The DIY approach to things makes it easier to accomplish things that most people wouldn’t ever bother to attempt. Take having your own recording studio. Why rent one when you can set it up yourself? If you’ve got the property, it’s easy to put up a pre-fabricated metal building kit and then equip it.
The best part about doing it this way is that both the building, and what you need to set up a recording studio, have become much more affordable thanks to technology. Start with one of our Miracle Truss® building packages – we’ve got several special offers right now. Here’s what to keep in mind when planning a recording studio.
Bigger is Better
One of the top reasons to consider a DIY metal building kit is that the bigger the room, the better your results will be. Let’s say you’re setting up a recording studio that needs to accommodate a band. You’ll need space for multiple musicians and their instruments.
Opting for a freestanding building also gives you the opportunity for growth. You’ll quickly max out a small bedroom in your house. You’ll also do away with the frustration of having to carefully make your way down hallways with bulky musical equipment. Wouldn’t it be much easier to drive up and drop it off?
It’s easy to miscalculate how much noise is all around you in a house. Imagine that you’re in the middle of a take and somebody flushes the toilet in the bathroom above you. You might think that a freestanding metal building is anything but optimal to use as a recording studio. This option has more going for it than you think.
The top advantage is that you can isolate your recording activities from the collection of noises generated in the average home environment – many of which are louder and more difficult to mask than you might think.
A metal building also gives you the ability to use one of the best flooring surfaces for recording. Concrete, it turns out, is ideal. You might think that carpeting would be preferred. This type of flooring surface does absorb sound – but in an unequal way. It’ll suppress high frequencies but now low ones. You’ll get unbalanced sound.
The cathedral-like spaces created by Miracle Truss® designs also allow for less struggle with echo acoustics that can be caused by low, flat ceilings directly above sound sources. These ceilings – as well as the walls – in most existing rooms are a recording studio’s worst enemy. Parallel surfaces made of drywall are notorious for creating echoes. The extra space of your freestanding metal building lets you create a large area with high ceilings. You can outfit it with asymmetrical walls and create irregular surfaces that will cut down on the need to compensate with acoustic treatment.
Don’t box yourself in. Design your ideal recording studio based on the amount of space you really need – along with room to grow – and then work with us to put up a structure made for the purpose. Request free information about Miracle Truss® buildings with this form.