Octo Octa publishes home studio setup guide
Octo Octa wants to help you build that home studio you’ve been talking about for years.
Considering the amount of time it takes to produce music, setting up a home studio is paramount to production productivity. In saying that, making it happen is not ‘willy nilly’ in the slightest, a sentiment echoed in the subtitle of Octo Octa’s guide to building a home studio, ‘A Journey Of Mistakes.’
The 30-page guide, How To Set Up A Home Studio aka A Journey of Mistakes, sees the House producer and DJ break down her home studio set-up as well as explain commonly used studio jargon to help producers set-up their ideal home studio.
A Journey Of Mistakes
The guide is organized into three parts, running through the components necessary to make electronic music at home, including mixer, sequencer, drum machine, effects and monitors.
It also covers computers, DAWs and interfaces, focusing on affordable gear with emphasis on getting different pieces of the production puzzle to work in harmony with each other.
Naturally, the guide divulges every detail of Octo Octa’s own home studio. It also offers a breakdown of her partner and fellow DJ/ producer Eris Drew‘s respective set-ups as a real-life example.
Writing in the guide’s introduction, Octa explains how the document takes inspiration from her own journey into production as a teenager and is meant as a map for people looking to build a “usable set-up for playing versus having a bunch of random gear.”