What do i know about setting up a studio?
What do i know about setting up a recording studio?
Not much. and i believe that even more now after reading “Setting Up a Studio” by Gary Myerberg:
http://21stcenturyrecording.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/setting-up-a-studio-by-gary-myerberg/Very impressive Operations Manual and i have a new respect for audio engineering hopefuls interning at a commercial studio. And you say they VOLUNTEER for this?
So, how would i set up my studio? Good Question
Something do-able, too, in the gorilla genre of less is more:
WYSIWYG: House PA/monitor/tube amps/Behringer Xenyx 1204USB (c/w mic pre-amp & compressors) British style EQ mixer/ Tuscan Portastudio 424 analog mixer. Dimmable lighting for control of lighting design in the ‘party room’ to be made suitable as a set for an intimate live performance – complete with a selection of microphones, a laptop or iPad with DAW installed. Green Screen, tripods and light boxes for capturing the action on film as well as a projector & large size screen for projecting images or maybe lyrics (choke, choke)
a (soundproof?) room equipped with microphones/PC ready with DAW for recording interviews when absolute quiet is called for
Don’t Vex the Vibe!
do whatever it takes to get the best performance out of your talent
providing a well equipped commercial kitchen
complete with indoor BBQ grill & cold beer,
Sangria and maybe tequila with fresh fruit and lime mix for blending
frozen strawberry margaritas
and a fun loving chef/bartender on hand so no one loses their mojo
inspiring outdoor space for curating larger events
gardens for quiet reflection
where one can quickly ‘press record’ on the
chillin’ outside just got better after learning that if the need arises for a soundproof room for interviews, you can always just walk over to the driveway and
**use the car**
That's pretty much where i'm at and there's lots of room for improvement starting with better quality microphones. Stayed tuned for the developing story
**Thanks to 'Fridays at the Felt Lab' in St. Jacob's for that awesome field recording tip!