Release 3

Not that I am thinking too much about the new studio. First sketch of a working design. We will move to a surround monitoring system for this release of the studio. Dimensions are roughly 20 by 23 for the main recording space, 15 by 22 for the control room and 7 by 10 for the iso room. The wall by the grand piano will be windows letting natural light into the studio.

3 replies
  1. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    That’s a lot of doors swinging into doorways or other areas. I’m not a big fan of sliding/patio-type doors, but pocket doors have their appeal. Might those work?

    And the piano – is the door leading into that room a door leading in from outside? If so, I might reconsider due to the humidity that might come in. Keeping the piano in tune could prove to be more taxing than you had previously thought.

    I still can’t get over how wonderful your new house is!

  2. Richard Cleaver
    Richard Cleaver says:

    Hi Andrea.

    Based on your comments, I can tell that you have not designed a recording studio before 🙂

    The design is sourced from the Walters-Storyk Design Group — one of the top recording studio design firms in the world.

    The design layout is quite deliberate and takes into account the size of the space, the desired acoustic characteristics as well as the need for sound locks and acoustic isolation between rooms.

    Having said that, the design is still preliminary as we are awaiting blueprints of the house to get the specific measurements. And I may want to shift the main recording area and the isolation booths around. But the sound locks and the “swinging” doors are required.

    With respect to your comment about keeping the piano in tune, it is standard practice to tune a piano before any important recording work regardless of climate control. Tuning is an essential component to capturing a high quality recording and applies to virtually all acoustic instruments. Keep in mind that humidity is but one environmental factor. Change of temperature can also cause certain instruments to lose their tuning.


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