Starting Out

A Place To Record

Introduction

Recording your tunes can be great fun and there’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly-baked songs. It can also be frustrating, time-consuming and very expensive - so it pays to suss out your options before you start splashing your hard-earned cash around. In this section we’ll take a look at the options available when you’re recording, but first it’s important that you’ve got the right kit for the job.

If you’re recording instruments, it’s important to make sure that you’ve got your equipment tuned up and sounding as sweet as possible before you lay anything down. Although some recording software allows you to tweak your sound slightly, it’s always best to try to get your sound up to scratch before the edit. For advice on picking your gear, head to the Starting Out section.

Hiring out a studio can be a great way to record a demo, but if you’re in it for the long haul it’s probably worth setting yourself up to be able to record from home. Your bedroom or a mate’s basement can be turned into a pretty decent recording space without it costing you the earth.

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