Once you’ve got a basic collection of recording gear
The next big task is designing your room.
While most beginners underestimate the importance of this step, the truth is…
A well-designed room can be the difference between smooth sailing and major headaches down the road.
So to spare you the months of frustration…
In this post, we’ll go through the ENTIRE step-by-step process of setting up your recording room the RIGHT WAY.
So let’s get started. First up…
STEP 1: Choose the best room
In an average household, you might have the option of 2-3 rooms to set up your studio.
If you only have one option…then just use that.
Otherwise, you have a decision to make…
And since some rooms are better for recording than others.
Step 2: Clear out the room
Once you’ve chosen a room, it’s time to prepare it for the project ahead.
So before we start adding new things INTO the room, let’s take everything that we don’t need OUT.
Clear off all floor space
Take everything off the walls
Remove anything that vibrates
If the room also doubles as bedroom, living room, etc…you may not be able to clear it out completely, but anything that CAN be removed, SHOULD be removed.
Step 3: Add Acoustic treatment
Previously in Chapter 3, I showed you everything you need to know to put together an amazing acoustic treatment plan on virtually any budget.
Now that you have an empty room to work with, it’s time to put all that knowledge into practice.
So put up your acoustic treatment, and come back when you’re done.
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Step 4: Arrange your Workstation
Now that you’ve got an empty room with great acoustics, it’s time to add some gear.
Since your desk/chair will always be the centerpiece of your room…
It makes sense to start with those two.
While any desk/chairs you have lying around the house can be used for starters…
Ideally you probably want your workstation to look a little more professional if at all possible.