About Me

My name is Paul and I’ve been recording my own music at home for nearly 20 years. I’ve studied and lectured in music technology, and I’ve recorded in several professional recording studios in my time. I’ve used a lot of different equipment and techniques during that time and I’d like to think that I’ve got a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn’t.

There are a lot of other people like me out there, there’s no denying that. However, I hope that my matter-of-fact style and ability to turn technical ideas into simple language will resonate with readers of my website. I genuinely believe that making your own music is one of the most fulfilling things that anyone can do. If I can help even a few people get on the path to doing so, my time and effort will have been worthwhile.

Here’s an example of a tune I made recently. This was made using just my electric guitar, guitar amp and music software.

At the time of writing, it is still early days for this site. Over time, I plan to add tips and tutorials that will show you how to make music at home. If there is anything in particular that you are interested in, there’s a very good chance that I’ve encountered the same thing at some point. Feel free to leave a comment or message me – I’d be more than happy to give you the best advice that I can!

Who is This Guide For?

I know what it’s like when you’re starting out. There are so many questions. What do I need? What’s the best equipment? How long will it take to learn how to use it? How much is it going to cost?!

The Home Recording Studio Guide will show you step-by-step exactly what you need to make your own music at home. No BS, no technical jargon and no hard selling.

Just clear advice and information in plain English to help you turn ideas into music.

And with this guide, and some basic home studio equipment, you’ll be recording, mixing and producing decent-sounding tracks and songs in next to no time!

Who is this guide for?
This guide is for you if you’re a musician who wants to make your own music at home. Podcasters, YouTubers and would-be live sound engineers should find the tips very useful too.

Everyone has their recording goals and an idea of what they want to achieve. The areas that I’m especially interested in include:

composing and recording guitar-based music
making beats and loop-based electronic music
using recording software and virtual instruments like drum machines and synths
recording vocals
creating a virtual band
I’ve found that most musicians interested in setting up a home recording studio have these same aims in mind.

But even if you want to achieve something else, like record violins and pianos or live bands, you can still apply the information and techniques here.