Electronic music for beginners part 2: Building your home studio

Building your home studio

Building your home studio? But don’t know where to start? In part 1 of How to make electronic music for beginners  you have learned the 5 steps to start making music right away.

 

Lets’s go to the next step and let’s set up your home recording studio!

 

Monitors + Monitor Stands + Monitor acoustic isolation pads                                         

 

Ultimate support jsms 70 monitor standsPeople tend to think that building your home studio is an expensive matter and this is mostly true, but there is no hurry in putting to much money at first. The truth is that a lot of famous tracks have been produced in the most basic studio settings. Meaning a laptop, a DAW and headphones.

You might want to remaster with headphones but let’s be honest, those capable of doing so are exceptions and even thought there are quality headphones out there you will eventually need to invest in a pair of quality monitors and they are an essential part of your recording studio.

 

You have setup your computer, you have chosen  the DAW you are going to work with and you have a decent pair of headphones. See ‘how to make electronic music for beginners’. Now it’s time it’s time to complete your home recording studio set up with a good pair of monitors!

I will introduce you to  the best speakers for music production according to most home based producers and professional reviews and I’ll show you the essentials to combine within order to have the best quality sound possible for producing, remixing and remastering your tracks!

 

 

Monitors

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The most important software an electronic music producer needs are good monitors!

There is a very high variety of monitors going from affordable to very expensive and your definitive choice will depend on different aspects. Knowing that you are most likely to produce electronic music if you are reading this post, it is a the good thing to know is that most monitors have similar transparency requirements and frequency response, whatever genre you are likely to produce. Whether you are searching for ‘the best monitors to make Dance music’ or the ‘monitors with the lowest distortion’ most monitors possess similar basic features.

An other important thing to consider is the size of your room. There is no point in buying 12ich monitors if your room is about a big as your home studio itself …

To start with, I would recommend buying a more affordable model and grow to a more expensive one int he future, unless you have the budget to afford an expensive model right away.

The most acclaimed professional music production monitors for an affordable price are the KRK Rokit 8 G3, the 3 generation audio speakers from KRK. There are 3 models. The Rokit 5 G3, The Rokit 6 G3 and my personal favorite and the one I am using on a daily basis are The KRK Rokit 8 3 generation.

 

Read more : Comparative review Rokit 5 G3, Rokit 6 G3 and Rokit 8 G3

 

There are many reasons why The KRK 3 generation monitors are the best-selling and most acclaimed monitors for music production and even The Rokit 5, 6 and 8 possess similar features there are differences and your ultimate choice will be based on your personal choice and needs, preferences and budget.

I will give a complete overview of the features of Rokit G3 studio monitors and my opinion so you will be able to compare each model and price and find the monitors that best suit you… there is certainly a Rokit that fits you!

 

To connect your Monitors ( and just because it is the next essential part of your studio)  you’ll eventually need an audio Interface. I am using the Focusrite scarlett 2i2 2 2 out usb recording audio interface which is a great value for my recordings.

Not sure what an audio interface is ?

Read more  What is an Audio Interface?

 

 

Monitor stands 

monitor standsYou might need monitor stands if you don’t have enough place on your workspace Make sure to buy adjustable ones with a stable platform and a low profile base.

The model in the picture is the  Ultimate support js ms 70

I use the Ultimate support speakers stands because they are the best adjustable height monitor stands for an affordable price. You won’t find cheap monitor stands that have the features of the Ultimate support jsms speaker stand  and are capable of supporting high weights. This is definitely the best price/ quality monitor stands when you are on a budget.

 

Please read complete review and price here

 


 

 

Monitor acoustic isolation pads 

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With or without the stand it is recommended to have isolation pads.

Monitor acoustic isolation pads prevent sonic resonance and coloration from the monitors on their resting surface providing a clearer and more articulate sound.

 

 

I recommend The Auralex MoPad monitor Isolators with it’s 5 different positioning options. Mo Pads have been designed to support any type of monitors…

 

Read more review and price

 

 

 

Next

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The audio interface 

 

 

More to come soon : 

  • MIDI Keyboard/Controller
  • microphone
  • studio Isolation

 

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About the Author Angelique D.

My name is Angélique. I am a full-time music producer and blogger.I created Children of the Electronic Revolution to give you all the tools you need to help you become the successful music producer you dream to be !

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