Tired of your spare room serving as a storage space in your home? Want to give yourself a space at home to explore your creative freedom?
What better way to solve both problems than create your very own music studio inside your house?
From improving your acoustics to getting the perfect set up, we’re sharing all our best tips and tricks on how to transform your spare room into the music studio of your dreams.
Before you can start on your new task, you need to clear out any of the old items or furniture currently residing in your spare room. Give yourself the proper time needed to go through everything and decide what you’ll keep and move elsewhere, donate, and throw away. The less stuff in the room, the better it is for recording. Clear out as much as you possibly can, even in the closets and storage areas of the room.
Next, it’s time to take your idea from inside your head onto paper. You don’t have to be an artist for this, just sketch out a rough idea of what you want your studio to look like. Going in with a decent idea of what you want the finished product to look like will help it come to life.
Before you can call any room a music studio, proper soundproofing and acoustics are necessary. Bedrooms typically have hard flooring, windows, and drywall – some of the acoustically worst aspects a room can have if it’s going to become a studio. That means you need to invest in the right acoustic materials to soften up the surfaces for better sound. Sound panels on the wall are good items to start with.
You can’t be a serious musician without some serious musical instruments! If you are committed enough to create a studio out of your own home, then it’s time to find high-quality musical instruments, like the best snare drum you can find or that one guitar you’ve had your eye on for some time now. Don’t forget about all the other equipment you’ll need – speakers, cords, amplifiers, microphones, etc.
Producing your own music adds an entirely new aspect to your favorite hobby. Now, you’ll also need the proper equipment to record the music you make and edit it as you see fit. For these producing tasks, don’t forget about the computers and computer accessories you’ll need. Make sure your computer has the capacity to handle the types of music processes you’ll be engaging with.
With your equipment, acoustics, and computers all set up and ready, it’s time to get it all connected so it’s ready for use. If you’re not entirely comfortable in this realm yet, no worries. There are plenty of professionals you can hire to come set up your studio and make sure it’s ready to go.
Bolstering your studio room with soundproof panels on the walls is a great way to control the sound you make, but you can take it even further. When you accessorize the studio with soft textures, they’ll absorb more of the sound and improve your overall acoustics. Don’t be afraid to layer rugs, add fabric couches and throw down pillows and blankets.
Soundproofing set? Check. High quality equipment and computers connected and ready to go? Check. Comfortable, cool, home studio space? Check. Now all you need to do is sit down and make some sweet, sweet music.
Your spare bedroom doesn’t need to be your catch-all or storage space anymore. Make the most of your extra square footage and your passion for music by turning that once-forgotten space into the music studio of your dreams with the tips above!