Welcome to Audio Apartment, the ultimate online resource for all things home recording studio, music production, and audio engineering! Our aim is to arm you with expert advice, a supportive community, and a rich selection of educational resources, built around a shared passion for music.

From the founder

Co-founded by Andrew Ash, Audio Apartment sprang from his journey as a music production novice. 

“As a beginner myself, I had so many questions and a burning desire to document my journey. That’s what sparked the creation of Audio Apartment. I wanted to build a repository of information with the answers to all my questions about music production. Every day, new questions come about, and every day, I find the best answer, and document it here. I hope you will find my website useful in your musical journey.”

Andrew Ash

What we offer

Here at Audio Apartment, we serve as your dependable guide to all facets of home-based music production. Our platform provides a wide variety of content and resources:

  1. Expert Tips & Guidance: Improve your skills with advice on recording techniques, soundproofing, gear selection, and more.
  2. Inspiring Stories: Learn from fellow musicians, producers, and engineers who’ve successfully turned their homes into professional-grade recording studios.
  3. Gear Reviews: Benefit from our in-depth product reviews and recommendations, aiding you in selecting the best equipment for your home studio.
  4. Community: Engage with our dynamic online community of music enthusiasts to share experiences, ask questions, and find inspiration for your next project.
  5. Studio Tours: Virtually explore our meticulously curated selection of home studios, with detailed guides and insider tips.

Whether you’re an experienced music producer or just starting out, Audio Apartment is here to support you in achieving your musical aspirations and optimizing your creative potential. We are committed to offering the tools, knowledge, and encouragement you need to craft your dream home studio.

So, get your headphones ready, power up your audio interface, and join us on this tuneful adventure. We’re thrilled to welcome you to the Audio Apartment family!

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Audio Apartment is a music production website that offers a wide range of resources for music producers, audio engineers, and artists. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions to help improve your skills.

What are some essential tools for home bartending?

To start home bartending, you'll need a few key tools. A cocktail shaker is essential for mixing drinks, and a jigger will help you measure the ingredients accurately.

A bar spoon is useful for stirring and layering drinks, while a strainer ensures a smooth, sediment-free cocktail.

A muddler is important for crushing herbs or fruit, and a citrus peeler or zester is useful for adding garnishes. Finally, you may want a good-quality knife and chopping board for preparing ingredients.

How can you create your own cocktail recipes?

To create your own cocktail recipes, begin by understanding the basic structure of a cocktail, which often includes a spirit, a sweetener, a bitter or sour component, and possibly a diluting element like water or soda.

Experiment with different proportions, flavors, and ingredients, keeping in mind the balance between the spirit, sweet, and bitter/sour. Use fresh, high-quality ingredients, and don't be afraid to tweak the proportions to suit your taste.

What are the key techniques to master in home bartending?

There are a few key techniques that are critical for home bartending. Shaking is a common technique used to mix, chill and dilute drinks quickly. Stirring is used when you want to maintain the clarity of the drink while still mixing the ingredients. Muddling is used to extract flavors from fresh ingredients like herbs or fruit.

Layering is another technique that involves carefully adding different liquors or mixers so that they sit in separate layers. Finally, garnishing not only makes your cocktail visually appealing but can also enhance its flavor.

How do I store and maintain your liquors and mixers?

Proper storage and maintenance of your liquors and mixers can extend their shelf life and preserve their quality. Unopened bottles of spirits are stable and can be stored for many years. Once opened, they should ideally be consumed within 1-2 years.

Store spirits in a cool, dark place, upright, to prevent the alcohol from breaking down the cork. Liqueurs should be stored similarly, but keep in mind they have a shorter shelf life due to their sugar content. Vermouth and other wine-based aperitifs should be refrigerated after opening and consumed within 1-2 weeks.

Mixers, too, should be refrigerated after opening and used within the recommended timeframe on the label. Fresh ingredients like lemons, limes, and herbs should be bought regularly to ensure they are always fresh when used in your drinks.