Professional studio time is the dream. Many musicians spend their lives saving up money in order to afford a few sessions in a local pro studio. Sometimes professional studio time can be worth the sacrifice, but the keyword there is sometimes. The truth is that often times recording at home can have similar advantages as recording in the studio. The main challenge is getting a professional sound in a home studio.
Some of the advantages:
1.Recording at Home is Almost Guaranteed to be Cheaper
Recording a song can take a lot of time. In general, especially when it’s your first time in the studio, it takes a lot more time than you think it will. A pro might spend 10 hours on each song, while newbies usually have a harder time and can spend anywhere from 20-30 hours. This can add up to a lot of money compared to recording at home. You are probably going to pay around $1000 for good equipment that you’ll have for keeps, and a few hundred in materials if you build the studio space yourself.
2.You Pay Lump Sum, Instead of Per Minute
Recording at home lets you pay all your costs up front. Once you have the equipment, you can record as many tracks as you want. This makes recording a lot easier, especially for beginners. It’s okay if you’re still learning, because you can re-record as many times as you want free of charge until you get it right.
3. You Don’t Pay for What You Don’t Use
Paying for studio time is always going to result in paying for things you don’t end up using. There are always lots of gear options in large studios so no matter what you’re going to pay for equipment that doesn’t work for your particular sound.
So that’s that… or is it? The biggest challenge you will face once you start recording in your home studio, is making your recordings sound like the pros. It is very difficult to get a major label sound in a home studio if you don’t have the experience or top of the line gear yourself. At Sundown Sessions you get the advantage of recording in the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the price of a local pro studio, and sound as good as your favourite top artists. With our process, you can take advantage of your home studio to record your perfect vocal take and instrument in your own time at home. Simply send your vocal files back to us for our Grammy and Juno Award winning engineers to give you that final radio-ready mix and master polish.
When it comes to recording at home, it doesn’t have to be a fallback option. Start optimizing your at-home recordings as an effective choice for making music and you’ll be likely to not only enjoy your recording time more, but will save big money while doing so.