Today is moving day at my house.
(If you’re new to Home Studio Corner, lemme catch you up. My wife Pam and I have a 2-year-old boy and are expecting TWIN girls soon. Like, they could come next week or next month.)
So today we’re finally moving into our new house. It’s about twice the size of the house we’re in now, and it has enough space for all these people we keep creating, plus a downstairs/basement space for the studio.
Shopping for a house is such a weird experience as it is, but add in “recording studio space” to the must-have list, and your options dwindle pretty quickly.
So there’s never a “perfect” place to have a recording studio, but this one is pretty sweet.
The room itself is about 20′ x 21′, including a couple of closets. It’s got a cool vibe to it (exposed brick, hardwood floors), and it also has lots of potential for future renovations and customizations.
It’s directly beneath the master bedroom, so I don’t have to worry about sound leakage up to the babies’ room. And it’s adjacent to a small kitchenette/laundry room, so I won’t have any kids playing just on the other side of the studio door (and there was great rejoicing in the land!).
The funny part of all this is that the lady who’s buying our current house actually offered to PAY us to leave all my acoustic treatment up on the walls.
I said heck yes.
I didn’t feel like yankin’ down all that stuff and patching up the walls and re-painting.
So now I’ve got a clean slate. A new room with no acoustic treatment and LOADS of potential.
SOOoooo….there’s much to learn. I’ve already got a call in to my buddy Gavin Haverstick. He’s a professional acoustician and studio designer, and I’ll be consulting with him on the best way to utilize the space.
And, of course, I’ll be documenting everything to share with my lovely customers. 🙂
Speaking of…Gavin and I actually produced a KILLER product a few years ago called “Understanding Your Room.” We covered all sorts of aspects of optimizing your room to get great recordings and mixes.
One of the first things on my to-do list in the new house is to pull out those videos and re-watch ’em for myself.
After consulting with Gavin and coming up with a plan for my new studio, I’ll be adding that to the Understanding Your Room content area. We’ll probably end up doing another webinar for existing UYR customers to cover the new material.
This should be SUPER fun.
You can get a head-start on watching the existing videos here:
It sells for $97, but if you’re a VIP member, you can get it for 30% off (that’s around 30 bucks off).
If you want to take advantage of that discount, become a VIP member here:
and then go to the “Member Discounts” page and place your order for Understanding Your Room.
Okay, that’s it for today.
If you don’t hear from me tomorrow, I’m passed out in the back of a moving truck somewhere.
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