You are here

Studio SOS: Studio Desk & Acoustics

Graham Battersby
Published April 2017
By Hugh Robjohns & Paul White

The room layout before Paul & Hugh set to work...The room layout before Paul & Hugh set to work...

The SOS team put their DIY skills to the test, constructing a new studio desk and optimising a home studio’s acoustics.

Living south of Manchester, Graham Battersby is in the fortunate position of having retired and, now that his children have all moved out, he’s managed to wangle the largest bedroom in the house as his new studio space. His previous setup occupied the rather smaller spare bedroom, which was treated with a quantity of Auralex foam panels plus two foam corner traps, all bought second hand on eBay. So having managed to peel the panels off the walls, he was ready to fix up his new space. That’s when he called us in, as he wasn’t sure as to the best way to deploy the acoustic treatment, and with the room as it stood he wasn’t happy with the sound he was hearing, even though he had a more than decent pair of Mackie’s original HR824 monitors. He also needed to be able to record vocals in the room using his new Neumann TLM103 microphone, both for his own band, EXIT7, and for any local musicians he might attract to the studio.

Graham’s studio recording system is based around a PC running Reaper, which wasn’t giving him any problems. He also uses a Korg D888...

You've only read 10% of this article, so to continue reading...

Option 1: Login to read this article if you have a Digital Subscription or Industry Controlled Circulation account

  • To read the full article online (in HTML browser format), please LOG IN at the top of this page.
  • Note: Your Digital subscription does not include downloadable PDF articles free of charge.

Option 2: Buy a Digital sub from our shop

  • A Digital sub can be bought from our Shop and used immediately, or contact our Subs staff to discuss an upgrade price to add Digital access to your existing Print subscription.

Option 3: Buy and download this SOS article in Adobe PDF format

  • Buy this article now and immediately download the PDF file to your computer.
  • PDF articles look identical to the printed magazine layouts (but exclude advertisements).
  • Note: Some shorter articles don't always have a PDF version.
Published April 2017