First things first. You might have awesome audio gear and software tools, but setting up your home studio correctly is a crucial first step to getting the best out of your productions.
There are many factors to consider, from things like speaker placement and room treatment to ensure you are getting the most accurate sound possible, to knowing what essential equipment to purchase. All of this can be daunting when you are finding your feet in music production, so Point Blank has some tips to help you get started.
In this video tutorial, Point Blank Creative Director JC Concato guides you through the first steps of setting up your home studio. Starting by discussing how to effectively treat a room, JC goes on to detail the specs you will need to meet with your computer, as well as discussing how to choose your DAW and sound card, before going on to explain how to select and set up your midi keyboard and mic.
JC gives examples of both entry level and mid-range equipment, going into detail and divulging what to look out for when making your purchase decisions. Once you’re all set up, sign up to the Point Blank YouTube channel to check out some more tutorials and get stuck into making some music!