How to organize your home studio

If you want to be taken seriously as a bedroom producer, you have to acquire several good habits, that pro producers do in their recording studios. For example, always have a backup of the recording, so if anything goes wrong, you can easily restore the lost files. Such mistakes happen quite often to newbie producers, so in this article by ekmixmaster.com, we will give you several tips and tricks to avoid them in the future. 

  1. Label your projects

Naming your projects can save you a lot of time in the future. You don’t want to spend 30 minutes rummaging through tons of unnamed projects, trying to find the one you want to work on. If you don’t have the name of the song ready yet, you can put the bpm and the key in the title. You can also try making a template listing each track and its contents. 

  1. Make folders

It’s important to have access to all your music when you need it, and folders are a great way to organize your files without cluttering your home screen. You can create a separate folder for each track and even subfolders for each draft of the song. 

  1. Keep your phone at hand

When you have an idea for a song, you need to get it out of your head into the computer as quickly as possible, while it is still there. However, we often have good ideas at random places, such as grocery shops or in the car. So to keep up with your mind and capture your ideas, you can record them on your phone. Hum or sing it into your phone, or drum your fingers if it’s an idea for a beat. You can then import it into your DAW and develop it into a full song. 

  1. Clean your studio

It’s not very pleasant to work in a dark, dusty, stuffy room. And taking into consideration the amount of gear you have in your studio, it will be very dusty. So to protect yourself, you should vacuum your studio at least once a week. You can also protect your devices from dust by using cases

  1. Protect your mics

Microphones are very fragile, and you should not leave them lying around your studio, where they can easily fall to the ground. Store them in a drawer or a protective container. It will save you a lot of money.

  1. Make backups

Sometimes computers fail, files get deleted, and if you’ve never experienced it, you may find it unnecessary to make two or three copies of the project you are working on. But it is better to protect yourself from these kinds of accidents than to be unprepared. Besides, nowadays, there are plenty of external hard drives available on the market. You can also use cloud services to store your data. Choose something that works for you, but having backups of your files is not negotiable.

  1. Don’t leave your cables lying around

Make it a habit to put away your cables after each session. Leaving them on the floor can be dangerous, because you may trip and annoy as cables will get tangled, and you will spend time untangling them instead of working on your music. So to solve this problem you can buy some clothes hooks, put them on the side of your desk and hang your cables there. Another great storing solution is drawers or boxes. In any case, don’t leave cables on the floor.

When you have an idea for a song, you need to get it out of your head into the computer as quickly as possible, while it is still there. However, we often have good ideas at random places, such as grocery shops or in the car. So to keep up with your mind and capture your ideas, you can record them on your phone. Hum or sing it into your phone, or drum your fingers if it’s an idea for a beat. You can then import it into your DAW and develop it into a full song. When you have an idea for a song, you need to get it out of your head into the computer as quickly as possible, while it is still there. However, we often have good ideas at random places, such as grocery shops or in the car. So to keep up with your mind and capture your ideas, you can record them on your phone. Hum or sing it into your phone, or drum your fingers if it’s an idea for a beat. You can then import it into your DAW and develop it into a full song. 

When you have an idea for a song, you need to get it out of your head into the computer as quickly as possible, while it is still there. However, we often have good ideas at random places, such as grocery shops or in the car. So to keep up with your mind and capture your ideas, you can record them on your phone. Hum or sing it into your phone, or drum your fingers if it’s an idea for a beat. You can then import it into your DAW and develop it into a full song. 

When you have an idea for a song, you need to get it out of your head into the computer as quickly as possible, while it is still there. However, we often have good ideas at random places, such as grocery shops or in the car. So to keep up with your mind and capture your ideas, you can record them on your phone. Hum or sing it into your phone, or drum your fingers if it’s an idea for a beat. You can then import it into your DAW and develop it into a full song. 

When you have an idea for a song, you need to get it out of your head into the computer as quickly as possible, while it is still there. However, we often have good ideas at random places, such as grocery shops or in the car. So to keep up with your mind and capture your ideas, you can record them on your phone. Hum or sing it into your phone, or drum your fingers if it’s an idea for a beat. You can then import it into your DAW and develop it into a full song. 

When you have an idea for a song, you need to get it out of your head into the computer as quickly as possible, while it is still there. However, we often have good ideas at random places, such as grocery shops or in the car. So to keep up with your mind and capture your ideas, you can record them on your phone. Hum or sing it into your phone, or drum your fingers if it’s an idea for a beat. You can then import it into your DAW and develop it into a full song. 

When you have an idea for a song, you need to get it out of your head into the computer as quickly as possible, while it is still there. However, we often have good ideas at random places, such as grocery shops or in the car. So to keep up with your mind and capture your ideas, you can record them on your phone. Hum or sing it into your phone, or drum your fingers if it’s an idea for a beat. You can then import it into your DAW and develop it into a full song. 

When you have an idea for a song, you need to get it out of your head into the computer as quickly as possible, while it is still there. However, we often have good ideas at random places, such as grocery shops or in the car. So to keep up with your mind and capture your ideas, you can record them on your phone. Hum or sing it into your phone, or drum your fingers if it’s an idea for a beat. You can then import it into your DAW and develop it into a full song. When you have an idea for a song, you need to get it out of your head into the computer as quickly as possible, while it is still there. However, we often have good ideas at random places, such as grocery shops or in the car. So to keep up with your mind and capture your ideas, you can record them on your phone. Hum or sing it into your phone, or drum your fingers if it’s an idea for a beat. You can then import it into your DAW and develop it into a full song. 

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