In the past decade, the rise of independent music culture has come hand-in-hand with another music revolution: the home-based recording studio, the start-up costs of which can be as low or high as a budget allows. How to Start a Home-Based Recording Studio walks aspiring studio owners through all the steps necessary to turn their passion into a business. The first-ever guide to focus not only on outfitting a studio, but also to offer a full range of advice on converting a studio into a profit-making enterprise, it is an indispensible reference for any studio at every stage of its operation.
Joe Shambro is an audio engineer, music producer, and music technology writer from St. Louis, MO. He has worked exclusively as a freelance engineer with a successful home-based recording and mixing studio, as well as traveling worldwide as an in-demand live sound engineer, mixing concerts and recording live for major-label and independent clients. As a recording engineer, he has recorded a diverse portfolio of projects for musicians, corporate, and government clients, from a concert in a bomb-proof bunker at the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan, recording tree frogs in rural Iowa, and capturing the deafening roar of a Space Shuttle launch up-close in high-definition. Joe is also a home recording & music technology writer for The New York Times Company's About.com property, as well as a contributing writer for EQ Magazine. His work has been featured on many media outlets, including CNN, The Armed Forces Network, and Clear Channel Radio.