By: Sally Perkins
Getting into the audio industry can be tough – especially if you’re caught in the cycle of ‘no experience = no job = no experience.’ Many schools and technical colleges offer programs in music production and sound engineering. Obtaining an internship or volunteering with a local band can be a great first step on the ladder – but if you’re looking for a way to build up your skill set in your spare time and can’t do either of those, setting up a studio at home could be the way to go.
· The acoustics of your average bedroom or living room aren’t fantastic but experiment with the placement of equipment around the room to see what works best
· Build up your familiarity with different software and hardware – look out for second-hand items advertised in music shops.
Make sure that, like with any music practice room, you’re free from distractions and able to concentrate on the most important thing: the sound. This guide provides further details on building a productive music environment.