‘Moving Day’ – sounds exciting doesn’t it? New house, new beginnings, new routine! Great stuff… well….unless you own a studio and studio gear.
Don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t trade my new (first) house for anything! I have worked very hard to get there and I absolutely love it, it’s just that dismantling a studio, moving it and putting it back together again is quite a job!
For years I have had to be quite creative to make sure sound isn’t an issue in most of the environments (usually bedrooms or nooks under the stairs) that I have had my studio. From building shonky sound booths out of MDF to making ad hoc shelving for storage in a rack and everything in between, my studio has always had a rather DIY feel about it.
That is now all a distant memory of humble beginning as I consider my new studio in my new house. While it is, by no means, a million dollar studio fit for a 10 piece band, it is a studio and ONLY a studio! No beds here!
As I sit and look around my square box measuring roughly 2.5m x 2.5m with a rather large outside window and a door to the hallway, I have a 21.5″ iMac with protools at the ready and a Shure SM7B set up in the corner ready to record some IVR copy for one of my clients! There is a draw full of microphones, a Joe Meek preamp waiting for me to plug my microphone of choice into and acoustic treatment all over the walls!
I can’t wait to get started on the next project!