Picture courtesy of Knoxville Music Warehouse.
Many believe in this day and age that a professional recording can be captured in a home recording studio. While home studios can serve a valid purpose for capturing ideas on the fly, many are unequipped with the tools needed to create a broadly respectable recording that out-of-home studios offer
What does a pro studio offer that home recording studios cannot?
1. Treated/Soundproofed Rooms
- Spaces intentionally designed with higher acoustic qualities for both recording AND mixing; so music can be created and edited in an audibly trustworthy environment.
- Walls mounted with Bass Traps, Diffusers, and Absorbers to prevent sound reflections from harming the final recording
- Separate rooms treated specifically for vocal clarity. (Ever wondered how recording studios capture such better vocals?)
- Noise Leakage Prevention
2. Access to Higher Quality Gear
- Wide array of microphones of all types (dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones)
- Well maintained amplifiers and instruments onhand for the artist’s use
3. Professional Audio Engineers
- Experienced in professional recording, mixing, and mastering
- Unbiased ears concerning the sound quality of projects
- A desire to capture the artist’s vision of the recording
- Engineers experienced in micing and setup for every instrument
- Gear set up completely upon arrival
- Convenience to record many tracks simultaneously
- Better performances drawn out from the slight pressures of time constraint and environment conducive to hard work
- The artist only has to concentrate on creating a truly powerful performance