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Monday
Feb052018

4 Essentials Every Recording Studio Needs To Have In Place

Whether you’re making your own music or setting up shop for others, a recording studio can be an incredible place. It’s in the studio that aspirations can become a reality. However, a studio alone isn’t enough to create a quality recording experience. You need to give it all the necessary amenities. Here are four essentials every recording studio needs to have in place.

Soundproofing

Ever listen to a record and wonder how it got such a clear sound where you can hear every note in such detail? It starts with soundproofing. You want to make sure that any sounds on the recording are there because they’re supposed to be. The proper insulation, made of things like foam and fiberglass, ensures that can properly isolate the sounds from the music recording. This way, you won’t be disturbed by outside noises and you won’t disturb others in the process.

Soundboard

It’s a classic image: a band recording a hot new single with an engineer in the other room, manning the boards while a producer looks on. A quality soundboard is a necessity for a recording studio. You need to pay attention to the tone of every single instrument and make sure it comes through well. This includes every element of a drum kit and every note on a guitar. You should also have experienced engineers and producers who will be able to give the performers good advice.

Microphones

Many artists depending on voices in order to sell a song on an album. If you’re not using proper microphones, the best voice could go to waste. You need to make sure that your microphones are reliable and in good condition. They should have proper connections and functioning stands. Make sure that everyone treats the microphones with all the necessary consideration and doesn’t act in a reckless manner (i.e., throwing them around)

Plumbing

You might be spending 10 hour days in the studio, if not more. Therefore, it’s crucial that your plumbing works properly. Take the time to evaluate your sinks and toilets. Make sure there aren’t any plumbing repairs you might need to make. If your plumbing isn’t functioning or is having some issues, call in a professional. This should all be taken care of before you start recording an album.

We hope this has given you a great idea of what sort of things a recording studio needs. If you are looking to open your own recording studio, this article will help you know what to prioritize. Should you have one already, you know what to keep in mind for renovations.

4 Essentials Every Recording Studio Needs To Have In Place

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