STUDIO I: The Wiring
When I bought my house, I realized that there was no way I could afford to put in a proper studio ‘room within a room’ of proper size for really good acoustics right away. On a different track, my house has a crawlspace. When I went under the house to run a network cable between two rooms I decided, since I had to be down there anyway, to create structured cabling throughout the entire house so that every house could have Ethernet (I’d had very bad performance issues with WiFi.) Now after living there for a few weeks I realized that every room has it’s own unique sound and I decided that, since I already had cabling in place, I’d add audio and digital lines to each room. It turns out that it’s not that hard to expand lo-z audio, SP/DIF and lightpipe connections. This gave me the ability to use each room as either:
a) A place to record; each room having a ‘special sound’
b) The ability to put visting musicians anywhere I needed for recording
c) The ability to put all the computers in and run computers out of sight and out of earshot.
STUDIO II: The Acoustics
I picked a particular bedroom to use as a control room and began fitting that with acoustic treatment. There’s a ton that needs to be learned about this stuff and I can recommend [...]