London Recording Studios: Home recordings vs Pro Studios

London Recording Studios: Home recordings vs Pro Studios


If you’ve ever recorded at home, you’re undoubtedly familiar with this scenario: right in the middle of that soul-stirring vocal, someone in the next room flushes the toilet. This unexpected sonic layer isn’t noticed until you’re listening in playback, at which point you realize that the microphone wasn’t properly sound-proofed, or the angling was off, or that you really don’t have control over your own environment.

Many artists, in an attempt to save money, will record music at home. They feel they can’t afford a proper London recording studio, and so they forgo the expense. Admittedly, home recording does have its benefits. You can do it whenever you feel like it, provided of course your flatmates, relatives, and pets are prepared to adhere to your “no silence” rule. If you’re lucky enough to live alone, you may be able to ensure a fairly quiet environment, but without a professional engineer or mixer with you, you must rely on your own skills entirely. While the creative process is one of self-expression, there is a point when feedback and opinion is helpful. Recording an entire song, let alone an album on your own is going to be a tremendous amount of work. You may be the type of multi-faceted person who is able to be a musician, critic, and engineer. But very few of us–okay, only one of us–is Sir Paul McCartney. And even he didn’t record at home, strictly speaking: he had a professional studio, with top of the line equipment, installed into his home.

A professional London recording studio offers you everything you need. You don’t have to worry about soundproofing, or appropriate microphone set-up, or securing enough memory on your computer to store multiple sound files. In essence, a London recording studio takes the work out of working music, and allows you to focus on what you do best, which is creating. Additionally, a London recording studio has something you definitely won’t find in your own home: a team of professional sound engineers and producers.

The value of sound engineers and producers can’t be overstated. Some of the most famous bands in the world achieved their greatest success when they finally left the garage and paired up with the world’s top producers and engineers. Producers Daniel Lanios and Brian Eno have worked with artists like U2, the Talking Heads, and Coldplay to help them take their sound to a level they would be unable to achieve on their own. Essentially, producers are like an additional member of the band whose entire role is to refine and perfect the sounds of each instrument, and crystallize the sonic texture. As a musician, you may want to achieve a certain effect with a particular song or an entire album. A producer is able to hear the music you are creating with “fresh ears,” and therefore can provide suggestions and solutions that you wouldn’t necessarily devise on your own. A London recording studio offers you the ability to collaborate with professional producers and find new ways of creating emotoinal, resonant pieces of work.

The sound engineers to be found within a London recording studio, meanwhile, ensure that all of your instruments, including your voice, are recorded optimally. You will no longer experience the strange dips and blasts of home recording, and you also won’t have to spend hours in front of a computer, tediously editing sound tracks for consistency and the removal of unwanted noises. Plus, there’s the camaraderie of working with a group of people who not only love what they are doing, but also take a genuine interest in helping you create a work of art.

Recording artists should not have to spend their energy working out the kinks of the recording process. Nor should they spend a fortune hiring professionals to help them do so. Mews Productions Studio has earned its reputation as the best and most affordable London recording studio by virtue of years of superior service and expertise. By creating an environment that is both friendly and professionally equipped, Mews Productions Studio takes the best out of home and studio recording and combines them into one. When you’re at Mews, you can stop worrying about the technical details and start realizing your vision without breaking the bank.

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