Studio Monitors – Why your Home Studio needs one?
Are you still running to the professional recording studios shelling a pretty penny just to get your music recorded? With all the new technologies showing up in the music scenario every day, don’t you think it is an absolute misdemeanor not to consider setting up your very own home recording studio before your next music project? Did that strike a chord? If yes, the next question that awaits you is what should I buy to get started?
Our advice? Before you decide to go on a rampant buying spree splurging on the latest gear and gadgets, decide the appropriate location for your incipient set up. For a humble beginning, any place such as a garage, a basement, a living room, or even a bedroom would suffice. Why the location? Well, this question needs to be answered before you go and buy anything. If you choose your garage, you'll have to figure out ways to soundproof it. If it is an apartment living room, you'll have to make the necessary arrangements to reduce the sound coming from your monitors if you don’t wish to face the wrath of your neighbors.
Now coming to the studio equipment. The very first thing to consider are the studio monitors. If you are planning to work in a professional setting, you have to opt for some professional-level studio monitors like the Fluid Audio FPX7, which produces the most accurate monitoring experience in its price range. However, if you are just starting out as an amateur who is recording for fun and gaining some experience before doing it professionally, staying within your budget with a less expensive model will work just fine for you.
Studio monitors like the Fluid Audio FX80 are different in that they are geared towards creating the flattest response possible which enables them to give an accurate representation of the sounds that they are playing. When you are recording music, you want your recordings to sound great on any given speaker. This requires choosing monitor speakers that are not biased towards a certain frequency. Thus your studio must have accurate monitors.
The one final comment I wish to make is to trust your ears when you go out to buy your Studio Monitors for the very first time. No one, but you will be your best judge in this first step of an exciting long journey of the audio recording market. What is most important is to have fun in the recording process and achieve the best final product results, which no audio material will do for you.