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Making the decision to set up your own recording studio will lead to a lot of excitement, as well as several headaches over what needs to be done, and trying to figure out how much you can spend on equipment. There are several misconceptions regarding recording studios that need to be cleared up however, so this article will tell you a few basic sound recording studio facts.

You can convert a room in your house if you wish.
Most people have the idea that you need some specially designed room, and that you cannot possibly convert a spare room into a recording studio. If this is the case, then no one has told the thousands of people worldwide who have done precisely that. What you cannot do is leave your room the way it is and throw in some instruments and expect that to be sufficient. First of all, you need to cover your room with insulation foam to ensure that no sound gets in or out. Then you can begin the process of equipping your studio.

You can fit ample equipment in your room
Another image that a recording studio conjures up is one of dozens of giant machines taking up far too much space, with wires everywhere and no room to manoeuvre. Thanks to technological advancement, you can include a whole host of equipment in your room, and still create great sounds. Even things like external hard drives, which were bulky and weighed several pounds a few years ago, are now small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. But the real advance that allows for a well-resourced recording studio to be economical in terms of size, is that of digital recording.

Digital Recording is affordable
You don’t have to replicate the complex and expensive machinery of a professional recording studio in order to create quality music. There are all sorts of software and hardware available that are easily affordable for anyone aiming to set up a home-recording studio. No only this, but you no longer have to pay for a whole host of different equipment; digital recording can take the place of traditional instruments if you so choose, all that is required is a little know-how in terms of using the technology.

So there you have it, don’t listen to anyone who says that you can’t build a sound recording studio because it’s too expensive, you don’t have the location, or you don’t have the space. All of these things are achievable; all that stands between you and your dream of building a recording studio in your own home, is lack of determination on your part.