If you are a budding artist or musician, or you even want a place to record YouTube videos for your channel, a studio can be a greatly beneficial place to make your tech dreams come true. By building a room which has every piece of sound and visual equipment you could imagine, as well as sound proof walls- you will be able to work on your projects and create masterpieces without any interruptions or outside noise. But how do you create a studio without spending the earth?
- Location, location, location
The first and arguably most important consideration to make when you build your studio is where it will go. It could be that you turn your spare room into a small studio for recording your work. Or if you don’t have room in the house, a shed or garage could be a great option. You will want somewhere which has a decent amount of space, access to electricity and also somewhere close to home for convenience.
- Let there be light
If you have a build a studio from scratch in your garden, you can start by building a frame with Armstrong Steel and soundproofing the area. However, remember that daylight is a huge factor in any room, and it will make a massive impact on your videos and productivity within the studio. Remember to install a window or two, with thick glass which will block out any sound you make. This way you don’t lose natural light and you still have privacy.
- Seal the doors
The main feature you will need to have for your studio is soundproofing. Insulation within the walls will make light work of this, however the door will always be a place where noise can escape out of the studio from. To stop this from happening you can add a layer of sheetblok over the door which will cancel out sound. To seal the door when it is closed you can buy sealing strips from and DIY store which will do the trick.
If you think about it, now that you have sealed up all of the walls, the window and the door, where will your breathing air come from? It is incredibly easy to forget this part of the renovation because you are too committed to keeping noise in, however air is kind of essential for us to breathe. Make sure that you add some sort of ventilation to the room to enable airflow and also stop the equipment from becoming damp.
- Build an acoustic box
By creating a vent for air to escape your studio, you will have made a hole for sound to escape. To prevent this you will want to make an acoustic box. Tho will be a box made of MDF with an S shaped duct inside. You can find out how to do this online. Once this is all done, simply put in your equipment, get working and enjoy your private studio!