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  1. Ben101

    Ben101 Guest

    I'm new to the recording side of audio. I have a DJ business so I'm familiar with the PA system side of audio, but no so much on recording. My family is building a new house and my dad has agreed to put a place in the basement for my band to reherse/record in. The band consists of a drummer, 2 guitarists, a bassist, and vocalist. I was wondering if you guys could recommend A) a possible room design B) possible equipment to get. The budget for equipment would be about $5,000-$8,000. Any help would be great! Thanks!
  2. aaronlyon

    aaronlyon Guest

    I've been in so many basements with live drummers that I have nightmares. If I were you, I'd get serious about making the room sound good by adding some serious acoustic absorbers/diffusors. Treat the room and preserve your hearing!

  3. Kevin Glenn

    Kevin Glenn Guest

    Everything you need to know about soundproofing, acoustic design, building practice rooms and recording space can be found here:

    Actually, its almost too much information if there is such a thing. Regardless, Sayers site is a wealth of information on the subject.
  4. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    If I had that kind of money to spend, I'd look for a professional to quote a room design. Must be some pro out there that could at least provide worthwhile help for ten, twenty, thirty percent of that figure - probably right in your own hometown. The room itself, if using the rest of the figure to actually build it, might end up being "usable". If you did all the building to plan, yourself, maybe quite usable(Though any rooms above it or anywhere near it would still be "unusable".).

    Don't let your Dad read this! Just be glad you're not MY kid... Drummers in the basement... Yeah, right.

    Equipment to put in it? Next time, next years budget...

  5. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    You should also visit the accoustics forum here at RO and read up on the subject. Once you understand the basics you can ask the proper questions and get help with your room plan. Some simple DIY treatments will go a long way in making any room sound better and the guys on the forum can give you specifics on the design. John Sayers site is also a great resource. Good Luck
  6. kats

    kats Guest

    Also, you can go to Aurelux's site and give them your room dimentions and construction materials of the basement and they'll email you reccomendations. Count on $1000 there.

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