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Mentors Needed.

Postby phaatjo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:47 am

I am a newbie in the home recording thing. I want to start a home studio. I need some suggestions for:
1. The best signal flow to achieve a great sounding recording
2. The overall budget for everything I need to get is $4000.
3. Using some outboard processors versus using all processors on the computer which is better.
4. I need people that can groom me to becoming a great producer /mix and mastering engineer.

Thank you.
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Re: Mentors Needed.

Postby Humble Bee » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:14 am

Hello!

There is a lot to setting up and learning to use a home studio.

My best advise would be to buy and read these two books by Mike Senior:

Recording secrets for the small studio

http://www.cambridge-mt.com/RecordingSecrets.htm

Mixing secrets for the small studio

http://www.cambridge-mt.com/MixingSecrets.htm

Then you will learn what it takes regarding equipment and technique. There is a lot to learn. Especially where to spend money and where not to. So don't spend your $4 grand straight away before knowing what you need...

This forum is a great place to share and learn!

Good luck! :thumbup:
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Re: Mentors Needed.

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:21 am

Yup, :thumbup:

FWIW The most important thing when making 'release quality' recordings is the material and performance, then the room acoustics, then the recording engineers skill and finally (10% or less) the equipment.

So buy some inexpensive gear, audio interface and microphone (unless it's electronic instrumental music) some good monitors and/or headphones, download Reaper and go to it.

But, to answer your original question, some one to one with a good teacher will be time (and money) well spent too. But to get the best out of that you should have the basics worked out so see above.
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