Asking how much it costs to build a home studio seems like a simple question. I built my home recording studio for less than $300. On the flip side of my budget studio build, I met a guy a few years back who spent well over $50k back in the ’90s to build out a professional recording studio in his basement. There are so many things you have to consider before putting a certain price tag on building a home studio, from the hardware to acoustic treatments.
You may find that the best practice is to purchase what you can afford at the time, even with a lower budget, and expand as you go.
However you go about it, the quality of your equipment should still be a priority. This is a quality over quantity argument. It’s better to have fewer high-quality items than a room full of low-quality equipment that produces low-quality sound.
First, let’s talk about the cost of the main hardware and equipment needed and then the price of acoustic treatment so you can get a ballpark idea of the cost of creating a home recording studio.