Ever tried renting a recording studio in and around Los Angeles? Expensive, huh? And sometimes a major hassle. Few industries have changed as much as the Music Industry has over recent years; and it has been an empowering change for every would-be singer, musician, rapper or producer. Advancement in technology has made home recording more attainable and affordable for everyone. Why not do it all from home? I’m not just talking about having some equipment. How about some designing and... Read more »
recording studio construction
When you first had your home recording studio designed and constructed, it probably represented everything you needed to make crisp, true, professional audio recordings. But now things have changed. The music and recording industries have evolved and your studio may not be providing everything you need. Maybe it is dated and not totally comfortable for clients. Maybe you need more room for equipment. Or maybe you need the flexibility to accommodate many varieties of vocal groups, bands, instrumentalists and recording... Read more »
Carpeting with extra thick padding is a traditional recording studio standard. The idea being “the squishier the better”. What this does is it absorbs the sound waves before they hit your sub floor surface, whether it be concrete slab or a raised foundation. With today’s newer materials, we are moving more towards eco-friendly, recycled products that are made specifically for floor sound proofing treatments.
To build a legal professional recording studio “with permits” you first have to check with Building and Safety and Plan Check and Zoning. In Los Angeles for example we have run into several locations that had specific restrictions for recording studios and rehearsal rooms. Of course, this will cost you either your time or if you hire a professional a little bit of money but it is important before you enter into a lease or the planning phase of your... Read more »
Doors and windows are key in the construction of any professional recording studio. Some studios will use video monitoring/ camera system in lei of a double window and in some cases this works fine. Windows A proper studio window will consist of two separate windows, which are fabricated to fit the opening.
Something to consider when building a sound proof recording studio is to provide proper ventilation, air conditioning and heating to the spaces. Since the rooms will have air tight seals for doors and windows, you must have proper ventilation and fresh air for your artists and engineers. Proper Ventilation The best way to accomplish this is by having a separate fresh air supply blower and a separate exhaust fan blower. This way you can exchange the stale air with fresh... Read more »
A proper recording studio design would include not only wall, ceiling and floor sound proofing but would also include layout for the following: 1) ISO Booth 2) Live Room 3) Control Room