How to Turn Your Garage into a Recording Studio

If you are looking to build a home recording studio, but don’t have any space in your home, you may think of utilising the garage. If you don’t use your garage for anything, this can be a great idea, but obviously, if it is already in use, you will have to find a place for the items in there like a self-storage unit. Read on to find out the steps to turning your garage into a recording studio.

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  1. Declutter and clean your garage thoroughly. If your garage has been used for storage, you’ll want to give the walls and floors a good clean once you move everything out. You may find spider webs, dust, mould and perhaps other insects.
  2. Change your garage door for maximum protection of your recording equipment. You will also need it to be thick and close completely to block out sound. If you are looking for a company that can repair and install Garage Doors Taunton, visit https://www.upandoverdoorsltd.co.uk/garage-doors/garage-doors-taunton/.
  3. Add lighting and ventilation. This is to prevent humidity and related problems such as mould. This will protect the equipment you’ll be keeping there but also for your health.

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  1. Insulate and soundproof your garage. Garages can be cold, which is not great for instruments, nor comfortable for you when you’re working in there, so get it insulated. You could even add underfloor heating as you change the flooring as well. Soundproof it as much as possible so that your recordings are of a high quality.
  2. Decorate. This is the fun part. Make it look nice so you actually want to be in there.
  3. Get the recording equipment and furniture you need. This will include a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), an audio interface, speakers, headphones, a good computer, a microphone, a desk and a chair.

 

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