We've spent several weeks with Russ sharing the story of his home studio build. Over 8 parts he has unpacked his journey from the vision to the final result and in this article, Mike, Dan, James and Paul all give their verdict on if the studio fits the brief.
They say it's the small things that can make the biggest difference and I tend to subscribe to this philosophy, when it came to the final fittings in the studio this was where those small touches could make a big difference.
This article explains the frequency response curves displayed within the Reference 3 software. At first glance, the curves appear to be quite puzzling, and so in this article we aim to help you to understand what each curve represents and how to adjust Sonarworks Reference 3 settings.
With some common sense thinking about the construction, plus taking advantage of some great products now available at remarkable prices, it's not hard to build a reasonable sounding studio for recording and mixing at home.
As this series continues no studio installation would be of any use with electrics and cabling so in this post I'm going to talk about the challenges I faced and how a professional electrician was worth their weight in gold.
In Podcast 241 we asked if you would send in articles and pictures describing your own studio builds and to highlight the choices and decisions you made along the way so that the whole community could benefit from your idea, experiences and solutions. So far we have featured Bertrand Grichting's and Georges Majerus' studio builds. In this article Matt Weston shares his his experiences
We’ve spent a lot of time during this studio build series talking about aspect like vision, planning and concepts but now we are moving onto construction. The main aim of the physical construction was twofold. Fisrtly to meet building regulation requirements for things such as safety, energy efficiency etc and secondly to meet acoustic requirements to keep sound out and keep sound in.
In Podcast 241 we asked if you would send in articles and pictures describing your own studio builds and to highlight the choices and decisions you made along the way so that the whole community could benefit from your idea, experiences and solutions. Earlier this week Bertrand Grichting started this series off. Community member Georges Majerus has also been in touch to share his experiences with the community.
In Podcast 241 we asked if you would send in articles and pictures describing your own studio builds and to highlight the choices and decisions you made along the way so that the whole community could benefit from your idea, experiences and solutions. Community member and Sonnox Community award winner Bertrand Grichting has been in touch with his thoughts to get this series going.
In Podcast 241 we announced that we would like you to send in your studio build stories but we couldn't say what the prize was going to be. Now that the 3rd generation iLok has been announced we will be offering a limited number of prize bundles, each made up of an iLok3, an iLok pouch, an iLok lenses cleaner and an iLok sealable insulated drinking cup.
When one often mentions the use of glass in a studio some people look at you as if you are mad - glass gets a bad rap from some sections of the audio community, often associated with lots of hard surface and reflections.
The issue of security has come up several times in our discussions about our home based studios and as 57% of the community earn an income working from home we thought it would be helpful for each of us to outline what we do about security.
As I have already pointed out in my earlier post about my studio build there are a number of things you need to settle first. The first one is arriving at a vision of the studio that you want, that suits the work you do. The second thing is to make sure you've dealt with the necessary planning and building regulations. Once these two matters are settled then you can move on to the job of making the thing happen, but is it a DIY or do you need a builder?
In part one of my series on building a home studio I talked about the importance of vision and making sure you build you studio you need to fit your needs. Once you have settled on the grand idea then there's a part of the process that many creatives would perhaps rather avoid and that's dealing with the issues of planning and regulations. This is an area where I can't underline enough the need for professional advice.
For those who have been unaware the founder of Pro Tools Expert Russ Hughes has been building a new home studio. We couldn't let this pass without getting some information about the process and design so we have asked him to write a series covering the entire process. We hope that it will help others considering a home studio build. Over to Russ...
In this first article on building my home studio I want to talk about vision, because as I learnt the hard way vision is everything, let me explain
Ben Nemes, who until recently was Pro Audio Sales Manager for Avid UK, has now teamed up with AKA Design founder Guy Wilson and Mike Watson, owner of systems integrator AbsoluteCAD to launch a new business called SpaceCrate.
When designing music studios we can sometimes pay so much attention to the audiable factors we forget some other factors that matter too.
Back in January just before the NAMM show, James, Rex and Paul Drew of Studio 1 Expert had the opportunity to visit some of the finest recording studios in Los Angeles. Most of these studios were fully booked, which is a good thing. Sadly being booked out did mean we were not able to take pictures. However we arrived at United Recording Studios on Sunset Boulevard early enough to get a good look around and be able to take some pictures and be able to share them with you.
Both products clearly fall under the same category of "room correction software" with both companies taking totally different approaches in design and usability. The two solutions are separated by quite a large price gap, that for now we will put aside so that we can compare what the main differences are between them.