Home Recording Studio 101: How to Record Instruments

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 2, 2022 • 7 min read

With the advent of digital technology and affordably priced microphones, today’s musicians have the ability to track any instrument they like in a home recording studio.

When it comes to the instruments used in popular music, drums are traditionally the trickiest instrument to properly record—and as such, worthy of their own tutorial. So, too, are vocals, which are typically recorded with only a single microphone, yet are greatly affected by the slightest bit of nuance.

Other instruments—like guitars, bass, keyboard, and brass—are easier to record, provided that you have the right equipment and a little bit of technique.