Music technology has revolutionised the way musicians can create and share their music by enabling high-quality home recording and it is important that women and gender diverse musicians embrace these technologies too. The accessibility of this tech allows artists to produce professional-grade music without the need for expensive studio time and helping to democratise the music industry. Home recording technology offers flexibility, enabling you to experiment with different sounds and techniques in your own time and in a safe space, allowing you to create more authentic and innovative music. Use it to allow for immediate feedback and iteration, streamlining the production process and reducing costs. Overall, music technology empowers musicians such as you to have greater control over your artistic vision and reach a global audience from the comfort of your own home. How do you get started?

Home Music Recording in 3 easy steps:

Essential Equipment:
See the carousel for the list of 5 essential items. Go to The F-List Music Career Toolkit DAW page for more details on the software packages available.

Soundproofing: Minimise external noise using foam panels or heavy curtains.
Proper Placement: Position your microphone and instruments to avoid echoes and background noise.

Practice and Experimentation:
Start recording and experimenting with different techniques and styles to find what works best for your music!

Essential equipment for recording music at home

There are a number of organisations across the UK that are focused on supporting women who are interested in music technology. Check out these fantastic networks and resources (click on images for links):

And for more guidance and industry tips, you can explore the following website: LOUD WOMEN DIY Guides

Learning Resources:

Want to learn more?  There are a growing number of online tutorials and courses, have a look at websites like YouTube, Udemy, and Skillshare. There are also numerous talented women in music tech who have created courses especially for women, we recommend (click on logos to go to links):            

With thanks to: Echo Juliet, Kemi Sulola, Lucy James, Julianna Oc, Bar Pandora, Background Music: Emily K. Sprague. Videographer: Lydia Greatrix.