors so that the frequency response is relatively flat so that what we hear of these monitors is what people feel in their homes and cars. A set of large monitors will make music sound as authentic as possible and to help determine how you want to mix your own songs. Read our article about the recording of the tracks.