Home Studio Recording

Let FretsnReeds help you get on board the Home recording express

Home recording holds unbelievable capabilities. The quality of todays equipment and the process in the hands of a skilled engineer can produce spectacular results. DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) require a wealth of knowledge to release their full capabilities. It can be overwhelming to get on board, and once on board to know where to start.

Ableton live tutorial on my FretsnReeds Youtube channel. Ableton Live excels at being a Live performance DAW each loop, loop combination, can be triggered from the LaunchPad. It is an extremely powerful and successful DAW It is somewhat unusual in its implementation with its two views accessed from the TAB key. Have a look at the tutorial which has timeline index in the comments which will let you go straight to each aspect of the interface.

The Push 2 is also an excellent way of accessing the power of the software.The push 2 has been designed with an incredible amount of integration with Ableton Live which will inspire our creativity as we try to bring something fresh and unique to our music.

For those that have already started the journey the temptation to acquire ever newer technologies can be difficult to resist, and here I include myself as I am not immune to the allure of the latest sample libraries and software instruments, however, I firmly believe that just by using the tools already in your software of choice you can learn to polish your latest track. If you are a complete beginner then I can provide you with all the knowledge to get started on your next stage of your journey.

Below is some of the essential equipment that you will explore when starting out with your Home Recording project.


Audio interface, choice of microphone, pop filter, desk booms, monitors, different types of headphone, keyboard, midi interface.

Scarlett 2i2 Audio interface

Audio Tecnica AT2035

Aokeo Professional Microphone Pop Filter Mask Shield For Blue Yeti and Any Other Microphone, Dual Layered Wind Pop Screen With A Flexible 360° Gooseneck Clip Stabilizing Arm

HAUEA Upgrade Adjustable Microphone Stand Mic Suspension Boom,Desk Mic Scissor Arm Stand with Shock Mount,Table Mounting Clamp, 3/8” to 5/8” Screw Adapter for Blue Yeti,Snowball and Other Microphone

Yamaha HS8 Studio Monitor (black) single

Yamaha HS8 Powered Bi-Amplified Studio Monitor (PAIR)

Behringer X Touch on Amazon

Learn the jargon.
System latency, the differences between audio and midi, reference tracks, gain staging, loops, cut n paste, comping, warping audio, autotune, tempo, and keys.

Different FX (effects)
EQ (equalisation), Compression, Limiter, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Reverb, Delay.

Share your new song or EP with family and friends. Create your own CD or podcast. Upload to your social networking platform of choice – Youtube, Facebook or Instagram.

Contact FretsnReeds now to discuss your needs.

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