Follow one SOS reader on his quest to transform a box room into a studio worthy of the name!
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Techniques: Acoustics / Studio Design
This month’s Studio SOS challenge was to help a college music department get a better recorded drum sound.
Small rooms are often the trickiest to get right, as our visit to a TV and film composer’s new home studio proved!
This month, Studio SOS takes on a unique challenge: modifying a motorhome for use as a mobile recording studio!
This month, we travel all the way to Amsterdam to help last year's SOS Awards prize winner set up his brand-new, £14,000$20,000 studio!
The SOS team rushes to the rescue of a reader in Somerset suffering from boxy vocals, a weedy mix, and a dodgy tweeter.
Most SOS readers seem either to be setting up a studio or refining their existing setup, and could save money and hassle by doing much of the wiring and installation themselves. We explain how.
Another reader's studio gets the benefit of expert SOS staff attention. This month, it's the turn of Tim Way, whose mixes sound fine in his own studio, but don't travel well.
Most SOS readers spend a lot of time considering what equipment to buy, and learning how it works. But it's also important to consider the ergonomics of your studio if you're to avoid the possibility of painful, and surprisingly common, strain injuries.
In this final instalment, we present a practical overview of the 'room‑within‑a‑room' principle which is used in the construction of virtually all major studios.
Having dealt with walls and floors, we move on to the floors and ceilings of the studio, with a view to reducing sound leakage even further.
We turn our attention to uprating studio walls, as well as techniques for building sound‑isolating partitions.
This month, we examine doors and windows, the most vulnerable areas when it comes to sound leakage.