Don’t run the risk of turning your housemates or neighbours into enemies and install effective soundproofing that will minimise any disturbance. Thankfully, soundproofing your music studio is relatively easy!
Simply measure your walls and buy enough acoustic foam to cover them sufficiently. It’s very easy to apply and once you’re finished, the sound will be minimised for others. You could go one step further by installing double glazed windows or purchasing solid wood doors.
Organise the space
You’re likely going to have to fit a lot of equipment into a small space, so it’s important to get organised. Invest in clever storage solutions like some sturdy floating shelves, some drawers or even a fitted wardrobe to make the most of awkward spaces.
Then, you want to give the whole place a thorough clean and make an inventory of all your equipment. You could also create dedicated storage spaces for wires and cables because, let’s be honest, there’s going to be a lot of them!
Pick the right flooring
It might seem unimportant, but choosing the right flooring can improve the soundproofing of a room. Instead of wood flooring, opt for a thick carpet that will help absorb the sound. It will also give the studio a cosy feel, which is never a bad thing.
Update the lighting
Considering how much time you’re going to be spending in your studio, you want to choose a lighting design that aids concentration and focus. Keep your studio bright and optimistic with some daylight LEDs that will not only illuminate what you’re doing, but also keep you awake and alert. Warm lighting will most likely make you sleepy.
Check your equipment
Depending on the kind of music you want to create, there’s likely a tonne of equipment you’re going to need. From studio headphones to music laptops, mixers, supportive chairs, music cables and instrument amps, the list is seemingly endless. Just make sure you have everything you need before designing your studio.