Home Recording Studio Design – Start with a plan!
You don’t have to be an artist or expert . . .
. . . to plan out a recording studio in your home. There are some things you will need to consider before you dive in and purchase equipment.
Some of these items may be obvious and some not so much. I’ll touch on a few here and you can check out more under the Your Studio tab up top. Home recording studio design does not have to be hard so let’s keep it simple.
Not only the final frontier but also how much room you have available to set up shop. In a previous post I mentioned I started out with a small table (maybe 2×2 feet square) that sat in my living room. I did this when most equipment was not as compact as it is now, though rack mount is rack mount and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.
So first thing first, define how much space you can allocate to your studio and don’t p*ss off your roommate or significant other. This will not score points you may need to convince them why you need that new black box that costs hundreds of dollars. Get it?
Power & Connectivity
Make sure you have readily available power. I’m sure you all seen those nasty looking extension cords strewn haphazardly across the floor at someone’s house before. You want at least one maybe two outlets close by. Then you can use a power strip (or conditioner) to provide more outlets. Please do use grounded outlets.
Having access to the internet will be crucial at some point if not right out of the gate. You can rely on wireless but it’s nice to have a physical connection nearby. Trust me on this. We’ll discuss more on this later.
Do I need to explain this? Of course I didn’t have any with my first home studio.
If it’s only you at first plan on having room for at least a couple of friends so they don’t have to sit on each others la. If you are limited on space make them sit on each others laps, take photos and post them on your favorite social media site with some lame caption. Really, this is what friends do, c’mon.
Summing it up
Now that you know how big the garage is you can buy a vehicle that will fit. That’s code for buying equipment that’s gonna fit in your space. lame. This gives you some direction to start and there will be more on home recording studio design under the Your Studio tab above. Now go see what you have available to get your studio up and running.
Until next time …