My name is Tim Martin and I’m the creator of this website. Although many of you may or may not be a beginner in the world of recording and producing audio and music, I still felt the need to start from the beginning to properly lead you down the path of Home Studio Nation.
I’ll be letting you know the ins and outs of Home Studio Nation and why we do what we do. There’s always room for extra knowledge and education, even for those who are more advanced in the audio engineering field it never hurts to learn new things even if it’s the tiniest tweak to your regular procedures.
Getting To Know Me
It’s been incredible to have been involved in recording music and audio for about 8 years. I started as an ordinary musician with a passion to be heard. It’s been incredible to have been an independent and also a signed music artist and It’s been incredible to have got to say, I’d much rather be independent for the sake of having full control of my sound. It’s been incredible to have always wanted to have the skill to mix and master my own music, but after having no control it really inspired me to pursue it professionally. Making my own music is something I love, but I also love to pay it forward to those who want to learn the same thing.
I’m currently in the process of receiving my very own audio engineering certification to be able to pursue many opportunities in the audio industry. It’s really just something I enjoy doing and never cease to learn more.
Everyone Needs Help Their First Time Around
I remember my first time recording being in an old acquaintance’s garage (it was actually his grandmother’s garage) using a microphone that was meant for the video game Guitar Hero. The computer we used was so old it felt like it might have been one of the first laptop models created. We had absolutely no idea what to do with the new-found gear we had at the time (which was only a laptop and a mic). My only focus was to make music that sounded good to an audience.
Unfortunately, having the desire to make great sounding music doesn’t mean it’s going to actually happen that moment. I had so many frustrations trying to figure out some “secret” that the pros must’ve had to make their songs sound so perfect. Trial and error lead me to where I am now and I want to help those who are in that same position.
A Skill That Lasts Forever
One of my favorite things to think about when I think of audio engineering is that once the basics are learned, the skills will last a lifetime. We live in a time when technology changes so fast that your head might spin if you’re not paying attention to the updates. No matter how much audio technology changes into a futuristic style of hardware and software, the engineer who knows the basics can make the necessary adjustments to get up to speed. So when the next version of Studio One or Pro Tools is released, audio engineers with the correct amount of knowledge of the fundamentals will always prevail.
Think for a second why the world’s most popular music producers are still thriving in their business ten, twenty, or even thirty years after entering the industry. Technology changes, but the foundation never does which is why it’s never too late to learn how a recording studio should function or how to even press the record button at the start and stop of a recording session.
Learning From One Another
Everyone knows something that the next person does not. I know there’s plenty of expert engineers out there that I can learn from so our goal is to make a community of people that share their experiences with one another so we can all learn.
There are way too many training videos out there that either make viewers feel like they should copy their procedure or the simple fact that they are teaching the wrong things. My goal is to eliminate all false teachings and talk about the fundamentals of home recording.
The community we have here at Home Studio Nation is meant to be trustworthy and reliable for whoever is trying to improve their production skills.
Where To Go Next
Follow me to the next phase which is to get educated on the basics of setting up your own studio at home from beginning to finish. I hope you find value in learning how to record as it can provide a very lucrative business and career.