Building a professional recording studio

Home Recording Studio

A Home Recording Studio, This has been a project that i always wanted to work on and complete without being limited by time, money or space. But unfortunately, in reality, every time we start a recording project, we are limited by one of these constraints, amongst other things.

This post is to give all my viewers an over view of the building process and components of our new Ottawa recording studio. Please note that this was a purpose built studio from the ground up and we left nothing to chance. The studio was built for solo instrument recording and vocal recording. We built it to the highest standards by following Sound studio construction handbook. If you are not familiar with this book and you are looking to build your own recording studio, i highly recommend it.

We initially started the construction of our home recording studio with an unfinished basement, the ceilings were 9ft high and the duct work was already in place. There was already a room in the back of the basement as well as a bathroom.

Here are a few pictures of the initial set up.

Basement Before the build

Basement Before the build

Broken Wall for the booth

Broken Wall for the booth

Future Vocal Booth

Future Vocal Booth

 

We spent a lot of time deciding how to configure the booth, we know that according to our handbook, we wanted to build a booth that had minimal parallel walls as well as floating floors, floating celling clouds and well insulated from the outside world.

 

From now on, i will do less talking and i will let the pictures speak for them selfs. If you have any specific questions regarding the studio build, send us an email and we will be glad to answer.

 

Enjoy!

Broken Wall for the booth

Broken Wall for the booth

Future Vocal Booth

Future Vocal Booth

Basement Before the build

Basement Before the build of home recording studio

 

Control Room Framing Front Wall

Control Room Framing Front Wall

Control Room Front Wall Framing

Control Room Front Wall Framing

Rear Control Room Wall before the walls

Rear Control Room Wall before the walls

Vocal Booth before the walls

Vocal Booth before the walls

Lounge Room outside studio

Lounge Room outside studio

Vocal Booth Window and Framing

Vocal Booth Window and Framing

Control Room Framing, Front Wall

Control Room Framing, Front Wall

Vocal Booth Window before window

Vocal Booth Window before window

Vocal Booth Window before window 2

Vocal Booth Window before window 2

Vocal Booth Window before window 3

Vocal Booth Window before window 3

Control Room Framing Left Wall

Control Room Framing Left Wall

Control Room Framing Right Wall

Control Room Framing Right Wall

Control Room Framing Right Wall 2

Control Room Framing Right Wall 2

Control Room Interior Wall, Drywall

Control Room Interior Wall, Drywall

Control Room Front Angled Wall, Drywall

Control Room Front Angled Wall, Drywall

Vocal Booth, Interior Angled Walls

Vocal Booth, Interior Angled Walls

Vocal Booth, Interior Angled Walls

Vocal Booth, Interior Angled Walls

Sound Diffusor Box Build

Sound Diffusor Box Build

Sound Diffusor Box Build 3

Sound Diffusor Box Build 3

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 4

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 4

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 5

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 5

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 6

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 6

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 7

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 7

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 8

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 8

Studio Insulation, more and more and more

Studio Insulation, more and more and more

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 8

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 8

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 9

Sound Diffusor Box DIY 9

Right control Room wall insulation

Right control Room wall insulation

Right control Room left wall insulation

Right control Room left wall insulation

Wall Fabric under diffusor

Wall Fabric under diffusor

Wall Fabric under diffusor 2

Wall Fabric under diffusor 2

Wall Fabric under diffusor 3

Wall Fabric under diffusor 3

Bass Trap in control room corner

Bass Trap in control room corner

Bass Trap in control room corner 2

Bass Trap in control room corner 2

Rear wall diffusors

Rear wall diffusors

Control room celling bass trap, angled wall

Control room celling bass trap, angled wall

Right control room wall drywall

Right control room wall drywall

lounge wall and paint

lounge wall and paint

Control room fabric and paint

Control room fabric and paint

Control room fabric and paint 2

Control room fabric and paint 2

Control room fabric and paint 3

Control room fabric and paint 3

Control Room equipment

Control Room equipment

Control Room finished diffusors

Control Room finished diffusors

Control Room celling tiles

Control Room celling tiles

Control Room celling tiles 2

Control Room celling tiles 2

Control Room celling tiles 3

Control Room celling tiles 3

Control Room LED Lights

Control Room LED Lights

Control Room LED Lights 2

Control Room LED Lights 2

Vocal booth finished

Vocal booth finished