How To Build A Home Studio | Jason Allen | Skillshare
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49 Lessons (3h 2m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:55
    • 2. What We Are Covering Here?

      3:42
    • 3. Tools You Will Need

      2:05
    • 4. Big Recording Studios

      3:55
    • 5. Small Recording Studios

      3:31
    • 6. Home Studios

      2:42
    • 7. Project Studios

      3:44
    • 8. Studio Tour

      7:35
    • 9. Mac Or PC

      4:27
    • 10. Mac System Requirements

      2:51
    • 11. PC System Requirements

      1:55
    • 12. Laptop Or Desktop?

      2:30
    • 13. Tablet Computers

      1:34
    • 14. Picking Your DAW

      4:27
    • 15. Thoughts On DAWs

      6:05
    • 16. Plugins To Consider

      6:04
    • 17. Other Free Tools

      3:29
    • 18. Controllers

      6:03
    • 19. Speakers

      5:47
    • 20. Subwoofer

      3:56
    • 21. Headphones

      3:58
    • 22. Audio Interfaces

      8:15
    • 23. Pro Tools Audio Interfaces

      2:33
    • 24. Mixer

      3:27
    • 25. Keyboards And Analog Gear

      2:00
    • 26. The Desk

      4:14
    • 27. Desk Placement

      5:22
    • 28. Furniture

      3:54
    • 29. Speaker Placement

      4:11
    • 30. Why Do We Care About Acoustics?

      2:19
    • 31. Acoustic Treatment

      6:15
    • 32. Sound Proofing

      4:51
    • 33. Moveable Sound Panels

      3:05
    • 34. Odds and Ends

      3:01
    • 35. Installing Your Audio System

      5:52
    • 36. Audio Routing With a Mixer

      10:46
    • 37. Cabling And USB Hubs

      3:11
    • 38. Power And Audio Cables

      3:00
    • 39. Mics

      4:32
    • 40. Mic Preamps

      2:43
    • 41. Outboard Gear

      2:18
    • 42. Furman

      3:56
    • 43. Clamping Mic Stands

      1:21
    • 44. Music Stands

      0:51
    • 45. Mic Stands

      1:33
    • 46. Velcro Cable Wraps

      1:09
    • 47. What Next?

      1:10
    • 48. Thanks for Watching!

      1:03
    • 49. Bonus Lecture

      0:36
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About This Class

Welcome to How To Build a Home Studio!

This class is for anyone who makes music and is looking for that perfect space in their home or apartment to do it in.

  • We're going to aim for keeping things inexpensive. I won't be recommending the latest expensive equipment, but only what you really need.

  • Acoustics matter! I'll be walking you through how to find (or build!) sound panels and where to put them to make your room sound great.

  • We will talk about hardware, software, furniture, room design, and more! Everything to make your environment comfortable and sounding great.

  • At the end of this class, we will have turned your spare room into a great sound space for recording, mixing, producing, or any other music activities you need.

In this class, we start with the very basics of sound design and work all the way up to working with complicated plugins like Xfer Serum, Native Instruments FM8, and others. I'll walk you through every step of the process and explain the logic behind every decision I make.

The goal of this class is to make a beautiful sounding room for you to work - making music, or whatever you do.

Topics Covered: 

  • Types of Studios

  • Essentials in a Studio

  • A Tour of My Studio

  • Mac or PC?

  • Mac Computer System Requirements

  • PC Computer System Requirements

  • Laptop Vs. Desktop Computer

  • Tablet Computers in the Studio

  • Picking Your DAW Software

  • Plugins to Consider Starting Wtih

  • Other Free Software Tools

  • Controllers (MIDI/USB)

  • Speakers: Selection and Placement

  • Subwoofers

  • Headphones

  • Audio Interfaces

  • Mixers

  • Keyboards

  • Analog Gear

  • The Right Desk

  • Desk Placement in Your Room

  • Other Furniture

  • Speaker Placement

  • Acoustics

  • Acoustic Treatment for Your Room

  • Sound Proofing

  • Movable Sound Panels

  • Installing Your Audio System

  • Audio Routing

  • Cable Length Considerations

  • Microphone Purchasing

  • Preamps

  • Other Outboard Gear

  • Music Stands and Mic Stands

  • And much, much more!

If you are ready to start making professional sounding tracks, this is the class that will start you on that journey. Get started today.

Dr. Allen is a university music professor and is a top-rated Udemy instructor - with nearly 100 courses and over 300,000 students.

In 2017 Star Tribune Business featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

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⇢  "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

⇢  "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

⇢  "VERY COOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

  "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

⇢  "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

⇢  "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith