Your Guide To Recording Music On A Budget


Your Guide To Recording Music On A Budget

Big ideas, but without the budget to match? Donít let this put you off getting started in the music industry or taking on a project thatís a little out of your current comfort zone. As the saying goes, you have to start somewhere! So, weíve put together five handy hints, inspired by conversations with our music industry customers, to help you receive great results even whilst on a budget. 1) Donít limit your options When youíre recording, you need to have the flexibility to play as your music requires in order to capture a sound youíll be happy with. This doesnít mean cramping into a cheap, convenient space that offers dull acoustics, restricts the volume of play, or denies musicians the freedom they need to give their best performance. Post-recording editing can improve balance or enhance clarity, but it definitely canít make up for a poorly positioned mic or an amp set to an inappropriate level. Therefore itís always worth looking into rental rehearsal and recording spaces, often in kitted-out industrial units that grant greater flexibility, and at a much lower cost than a traditional studio if youíre on a budget or just starting out. 2) Spend your money carefully Depending on what it is you are looking to record, the kind of equipment you are going to be using will vary greatly from person to person. Microphones, direct inputs and cables will all have an effect on the final sound of your mix, with cheaper unfortunately often meaning that sound quality will suffer. However, with some industry knowledge and that bit of extra time sourcing options, you can get some great value kit that performs on a par with budget-busting options. Make sure to check online for professional guides and always keep an eye on second hand and used markets to buy premium equipment at a cut-rate price. Whilst recording music can be expensive, patience can lead to big drops in price. 3) Hardware makes a big difference Donít just buy the brand name you recognise or take up the first great deal youíre offered. Make sure that youíre as certain as you can be (we understand creative direction can change during the writing and recording process!) of what sound youíre wanting to create before you make any equipment investments. Take time to learn about the techniques behind the sound you what to achieve for a better outcome that will be lower-cost in the long run. 4) Take help where you can. We understand that this is a guide for those who are looking for initial advice, but sometimes avoiding professional fees can come at an unwelcome price. The discerning listener will always be able to tell an amateur from a pro, so any advice that you can get about recording, mixing and all the other facets of studio production is going to help you produce a better record and hopefully make more money from your efforts. 5. Once youíve made an investment, protect it. Flightcase Warehouse helps you to continue creating your own music and takes away worries such as costly damage in storage or transit. We stock thousands of off the shelf protective solutions for musicians and budding sound engineers alike and our Pro Flightcase team can create totally bespoke solutions for any need you may have. Email for more info!
Posted by: Jase on the case on October 14th, 2017

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