STUDIO: How To Become A Recording Engineer – Tips & Techniques

"Do you want to engineer top acts in top studios? Are you prepared to devote your entire life to music recording? In this new series, David Mellor explains how you can become a professional music recording engineer. This is the first article in a four-part series. Read Part 2Part 3 and Part 4.

Project studio equipment is becoming ever more affordable, and better in quality. Once it was highly unusual for anyone to have a studio at home: now it is commonplace. Only a few years ago, affordable equipment couldn't compete in terms of sound quality with pro gear: now it can be every bit as good. So why is there still such a thing as a commercial studio, a studio that is available to everyone for hire at an hourly or daily rate? Why doesn't everyone record in the comfort of their own home?'