Sonarworks Reference 4 Review

  Sonarworks Reference 4 review and explanation¬†of what it does. I can still remember my early days of recording in my parent’s basement. It was on a 4-track Tascam recorder back then. I’d spend so much time working on the mix: trying to get the low-end to sound deep enough without being muddy and the high-end crisp, but not too brittle or thin. Then, I’d mix down to a cassette

Platform Desk Review and Set Up

  Platform Desk Review and Set Up. I’ve had my eyes on the¬†Platform Desk by Output for awhile now. After many years of using an office desk for my studio desk – with my monitors sitting on top of a board propped up higher with other boards; with no good space for my rack gear (had to store it under the desk and crouch down to access them); and with

How to Soundproof a Door

How to Soundproof a Door When approaching the soundproofing your home studio, the door can often be the weakest link, and therefore the most critical to get right. While the walls, and even windows, can be airtight and sealed, the average interior home door is the one place with openings to the outside. Even that small space between the door and the floor is enough to leak out (or in)

Room Acoustics: DYI Acoustic Panels

In this post, I will give a brief history of my journey to understanding room acoustics for home recording studios; and, how I eventually ditched most of my expensive studio foam, and built my own DYI acoustic panels. Be sure to read my post on how I’m approaching my new studio design overall. In this post I go into detail about the layout for my space, including the initial thinking

Home Studio Update: Flood!

I haven’t had much time to post anything recently, because I’ve been quite busy with other things going on with my house. Just as we were starting to move in to our new place, we had a serious sewage flood. It messed up most of the first floor of the house, including the room planned for my new studio. The only good news in all of this, is that we

Day One: New Music Studio!

It’s January 1st 2019! It’s also the first day of a new year, the first post for my new blog and the first day of my new YouTube channel! (OK, technically, I didn’t post this blog post until Jan 2nd.) My family just moved into a new house that has the perfect spot for my new studio. I thought this would be a great opportunity to start the new year