If You’re Recording Audio, Read This.

Bjorgvin Benediktsson
9 min readOct 23, 2023

A simple crash-course guide about recording for musicians AND content creators.

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Whether you’re a musician making music in your home studio or a digital creator making online content to promote your brand, your recorded audio must sound great.

You cannot get away with crappy audio quality if you want people to pay attention. People may forgive low-quality videos with sloppy edits, but they’ll NEVER tolerate bad audio.

So in this post, you’ll learn what you need to start recording great audio in your home studio.

We’ll discuss the gear you need and the audio engineering fundamentals you need to know to capture great audio from your home studio or office.

The Physics of Sound

I’m actually going to skip over the physics lesson on sound.

I know it’s a huge part of teaching you the audio engineering fundamentals you should know about, but I know why you’re here.

You’re not here to read about sound pressure and vibrations in the air. You’re here because you want to know how to set up a recording studio, record music at home, or get higher-quality audio for your online content.

So let’s skip over that and focus on getting yourself geared up.

What Equipment Do You Need?

The NAMM tradeshow in Anaheim is one of the biggest music tradeshows in the world.

I don’t know how often I’ve walked the trade show floor wanting to hyperventilate into a paper bag because there’s so much gear out there.

I’m sure you feel the same way when searching for recording gear online.

How do you choose from all these options?

Luckily, I have a completely separate guide for how to get the biggest bang for your buck when shopping for music production gear.

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Bjorgvin Benediktsson

I write about music, creativity, and entrepreneurship. My new book, You Get What You Give, is out now. Grab it here: https://geni.us/YGWYG