Originally Posted by ceevee
Ok, here's a couple of links.
This is one I was asked to do, (a football song) so please don't anyone get incredibly angry, I'm just posting to get sound quality.
Everything but drums and chants were recorded at mine.
Here's an example of my drum recording. Excuse timing issues, I played everything myself. Aklso, better drum mics are coming...
Feasible as a budget studio? Or am I barking up the wrong tree?
I was initially thinking of club acts with their own backing tracks to come and record vocals...
Football song is a bit naff, but technically seems well recorded
Other song sounds good for such a modest set-up, vocals are very decent, natural and clean sounding, guitars good too. Drums are probably where you will struggle to get 'pro' results in a small boxy room, they're not terrible, but they are probably a bit of a let down compared to the rest. You need to try and get some ambiance on them, room micing etc. Maybe try a distance mic up on the stairs with the door open, to give the impression of some space. Some plug-in reverb might help, but i'd take it steady, as over cooking that will make them sound 80's.
I think you'll get some good results doing semi-pro work there, particularly if it's laying vocals down over backing tracks, without the need to record instruments where you are looking for capturing distance micing and room acoustics.