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Home Recording for Beginners by Geoffrey Francis

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Chapter 1. Your Pathway to Home Recording

Today’s technology means that almost all musicians can have in their homes the tools they need to produce recorded material to a standard that even 15 years ago could only have been possible in a professional studio.

Myths and Realities

Sound good? Well, potentially it is, but unfortunately home recording is being sold to a largely uneducated consumer market. By “uneducated,” I don’t mean unintelligent, ignorant, or stupid, but simply lacking sufficient knowledge to make informed decisions about what they are doing. Too often, alas, this is encouraged by those in the industry who have a vested interest. Here, for example, is just one quote from an article in a well-known audio magazine a while back:

“Today’s ...

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