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1O Tips for creating a bedroom studio

Getting a space where you can make music in peace can be problematic, and you might have to resort to using a spare room. Yet this can be a good option, and one that can work out well… if you consider the following tips for a truly harmonious home studio…

1 Do you really need one?

Before you start emptying a room of junk to fill it with your gear, wait! Consider first: do you really need a dedicated space to make music in? Many producers can happily go about their musicmaking with nothing more than a laptop or iPad, keeping light on their feet and heavy with their tune-making. Who needs a special space just to make music when you can do that? Answer: we all do. Having your own space just to lay down tracks in Logic or Live, create in Cubase, track in Tracktion, arrange in Reason or sing into Studio One is pure bliss. Of course you want a space, so ignore this tip and head to number 2, quick sharp.

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In our cover feature this month, Alex Holmes guides you through the science and logic behind why it’s necessary to calibrate your studio and equipment, and the steps you’ll need to take to guarantee perfect, balanced sound at all times. Also this issue, Erin Barra simplifies some vital music production concepts that may have long eluded your understanding – to hopefully increase your sonic vocabulary. We speak to Kanye West’s former controllerist and cutting-edge musician Laura Escudé, UNO synth designer Erik Norlander and Emmy-winning Guus Hoevenaars. Additionally, we present our in-depth reviews of Roland Cloud, PreSonus Studio One 4, Loopcloud 2.0, Elektron Analog Four MkII and more, as well as 5 brand new tutorials to broaden your production chops.