I thought that this might interest those with home studios like myself. I recorded my fourth solo instrumental album over the past few years and decided to film as many of the sessions as I could. It enabled me to put together a “making of” video using a lot of the footage that I captured during the recordings.
I've just finished and uploaded the video of the penultimate song and video from my upcoming album. This track has been in the works for the past three to four months. In that time I've survived getting the dreaded C***d amongst other things.
The track is in two parts and I used alternate acoustic guitar tunings as an experiment. My good friend Mark Beling (also a guitarist) caught C***d at the same time as I did and I decided that when we get through the recovery I'd invite hI'm to contribute to the song.
Egg Studio began in a dungeon in an industrial park in Essex Road in London.
- Soundcraft Spirit 24 x 8 x 2 mixing desk
- Casio FZ1 sampler
- Fostex 8 Track Recorder
- Yamaha SPX 90
From there it moved to a small room at Fortress Studio in Clerkenwell London. Equipment included;
- Atari Falcon digital recording computer system with 4 megs ram
- 100 megabyte hard drive
- S900 sampler
Building a home studio, but this is what i'm working with, looks like there's no two-ways about it in terms of budget, location etc.:
-Building it in a shipping container. Yup, that's right. About 20'x6.5', height around 6.5'-8'
-Budget for sound-proofing and acoustic treatment: around $7,000 maybe could go a little more.
Anyone have any ideas how to do this right? And i will NOT be reading Rod Gervais's book before this, mainly because of time.
To explain the situation better, I'm going to list some info
If I plug my microphone (condenser) ----> Focuriste, then I get lower/almost nothing radio noise
If I plung my microphone (condenser)/or my p10 guitar cable (even without the guitar) ----> PreSonus Bluetupe V2 Pre Amp ----> Focusrite, the I get a larger amount of radio noise.
What would you recommend I do for the acoustical aspects to making the room acceptable for mixing?
The room size is 11'4" x 11'.8" x 9' ceiling. (Not ideal, I know.)
Also, if I'm not soundproofing the room, would it make any different if I installed a sound room double door?
Howdy folks. I haven't done anything out of the box for over 10 years, too much traveling. Just DI'd guitars... I'll be back to recording soon enough, standard rock/pop stuff/r&b stuff - guitars, drums, bass, vocals and the miscellaneous acoustic instrument.
I sold most of my old recording gear and stayed with only a single sm57. I'm trying to put a budget and list together for a mic collection under $2000 - used.
This is what I've got so far:
E609 - $100
- He pays me monthly rent for the space
- He keeps the profit from each session, minus whatever he'd pay me for session work.