If you want to have a studio in your home for recoding music then of course controlling sound is going to be a big part of what you do. I don’t mean just the sounds of your voice and your instruments. The other side of the coin is stray sounds from outside your recording area and echoes from what you produce.
Have you ever wondered why artists who record in studios are always shown behind a glass window? It is because they are in a sound proof room that is set up to control all the extra noises that can ruin a recording. Have you ever listened to the old 78 records from the thirties and forties? They sound like the recording artists are making their music inside a tin can. This is because the recording engineers had no knowledge of how to control the sound streams and only record the notes that were important to the song.
In the 50′s this changed as professional recording studies started to pop up all over. This also was the start of Rock and Roll and Motown which I don’t think is only by chance. Records finally sounded like the original recordings and people bought them by the millions.
If you are going to set up a studio in your home then sound proofing will be very important. You can start by soundproofing floors and walls of any room you plan to use. For the floor, it is recommended that you use a thick carpet as this will cut down on foot noise and also will stop echoes from bouncing off. For walls the best option is foam. This has millions of very small open voids which trap the excess sound waves and deaden them out.
It is amazing how much better your music will sound if you take the time to set up your room to cancel out any random noises.