You might have seen many people having a DIY recording studio in their home. You may also wish to have such a set up in your home. Many people think that building a home recording studio is a huge project, and it takes lots of research, planning and preparation to get everything done right. But the truth is that getting started easier than what most people think. All that you need to have is some basic essentials, which all will be discussed briefly in this article. As you read this post, you will know the step-by-step procedure for building a home recording studio.

Think Simple

Rather than setting up a big one, it is better to start off with a simple one for many good reasons. Building a simple studio is the safest and effective idea for beginners or first-timers.

Building a big studio is relatively difficult for the beginners, so there is a chance that you will get frustrated and discouraged, and eventually forcing you to quit in the middle.


Building a home recording studio is an expensive affair. You should figure out the ways to make it cheap, but don’t go so cheaper. You should keep in mind that cheaper equipment cannot give the desired or consistent output. So, there is nothing wrong with spending a little bit of money beyond your budget limit.

List of Items

The following sets of items are ideal for newbie.
· A computer
· Studio monitors
· Audio interface combo
· Microphones
· Ear training software
· Cables
· Headphones
· Mic stand
· Pop filter

A simple studio with a set up of above-listed items will work great for the newbie, as they require minimal investment, time and effort.

Now let us discuss some of the items on the above-given list.


This can be the major expenditure for your home recording setup. Keep in mind that not all the computers that you see in the market are ideal for music recording/production. You have to do some research to find out which one can help with your goals.

Audio Interface Combo

This is a hardware that establishes a connection between your computer and other recording gears.


No recording studio is complete without a microphone. Different companies manufacture microphones and they come in various sizes and features. You should choose a one depending on your recording needs. For example, if you are interested in recording vocals, then you can pick a condenser mic with a large diaphragm.

For recording high frequency instruments such as piano, acoustic guitar or cymbals, you need to go with a small condenser diaphragm mic. You can read the microphone reviews on the Internet to know which one works for your home recording studio.


You will need at least a pair of headphones for your home studio. Closed back headphones are ideal for tracking as they offer optimal isolation. Open back headphones are ideal for mixing purpose as they allow hearing ambient sound.