I reckon one of the big reasons why the music industry has changed so much from the old school “record label as gatekeeper” approach to a more “niche community driven independent musician” approach, is that the amount of songwriters and musicians recording their music at home has increased dramatically over the last 10 to 15 years or so.

This is mainly because the availability of home recording studio equipment is more prevalent and easily accessible today as well as the entry price to getting started being so low.

Just think… There’s no more real barriers to getting your music out into the world anymore. No more hurdles to jump over and no more gatekeepers to appease.

Hi, my name is Corey Stewart and I’m a songwriter, musician, producer and blogger from Australia and over the last 10 years I’ve been building up my knowledge in audio production while creating my home recording studio called SongMachine at the same time.

As a songwriter I know how important it is to have free flowing access to some sort of recording equipment (whether it be a smartphone or through to a full blown professional recording studio) to ensure that no songwriting idea is lost no matter how small it is.

Initially, the thought of writing songs and creating music through my own home studio absolutely terrified me but, as I started really getting into it, learning from all of the mistakes I made along the way, those negative thoughts about my ability to operate a home studio slowly changed into positive ones.

Even though I am still climbing the very steep learning curve of operating a home recording setup, I realise that the more I create through SongMachine, a better audio producer I will become.

Corey Stewart Online is my attempt to learn as much as I can about home recording studio techniques for my own songwriting benefit in the best way I know how… Blogging about my journey and then, sharing it with everyone else.

I’m no home recording expert by any means but through documenting what I learn plus curating the very best home recording studio tips, trick and techniques I can find on the web, I can climb the steep home recording learning curve a little easier and provide value to you, the reader, at the same time.

It is my hope that this website will become an essential online repository of information for my benefit as well as anyone else who is interested in the creation and recording of their own music at home.

In saying that, Corey Stewart Online can only develop in the long term with direct input from YOU, so if in the future, there are any questions that you may have about home recording and SongMachine in general, just let me know and I will do my very best to answer them for you.

So, with that being said, let’s start this journey together… RIGHT NOW!


Home Recording Articles – For about 10 years now I’ve been researching and studying how to put together a home recording studio and how to produce music at home either through blogs, articles, YouTube videos and (most importantly) learning from my mistakes.

I’ll be using this website to document my home recording studio producer journey as well as share with you the very best content that I have used to get me to where I am with SongMachine right now because my goal is to make Corey Stewart Online the number one resource for home studio producers online.