Get out you hammer, nail gun and hardhat... This course by Jim Pavett will teach you how to take your initial studio design and transform it into the actual floors, walls and ceilings of your recording studio!
This course assumes that you've watched the Studio Edge 101 course and have got your basic plan in place. Now it’s time to solidify the design and start the construction!
The first section is all about design. Here you learn about the different kinds of spaces—from the Writing Room to the Control Room—and how they work together in the overall design. Next, you’re off to construction: In this collection of tutorials you get the inside info on the different construction materials you need to build your floors, walls, ceilings, doors and windows.
Next up is HVAC and electrical. These essential components must follow very specific design criteria to ensure that your studio is comfortable, acoustically quiet and free of those pesky grounding problems. Jim shows you the concepts to insure making that your studios mechanicals are top notch.
Wall treatments and isolation tips is next: In these tutorials, Jim takes you on a tour of some commercially available acoustic materials, explains what they do and shows you several different mounting techniques to help you balance out the absorptive, diffusive and isolation needs of your recording environment.
Now it’s time to move in your gear and set up the monitors. In this series of tutorials you learn how to spec out your gear, get everything wired up and ready to rock! However, before you can book your first session, you’ve got to fine tune the room! The final tutorials in this course explore all the parameters that must work together to get your studio sounding just right!
So before you build your first wall, sit back and be sure to watch all of the courses and videos in our Studio Design and Construction collection to get the job done right!
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Dv8ter wrote on February 7, 2016
Very American based but useful to review before setting up your studio. For professional studios I would get a well respected company to handle the whole process as no experience in any field will always introduce mistakes which can take time to analyse & expensive to rectify. With home studios try to get a professional to cast his ears on your creation as it always helps to get a second opinion that you respect.
Paul wrote on January 18, 2015
Very comprehensive and informative course, I have learned a lot about how to effectively design and project manage the build of a recording studio. I am looking forward to watching the case study course in this series for a hands on example of this theory.
Dan wrote on January 3, 2015
Great course on building a studio covering all the key points elements. This is showing the importance of all the small things that must be taken in account to avoid issues.
Ren wrote on December 5, 2014
MPV is my gold mine of knowledge, studio design, DAW's, graphic's ect...... All at a great price.
C1ph3rd wrote on September 7, 2013
Interesting tutorial. While I'm not planning on building out a recording studio anytime soon, it is interesting to understand the impact of construction and materials to the sonic qualities of a room
Mihai Coporan wrote on May 31, 2013
Very useful informations. Thanks!
T2C Scott wrote on May 8, 2013
Very good Tutorial, a lot of technical tips, technic,and advice was explained in this tutorial as well as material needed to sound/deaden proof your room.
Erwin wrote on March 22, 2013
The detail illustrations really give you a clear understanding of the floating walls and the affects dense materials give you a higher STC rating. Great work!
Rick Lecuyer wrote on March 2, 2013
As with Studio Edge 101, even more exacting info to help and guide novice or professional. Tons of great and useful ideas. Clear and conscise presentation and explanations.
Waiting patiently for 103. Thx Jim, Wonderful