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Do You Need a Pro Studio to Be A 'Pro'ducer?

Updated: Jan 22, 2019

Written By: Austin Hull

What makes a producer a "professional?" Someone with a professional commercial studio? Someone with the right equipment? Or simply someone with talent? Billboard hits now are made in huge commercial studios, bedroom studios and even hotel rooms. Below are the pros and cons on the different types of studio spaces.

I want to preface this by saying one thing, budgets can and will range HUGE on this topic. You can make music with a laptop, an interface, a microphone, and some simple plugins, while you can also make music in a multi-million-dollar facility with a mic locker, live rooms, perfectly acoustically treated control rooms, and more gear than you know what to do with. I just want to break down the pros and cons, do’s and don’ts, and general information about different types of studio spaces. With that said, let’s dive in!

Commercial Studio or Home Studio? That is thy question...

Option 1: Home Studio (Not a Dedicated Room)

This first option is the most affordable, most minimal, and most manageable. This opt