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Recording Studio Design: Customize for Your Musical Needs

recording studioIn the Burbank area, home remodeling often includes renovating to create your very own recording studio. No matter how novice or professional your current music-making level (and how lofty your aspirations!), this is definitely a purpose-built space that can be customized to suit your precise needs.
For most people, one of the most attractive and enjoyable parts of the home remodeling process is brainstorming about both the overall design and specific details to make the space completely their own. A recording studio is no exception, and in fact provides even more opportunity to focus on technical particulars than most construction projects on the home front.

Whether your focus is vocal, instrumental or a combination of the two, you want to be fully prepared to make every note sound superb. To say that there is a vast array of design options is an understatement. Aside from the overall look and feel of your personal recording studio, however, this one’s also about way more than just appearance. Fantastic functionality is a huge priority; more importantly, the recording studio should be customized for your needs.

Here are some things to think about:

  • Noise Isolation – Whatever your style, from hip-hop and hard driving rock to classical and ballads, expect to make a lot of noise. Sound will be a major “production” and isolating a home recording studio as much as possible will help to keep the “good vibrations” where they belong. Who needs to wake the occupants of the entire house, let alone the neighbourhood, when inspiration strikes and you feel like composing at 2:00 a.m.? At the same time, when you are recording to a top-quality standard, you don’t want any sounds from outside to enter the studio. When hiring a company to carry out your home remodeling, make sure that they are well versed in isolating both internal and external sound.
  • Big Control Room – These days, control rooms are becoming considerably larger than the typical closet-like niches of days gone by, and that’s a plus. When your home remodeling plans include the incorporation of a studio, make sure that the dimensions of your control room are ample enough to afford the effects and quality your original music deserves. Don’t forget to look up when planning: will there be a compression ceiling to enhance the volume? When it comes to a top-notch control room, don’t feel cramped; go big and go home.
  • Perfect Audio Environment – The ideal audio environment will depend on the type of music you want to record and the level of enhancement you wish to achieve. Fortunately, there’s no such thing as a cookie-cutter recording studio plan; each individual setting should be customized to fit the needs of the music maker who uses it. If you have an existing studio and are looking to upgrade, make this your valuable learning experience. Consider any problems or setbacks you’re having with your current configuration and its contents.

Recording Studio Remodel or Expansion

recording studioIf you already have a personal recording studio at home but aren’t satisfied with its current size or overall set-up, consult with an experienced, reliable contractor about redesigning and remodeling. Have it all: a stage area for live-band performance, top-of-the-line sound systems and engineering techniques—even a stylish and comfortable lounge area for guests.

If you are truly passionate about music and would love to have your own dedicated space to practice and record, what are you waiting for? Consult with creative and competent professionals who can customize a facility to your exact specifications; you won’t be disappointed with the results.

Romney Tripp of RWT Design & Construction“Romney Tripp started construction in 1977 and formed RWT Design & Construction in 1992, eventually setting up the shop in Burbank. From the mid 1980’s Romney has been working on building recording studios as well as… Read more.”

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