Anyone who is serious about making music should at some point set up a home studio. It can be as a labrador as simple as you want but you will need a space dedicated to recording and mixing your music. I will outline some of the basic things you will need to make a simple home studio and you can build off of that to customize and create the studio of your dreams.
The first thing you will need is a computer. It’s not a great idea to use your personal laptop or computer you use for other things. Since recording software can take up a lot of memory it is a good idea to have a computer that is dedicated to only your music. Next you will need to pick a recording software. There are a lot of great free options and a lot of more advanced options that will cost some money. If you are brand new, it may not be a great idea to invest a lot of money right away. Instead get a free or cheap software and learn the ins and outs and then upgrade. Next, you will need to purchase and audio interface and an audio mixer. An audio interface will replace the sound card in your computer and allows you to capture sound better. The audio mixer is very important as it allows you to adjust the all the different input sounds, such as the mic, guitar, drums, etc.. If you are only working with one instrument or input, the mixer may nit be totally necessary, but if you are going to have multiple instruments it is the best way to get a good sounding, cohesive song. Lastly, you will need to select your reference speakers and microphone. It is a good idea to do some research into different speaker and microphone brands before you buy them. This ensures that you are not wasting your money or your time.
Of course, you are probably wondering how much all of this will cost you. Home studios can be several thousands of dollars, but they don’t have to. It is totally possible to get set up with a starter studio for under one thousand dollars. Doing research, comparative shopping, and buying beginner gear versus professional will all help to keep the cost down.
Once you record and mix your music, the hard part is over. The next step is distribution, and with One Way Distro, music distribution is easier than ever. Rather than searching for a company to distribute your music, you can do it yourself with One Way Distro. And no, your music won’t only be published on underground, unknown sites. Your music will be distributed directly to major stores and sites like itunes, Google Play, Spotify, and more. And instead of paying exorbitant royalties to a company that doesn’t really do anything, you get to keep all of the copyright to your song and 90% of the royalties. Music distribution has changed a lot in the digital age, and you are now able to make your music and sell it all on your own. It may be a little bit more work, and distributing with One Way Distro doesn’t guarantee sales, but with a solid marketing plan you could make decent money and be able to pursue a musical career. Or, if you are just looking to make a little extra money of the side, you can do that too. It can become as big or as small as you make it.