With a little imagination and proper preparation, you can turn your basement into a room dedicated to just about anything. If you have a habit or hobby that you’re passionate about, installing it into your home can make you appreciate it even more.
For you music fans, have you ever considered having your very own recording studio at home? We can help you prepare for it, with these tips for advice on prepping your basement dedicated to your passion for music.
Before you start imagining how you want to set up your studio, you need to make sure that the basement is ready to withstand anything. Waterproofing is vital for your health and safety. We can prepare your basement with our mold and waterproofing services, to ensure that no water will cause damage to all that electrical equipment and your sensitive musical instruments.
Let us do all of the prep work, so all you need to think about is how to decorate!
You’ll need to create a soundproof area for the actual recording booth and a separate area for additional microphones and equipment in the control room. Carpet flooring is the best way to go when building a recording studio, because it captures sound – a tile or wood floor would just reflect the sound and create an echo.
As for the walls, covering them in soundproof material will help absorb the extra reverberation. Using noise mufflers like egg-box material and barrier mats will do the job.
When your two areas are ready for furniture, you’ll also need a microphone and a computer for capturing your sounds in the recording booth. Put them in places where you are comfortable to sit and work.
The control booth is where you should store the remainder of your equipment and instruments. Having the equipment in the same room in which you record can cause technical glitches and an unpleasant feedback sound in all of your pieces. It can also affect your instruments’ ability to stay in tune, and can warp them, due to the temperature being warmer in the recording booth.
This is also why proper ventilation is important – it keeps the control booth cool, and prevents additional fan noise from being heard in the recording booth.
After your furniture is all set in place, decorate it to your interests! Show off your collection of axes, favorite band T-shirts, or your collection of CD’s. Whatever it is that inspires you to create your best work, showcase it!
Check out our gallery for more inspiration ideas on creating your perfect man cave:
- This site has a great outline on all the things you need to set up your own basement recording studio.
- If you have limited space, this may be the perfect option for a home office studio.
- This is a great example of a well-appointed control room.
If you live in the Atlantic County area and want to prepare your basement for a man cave of your own, call us at 888.665.3259.