Building a Home Recording Studio

Building a Home Recording Studio

September 11, 2019 0 By Kailee Schamberger


Hi! I’m Dani and I’m building a home recording studio. In this room. It is a tiny useless space between the kitchen and the bathroom. I have no idea why the architect thought this could be useful, but it’s ok because it gives me the opportunity to buy my studio. Now, as a studio this space has a number of minor annoyances. Annoyance number one. There is no power sockets at all and no lighting. That means that if I close the doors as I would have to after I soundproof the place, then I’m left in absolute darkness. And that’s scary! So let’s start by fixing that. For power I’m going to use this power strip to which I just replaced the cord. And for lighting I will be using this LED tube. I bought it for the kitchen but it came with a bump so I couldn’t use it. But it will do for this. Now, this is when I blow out a fuse. It works! Annoyance number two. Where do I put the audio equipment? Fortunately I had one of those versatile IKEA book cases laying around. And everybody knows that assembling IKEA furniture is always lots of fun! See? I got myself a five floor building. In the basement I have the power, in the first floor there’s some random boxes of audio gear, then you have the blinking lights department, the IT crowd, and microphones live in the attic. And this is when I lock myself in and test it, which brings me to… Annoyance number three. Acoustics are awful! But, hey! What can you expect from a square room with bare walls? I plan to add some sound dampening pannels later on, but for now I’ll have to do with something simpler. I’m going to use curtain rods to cover the walls with blankets. Hopefully, that will reduce audio reflections. Good news is that acoustics improved. They’re still far from perfect but good enough for a first try. Bad news is lighting is now terrible because light can longer bounce off the white walls. If you excuse me now, I will practice my vibrato. Oh! And remember to like and subscribe and comment and send me your firstborn… … or not. I don’t really care. I’m not a youtuber.