Building your project studio can be rather challenging if you don’t know or understand the ins and outs (pun intended) and inner workings of the general set-up needed to make your own music. No worries! In his latest Audio Engineering Tips and Tricks video, Rich Ott, F.I.R.S.T. Institute Program Director and Audio Engineering instructor, brings out more of his tips for beginner music producers and gives us the tools and know-how needed to successfully start your very own home recording studio!


Building a home studio or project studio has become a widespread phenomenon over the past decade and the idea of being able to make your own music at home is very exciting for those in the Audio Engineering Industry. Then again, this sound lover’s dream has been booming since before the days of the Tascam 80-8. Back then, it was almost unheard of for artist to have access to such gear with high quality unless they had a record deal. Today, the aspiration of building a home studio is more accessible and common as a new generation of audio enthusiast are looking to set up and operate their very own home recording studios or home project studios.

Home/project studios have existed since as early as the 1970’s with cassette tape and multi track reel-to-reel recorders. The technological advancement and outbreak of audio continued throughout the 80’s and 90’s with the emergence of mixers, MIDI and sequencers. To this day, it is the most viable option for aspiring artist and audio engineers looking to record and mix their projects with unlimited creative time and access. Let Rich Ott’s tips for beginner music producers interested in building a home studio turn this idea into reality!


A quality education from a good audio engineering school like F.I.R.S.T. Institute, one of the best audio production schools in Florida, can teach you the skills you need to succeed in the Audio industry. There you’ll learn what you need to get your new audio production career off the ground, you’ll even learn your way around a studio and how to make your own music. You won’t get our quality, hands on learning experience with passionate audio industry professionals anywhere else! Check out the Audio Engineering and Music Production program at the F.I.R.S.T. Institute audio production school today. You’re only months away from your dream Recording Arts career!