Making music on a household budget is difficult to do; however, it can be done. Professional studio time is often extremely expensive and very few bands can afford it, but with some improvisation and smart shopping techniques, one can find all the tools needed to produce good music.
Knowing where to find a smart sale is essential to making music on a tight budget. Sometimes fellow musicians have used instruments that they’re looking to sell. Craigslist.org offers used instrument listings and often sellers are willing to negotiate a deal on their old instruments.
Another place to look for used equipment is a pawn shop. While it’s sad to know that the previous owner of the instrument could not maintain financial stability, take heart in the fact that you’ll make good use of the equipment now. Garage sales, however, are often hit or miss when it comes to finding musical instruments.
Since studio time is expensive, a good investment would be buying a 4 or 8 track recorder. With these types of recorders, it is easy for even just one person to create awesomely complex musical arrangements.
Many big musical acts started off financially incapable of getting into a large studio.