A bedroom producer is a musician who produces electronic music independently using a home studio.Typically bedroom producers use accessible, low-cost technology, such as MIDI instruments and VSTs, to come up with musical ideas for release to the world. While a traditional record producer oversees and guides the recording process, often working alongside multiple people such as artists
Regardless of whether you want something more professional but still a simple home recording studio, or you just want to build a basic bedroom recording studio, the equipment you need remains the same. I highly recommend you make a recording studio equipment list for things you plan to buy, and check items off of that list as you purchase them.
From audio interfaces, to DAW software, to microphones, headphones/speakers, and everything in between I give you a complete studio setup you can use to make a killer home studio - all for under $350.
A bedroom in a typical family home has poor acoustics for a studio—in the worst way. Bedrooms are small, with a low ceiling, and parallel walls are made of drywall. A large room with high ceilings, asymmetrical walls, and lots of irregular surfaces is the best, but chances are you will not find a room like that in a typical home.
If you go cheap on equipment, the music you produce will sound cheap. Every equipment I talked about in this video is listed in this description. This recording studio set-up costed me around $400.
Joe Shambro is an audio engineer and the author of "How to Start a Home-Based Recording Studio Business." Updated May 24, 2019 In the early days of recording, it cost many thousands of dollars, took up lots of space, and required a lot of training to make even the most basic recordings.