Build Your First
Home Recording Studio
The Ultimate Guide for setting up a home recording studio
(in 12 articles)
1. Start here
If you need to figure out how to make broadcast quality recordings at home, click here.
3. Choosing DAW software
There’s many types of software for producing music. Which one suits your way of working?
4. The audio interface
A little box plugs into your computer, which processes the sound coming in and out.
5. Choosing a microphone
There’s a few different types of microphones to consider, each with their own pros and cons.
6. Which studio monitors?
This depends on the room size, the music you’re working with and the acoustics of your room.
7. Studio headphones
You need headphones to check your mixes, and to listen to backing tracks while recording.
8. Controller keyboards
Whether you’re a pianist, drummer, or not a musician, you’ll need a way to input music.
9. Soundproofing your music room
Find out how to keep your neighbours happy, and stop noise getting onto your recordings.
11. Cables and Stands
You’ll need a selection of cables and stands to join all the equipment together
12. Musician mindset
Working as a musician can be challenging. Learn how to stay happy and keep on track
I’m Daren, welcome to my website!
I created SOUNDREF as a comprehensive resource for anyone getting started with their first home recording studio.
I’m a busy TV and stage composer, working from my own home recording studio. I’m a former lecturer on the music degree course at Goldsmiths College, University of London.