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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Lucasj94, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Lucasj94

    Lucasj94 Active Member

    Ok so big Noob here. I'm looking to slowly build a mini studio at my house and I want to use the corner of my room.
    I'm going to move the desk in the corner.. I want to get wood but im not sure which way to build it; a wooden wall coming out next to the window parallel to the wall on the right closing in the surfing poster on my wall or just coming from the same point but diagonally so it closes off the same location but in a triangle. not parallel. or just a squared in box enclosing the same area.
    Then of course i would put foam all around. one more quesstion would it matter if it was open exposing the top..like no roof. Or would you want the top enclose...thanks sorry if this is way confusing. Just trying to get an idea.... the attachment should be above

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  2. Lucasj94

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  3. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Read this first! Tweak's Guide to the Home and Project Studio
  4. Lucasj94

    Lucasj94 Active Member

    That in no way showed me a good layout for a booth? it's interesting though. I know a booth isn't completely neccessary but i still wana build one fun fun/project
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Hey kid, there are only so many walls you can build up in a tiny bedroom. Better you should keep it as a bedroom, complete with its bedroom decor. No really, I'm serious. You have a nice laptop, good software and what else? What? You want to buy wood and foam before purchasing any type of recording utensils such as microphones, headphones, speakers? You're going about this backwards. Purchase some SM57/58's, you don't even need special bass drum microphones. A couple of cheap Chinese condensers for drum overheads one might consider to be more appropriate than a pair of SM57's for overheads but hey, I've done that too and it works fine. I've done entire drum sets with just 57's and it still astounds me how good it all sounds. Get those cheap Sennheiser headphones for the band members and one good pair for yourself. Pick up a small pair of KRK RP 5's or equivalent. Plug it all in and see how it sounds in the room as it is. Since I specialize in live on location broadcast & recordings, I've made marvelous recordings in simply awful acoustical environments. It ain't the acoustics that keep a pop music recording from not sounding good but lousy engineering does. It's always great to have a beautiful acoustical studio environment. But those aren't bedrooms, they're studios that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. So just use the proper microphones as I've described and your bedroom will sound great, with or without making love to it. Just think that you are making an on location recording in the bedroom. Then you'll have no problems. It's all a state of mind & technique.

    On locations R US
    Mx. Remy Ann David

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