5 Most Amazing Technologies You Can’t Miss in Your Home Studio
- Written by Rodrigo Marques
For you who are thinking of setting up a home recording studio and maybe still afraid of not succeeding in this task, let's check out the most amazing technologies that allow you to achieve high quality recording and save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here are the 5 indispensable softwares in any Home Studio. Check out!
#01 - Audio Editor
The audio editor is the most basic software you can have in your Home Studio. With an audio editor it is possible to make your first recordings inside your Home Studio and for many new users, this will be one of the main software to be used.
It is also the audio editor that enables one of the most important processes in a production, which is called "audio mastering". Mastering is the process where most of the technical problems that we encounter in a mix are removed, such as: background noise, dynamic audio inconsistency, silence zones, etc.
#02 - Multichannel Recorder
Your Home Studio starts with a software capable of recording and manipulating various audio tracks. This type of software is the basis for our DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).
The multichannel audio recorder software is similar to the audio editor, but it is capable of running more than one track at a time, applying individual effects to each of these audio channels, and allowing greater control over the end result. I often say that the more control the software provides, the greater will be its production power.
A multichannel software such as Cakewalk by BandLab also has a number of other features, such as MIDI sequencing, and even a virtual audio mixing console. You can still expand the multi-channel recorder capabilities through the DirectX or VST and VSTi plugins. We can make whole mixes using VSTi virtual instruments, besides applying plugins like Melodyne to correct the vocal tuning.
#03 - MIDI Sequencer
If you plan to create musical arrangements or even concerts then you will need a MIDI sequencer. This type of computer program is able to organize a sequence of musical notes, also divided into several channels, allowing you to have a very clear view of the performance of each instrument of your musical arrangement.
For you who worked with a sequencer via hardware, having to imagine how the notes stayed organized over time, software sequencer like Cakewalk by BandLab is what you need to polish the accuracy of your notes and elevate you to a level up as a musician. These current technologies are able to help you produce with professional quality, even if you aren’t a refined musician.
#04 - Virtual Sampler
Virtual Sampler technology is what provided the existence of our Home Studio Start website and the possibility of thousands of people having a high quality recording studio, even in the home environment.
Both virtual samples, which are audio samples recorded from the best instruments in the world, and VSTi packages, are extremely powerful tools capable of retiring once and for all the expensive physical instruments you bought or wanted to buy for your Home Studio.
Moreover, this is also one of the reasons we can save a real fortune by not buying expensive physical equipment.
#05 - Miscellaneous Audio Plugins
Another indispensable technology in your Home Studio is the DirectX plug-ins and also the VST plug-in technology. Both technologies provide unlimited expandability for all your music software, whether multi-channel recorders, audio editors and even MIDI sequencers, which operate the virtual instruments VSTi in plug-in format.
At first glance it may seem that these technologies are very complicated and this may generate a certain fear that this will not work for you. But believe me, these technologies were made by human beings with strengths and weaknesses like all of us. So we can conclude that with some will power and the right information, you can master all of this and turn your Home Studio project into something magical and powerful.
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