Course: How I Built My Home Studio
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Course: How I Built My Home Studio
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See every step building out a professional home studio. Includes a Masterclass in Acoustic Treatment, building Euro Racks, Advanced Audio / Midi Setup and The Ultimate Studio Monitor Setup Guide
PML Product Number: PML128
Follow Along the Entire Build of this Home Studio
About this Course
In this course Attila (PML Tutor) will show you the full process of building this Home Studio from the ground up, while going through a ton of important knowledge about building and operating a Home Studio. Everything is explained in deep detail.
Pick up tricks and skills, save time and money by learning techniques and shortcuts from virtually every aspect of a studio build.
What You Get
- A complete course, watch all tutorials at your own pace, as many times as you want
- 110+ Studio Sessions in 4K with Attila
- 8+ Hours of content
What you will learn from this course
- Studio room layout planning and construction
- DIY Studio furniture and Acoustic Panels
- Acoustic Treatment how to, in deep detail
- Setting up computers, screens and software (DAW, Plugins, MIDI, etc.)
- Studios for Different Budgets (from starting out, to building a complex Home Studio)
- How to choose, set up and calibrate Monitor Speakers and Subwoofers Properly
- Sonarworks and other Room Measurement Options
- The 6 MYTHS of Home Studio Acoustic Treatment feat. the ACOUSTIC INSIDER
- Learn about Mixers, Preamps, Patchbays and Hardware Effects
- Discussing Audio Cables (price, quality, benefits)
- Audio interfaces, A/D Converters, Word Clock, Sample Rate settings
- Master Audio routings & flow, connections and wiring, Cable management
- All about MIDI, connections, routing, software
- Working with MIDI controllers and keyboards
- MIDI setups for different budgets
- Hardware Synths and Drums in a Home Studio (wiring, control via MIDI, recording, etc)
- Building a Eurorack Modular Synth
- Eurorack and other Hardware Synths and Drums for Different Budgets
- Efficient layout design for external Synths, Effects and Controllers
- Studio organization, labelling and maintenance
- Learn important DIY skills to save money and time
Meet Attila Hanak, your Course Instructor, take a tour of the finished studio.PART 2 - Let's Build
Follow the construction of the Studio Room and the initial acoustic treatment
PART 3 - Building Custom Studio Desk
PART 4 - Finishing the Acoustic WallPART 5 - Unpacking Studio Equipment
Preparing equipment for installation with some planning and brainstorming about the layout's design
Planning, DIY design and build of the rack unit that will eventually house OSCAR the Eurorack SynthPART 7 - Mounting Computer Screens
DIY design and build of the mounting system for the triple-screen computer monitor setupPART 8 - Setting up Studio Monitors
Follow along as Attila plans and executes the installation of one of the most important aspects of a Home Studio, the Monitor Speakers. This will be our first listening test.
Full walkthrough and details of a Sonarworks speaker calibration. Follow along as Attila goes through every step of this calibration with detailed explanations and interesting recordings of the process of the software itself in work, as well as the calibration steps with the microphone (with a huge surprise at the end)PART 10 - 6 MYTHS ABOUT ACOUSTIC TREATMENT!
(More Info Below)PART 11 - The Ultimate Studio Monitor Setup Guide
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Join in as Attila sets up a 32 x 32 I/O Channel audio matrixPART 13 - Audio Wiring and Routings
Discussing audio cables, the pros and cons of expensive vs. cheap cables and some preliminary talks about patchbaysPART 14 - Building OSCAR The Eurorack Synth
Follow along the build of Attila's massive Eurorack system, with thorough explanations of choices re: module placement, electrical supply details, MIDI and other control possibilities, audio in and out matrix. Learn about the evolution of OSCAR while getting some answers to the all important "How Do I Start With Eurorack??" question
Designing and executing the installation of the rest of the hardware devices with thorough explanations along the wayPART 16 - Patchbays and Wiring of External Instruments and FX
Comprehensive setup guide of external devices via mixers and patchbays. In this chapter you will also learn everything there is to know about using Patchbays in a Home Studio settingPART 17 - All About MIDI
Let's talk MIDI! This chapter will give you a professional insight to using MIDI in your studio, starting from its history, through learning about different controllers, options for connections, MIDI for different budgets, the software side of MIDI, troubleshooting problems and the entire chain of events that goes down when you play a note on a MIDI controller.
Recap of audio routings, calibrating preamp levels and the reason behind, learning about "clipping" and finally finishing up the build!PART 19 - We Built it ... so Now What??
Learn about efficient ways of maintaining a Home Studio so that your Sanctuary gives you joy for a very long time. Learn about the tools of the trade for cleaning and upkeeping. Get insight on a few DIY tips and tricks that will save you a lot of time AND money. In this chapter we finish up by Attila answering YOUR questions from PML's Instagram interactions and your emails.PART 20 - Bonus Content
This section will continuously stay updated with new material. Now we start you off with a few studio tours of guest producers and experts in the field!
- Future Attila - What's Coming Up (0:38)
- Basement Construction - Framing, Walls, Soundproofing, Contractors (12:43)
- Initial Thoughts on Acoustic Treatment (11:33)
- Planning Electrical Layout and Lighting (14:43)
- Paint, Doors and Trim (4:50)
- Initial Thoughts on Studio Desk Layout (3:39)
- Construction Done! (8:45)
- An Important Step (2:41)
- Speaker Placement Planning and Tips (11:07) Free Preview
- Building Stands for Monitor Speakers (2:37) Free Preview
- Some Heated Thoughts About Expensive vs. Cheap Studio Monitors (10:34)
- Mounting the Monitors (9:06)
- First Listening Test - Locating Room Modes (No Subwoofer) (9:38)
- Listening Test with Subwoofer (A/B Testing) (9:01)
- Sidenote: How to Coil Cables Properly (2:42)
- Meet Jesco a.k.a. the Acoustics Insider - Who is this Course for? (5:14) Free Preview
- MYTH 1 - "You NEED a Flat Frequency Response" (4:59)
- MYTH 2 - "To Get Good Sound, You Need THESE Room Dimensions" (4:43)
- MYTH 3 - "Just Get Sonarworks. It CORRECTS Your Room" (5:03)
- MYTH 4 - "You Need to Place Your Speakers AWAY from Your Wall" (4:05)
- MYTH 5 - "In a Well Treated Room, the BASS Sounds the SAME EVERYWHERE" (2:08)
- MYTH 6 - "Must Measure Your Room First" (7:03)
- Live Consultation Call - Part 1 (26:07)
- Live Consultation Call - Part 2 (22:29)
- My Takeaways from Jesco's Teachings and How I Will Apply Them (9:00)
- HOME STUDIO TREATMENT FRAMEWORK Downloads
- Why Am I Adding a Second Set of Studio Monitors? (10:00)
- Unboxing (5:16)
- RTFM (read the f@#k... manual) - ADAM AUDIO T7V (14:34)
- RTFM (read the f@#k... manual) - ADAM AUDIO T10S SUB (10:59)
- Preparing for the Installation (6:04)
- Setup Part 1 - Building Shelf, Placing Satellites and Sub (11:31)
- Setup Part 2 - Connections and Wiring (9:04)
- A Quick Adjustment - I Decided to Move the Subwoofer (3:53)
- Setting Proper Stereo Field and Calibrating Subwoofer Level in Relation to Monitors (17:58)
- Why is the Phase Switch Important on a Subwoofer? (7:21) Free Preview
- How to Set the Subwoofer's Phase Switch Correctly (10:37)
- Future Attila - What's Coming Up (0:39)
- First Things First: Computers Set Up, Electrical Connections, Power Busses (9:39)
- Why I Chose the RME DIGIFACE USB Audio Interface (14:48)
- Why I use Hardware - A Serious Rant About Quality and Equipment Prices (16:33)
- ..Still Ranting.. (an honest advice) (7:30)
- Syncing A/D Converters, Setting Sampling Rate, WORD Clock Talk (13:22)
- WORD Clock "Plan A" Didn't Work, Finding New Solution (6:41)
- Future Attila - What's Coming Up (0:38)
- Audio Wiring Matrix Finished - Cable Management Tips (5:59)
- Removing Modules - Part 1 (12:27)
- Removing Modules - Part 2 (5:13)
- Assembly - Drum Section & Power Supplies (6:33)
- The Evolution of OSCAR (2:47) Free Preview
- Assembly - The Audio Outs Matrix (9:53)
- A Tour of New OSCAR (12:52)
- Firing Up OSCAR for the First Time - Explaining the Power Busses (11:51)
- Connecting MOOG Sub 37 - Tips on Running Audio Cables (9:17)
- First Sound Check in New Studio! - Explaining Audio Chain (4:14)
- Connecting FX to Patchbays - Patching Scenarios (11:13)
- Connecting FX to Patchbays - WHAT NOT TO DO (15:33)
- Labeling Patchbays (13:52)
- An Elegant Hack: The Tuner That's ALWAYS Ready (3:26) Free Preview
- A Tour of the Finished Patchbay and all Connections (16:31)
- First Test of FX via Patchbays (M5, LEX-MX200, ANALOG HEAT) (14:15)
- MORE Cable Management Tips & Tricks + A Quick Recap (10:19)
- MIDI 1.01 - What is MIDI, History, Connections, Devices, etc. (9:23)
- MIDI Controllers in My Studio (6:24)
- MIDI Setups for Different Budgets (8:25)
- MIDI Connections via Ableton - The Software Side of MIDI (7:04)
- A Quick Tip to Troubleshoot MIDI Issues (3:25)
- Testing All MIDI Connections with Nuendo (7:57)
- What Happens When We Hit a Key on the Keyboard - Full MIDI & Audio Signal Chain Explained (4:28) Free Preview
- How to Maintain Your Home Studio - Part 1 (12:51)
- How to Maintain Your Home Studio - Part 2 (12:47) Free Preview
- A Quick Fix - How To Save Money (8:55)
- Q&A - Your Questions from the PML Instagram Account Answered! Part 1 (12:23)
- Q&A - Your Questions from the PML Instagram Account Answered! Part 2 (15:34)
- Conclusion (4:32)
Included: ACOUSTIC TREATMENT MASTERCLASS
This is a MasterClass inside a MasterClass!
Jesco, a.k.a. "The Acoustic Insider" is a Professional Studio Acoustic Expert, debunking 6 serious myths about Home Studio Acoustic Treatment, while giving you an immense amount of valuable information and knowledge on how to work this sensitive issue properly.
At the end, he shares with you his entire Home Studio Treatment Framework which you can download and use in your own studio
Also included: THE ULTIMATE STUDIO MONITOR SETUP GUIDE
In this "course inside a course" type series of tutorials, you will learn about the intricate details of setting up your studio monitors properly..
..because yes, there is a lot more to that, than just simply opening a box, dropping the speakers on your desk or a stand and connecting a few cables...
This chapter will take your setup from "just ok" to stellar, by guiding you through that last 5% of crucial steps of a proper installation, that most of us don't even really know we need to take, in order to achieve maximum performance.
Follow Attila as he walks you through the entire process, from choosing the right set of monitors/sub for your room, to unboxing, diving into the manuals, planning placement, DIY building the shelf to hold the cabinets, full wiring details, subwoofer placement, stereo field alignment and calibrating monitor levels.
Attila also explains the importance of phase cancellation related issues and shows you how to properly calibrate your subwoofer's phase to give you the best possible monitoring system
This is not a chapter you'll want to miss! Take a look at this free preview:
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