Technological advances have made it entirely plausible to record an entire album in your garage or basement, but if you are serious about your sound you’ll still want to head into a studio, if possible.

In our digital age, you can buy recording equipment, watch some YouTube videos and attempt to do it yourself, but the quality would not be at the same level that you would get in a recording studio.

Here are some reasons why recording studios are still superior to home recording.

  1. Expertise. Recording studios use an array of audio experts and technicians to help mix together a rich sound that at-home studios simply cannot emulate. Even if you are a skilled professional, a little extra advice and input can turn a mundane piece into a masterpiece.
  2. Equipment. Studios invest a lot into their tools and equipment. Most studios use high-end equipment that makes a significant difference in the quality of the sound. Essentially, a studio is a more sophisticated setup when it comes to the vast amount of tools, software, and equipment available. For example, the Evergreen Stage in Los Angeles, owned by DiaDan Holdings, boasts a 3,000 sq foot live room that can accommodate up to 80 musicians comfortably.  The studio also has several isolation booths and a 72-channel Neve mixing console.
  3.  Collaboration. Recording in a studio can be inspiring and exhilarating. You are there in a room that is full of magic, engaging with other creative minds that are cultivating new ideas within you.
  4.  Size affects the sound. The size of the space where the recording is being done can change the sound. You can read more about small room versus large room acoustics in this informative article.​
  5. Time saver. Because working in a studio can be expensive, it serves to focus the team on getting the best possible performance in the shortest amount of time. Whereas in a home recording environment there is less incentive to get it right the first time - or the 50th time. Thus, working in a home studio can be time-consuming and you could find yourself taking days to record something that you could complete in a few hours in a well-equipped studio.

If your goal is to have a piece of quality audio that you could take to market, you’ll do better in a studio. For artists who are serious about what they do and the sound they want to create, although home recording offers a convenience and cost benefit, today’s home recording technology still does not surpass professional recording environments. 

Published by knorr kendra