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|Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:23 am Post subject:
while a lot of people have home studios, there's also a lot of poor quality recordings coming out of said studios, and expecting to have radio/TV-ready products right out of the chute may be a bit unrealistic
no, it's not impossible... but
what is your budget for equipment?
what is the environment you're planning on using for your home recording studio?
for starters a spare bedroom (or most any other room is a house) will not be ideal for recording without acoustic treatment, and even then it may still not be optimum
Have you purchased recording software yet? an interface?
Like microphones, pre-amps, headphones, compressors- there really is a reason why there is such a price spread between choices for the same 'type" of gear (whether it be hardware or software)-
AND, just because someone goes out and buys the "holy Grail" in each category is absolutely no guarantee you'll get a professional sound, as there is a lot of technique (which comes with experience... no "sure-fire-recipe") that greatly affects how the finished product sounds
Different mics work better than others for different voices- different pre-amps may be ideal for one situation and not the first choice for another, likewise compressors, EQ, reverbs, effects, etc. Will all you jingles and voices-overs be in the same exact tone?... probably not (or you'll have a very narrow market)
Have you done any research to know the difference between 16 bit, 24 bit? 44.1, 48, 96, 192kHz and where/why/why not you might select one over the other?
Looked into copyright at all?
Do you understand how agents and licensing and royalties work?
I'm not saying you shouldn't jump in, but be realistic, VERY realistic about your expectations. understand all the ads you see, read, and hear about home recording, careers in voice-over, etc, consist of a lot of hype and bias... because the goal is to sell you on the product or service
If it was a snap we'd all have #1 hits, signature sounds, and wheelbarrows of $$$$$
this is a "hobby" one can very quickly spend a lot of money with little return
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