Making music has become easier than ever. In fact, some gadgets can even turn something as simple as a smartphone into a DIY recording studio. Technology has bridged the gap when it comes to making music. Indeed, almost anyone can be a musician nowadays. With that being said, some people may still need a little nudge in the right direction in order to get going. To help out with this, we’ve put together three DIY recording tips to help aspiring musicians create their first song.
The first thing you have to address is your recording space. While professional recording studios are prepped to maximise acoustics and to keep noise levels at a minimum, the same can’t be said for your DIY recording space. One important thing you’ll want to address is noise.
Unwanted noise is a quick way to ruin a good take. This can be especially troublesome if you live in a noisy part of town or live in a household with multiple people in it. While professional soundproofing can cost you quite a bit of money, there are alternatives to it. A quick workaround for this problem is a little DIY soundproofing. If you’re strapped for resources, simply duck taping the gaps between your doors and windows should significantly reduce the amount of sound that gets into your space.
Analogue or Digital?
Effects play a huge part when it comes to making music. One thing you’ll have to address is whether to use digital effects or analogue. Now, as we’ve already discussed in a previous article there are downsides to the overreliance on software. However, going fully analogue could be quite costly.
One thing you can do is to strike a perfect balance between the two. Invest in a staple selection of analogue effects. You’ll want to get effects that can adapt to the sound that you want to achieve. Reverb pedals, in particular, are used in various musical genres ranging from 80’s pop to surf rock. Distortion pedals are mainstays in rock music and are pretty much an essential element of metal. For more eclectic and nonconventional effects, using software such as digital audio workstations might be more efficient.
What Mic to Use
While it’s totally possible to record using your phone or laptop’s built-in microphone, the quality just isn’t up to par. The mics on these devices are pretty decent when used for calls but are in no way capable of picking up the nuances and subtleties of music.
What you’ll want to look for in a mic is something that combines ease of use and sound quality. We suggest using The Blue Yeti Nano for its excellent audio quality and plug and play capabilities. What’s great about this USB microphone is all you really have to do is to plugin and you’re basically good to go. If you want to go the extra mile, you can even add a pop filter to clean up and remove unwanted harshness from the sounds. Don’t want to spend on a pop filter? A sock will be enough if you’re in a pinch.
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Mohit Tater 2020-11-26 05:42:30
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