Got a spare room in your home? It can be remodeled into so much more than a guest room or a hobby/craft room. Across Southern California, home recording studios are springing up everywhere. If you’ve always enjoyed recording and audio engineering work, you know that creating a music studio involves much more than just buying the equipment. With a bunch of equipment and no real planning, a room will be messy and
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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.
When designing your electrical and lighting systems for your recording studio, here are some things to consider: 1) Make sure you have isolated circuits “ dedicated” with an isolated ground for recording gear, amplifiers and musical instruments. 2) The lighting should be designed with fixtures that are surface mount rather than recessed (LED bulbs create little to no heat).
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
If you are planning on a new recording studio or remodeling your existing recording studio it is best to design and develop a plan that will accommodate your new, future and existing gear. Cable Configuration Needs Recording engineers have specific needs and the best solution to meet these needs is a custom desk with integrated rack systems that are not only easy to run but also have easy accessibility for your cabling and configuration needs. Video monitors are a big... Read more »