Building an indoor music venue is something most audiophiles dream about. The thought of being able to create music at home excites them in a manner that only a few things can. If you’re one of those audiophiles wanting to have your own indoor music venue, here are some of the things you should prepare for to pursue your dream:
- Find a Good Location
Just as in building your house, you will have to find a good place to build your music venue. You can look at the garage as a possible option, giving you a lot of space for your instruments like the drums after sound proofing. A room in a house is also a good option, although it must be spacious enough to accommodate the instruments you are planning to have.
- Prepare the Essential Equipment
There are certain things that your indoor music venue should have, like a recording computer. Your desktop or laptop computer should suffice, especially if you install recording software that you can download from the Internet.
There must also be studio monitors at your music venue. You don’t really need to invest in expensive monitors, as you can shop for nice sounding monitors sold at affordable prices to get your music venue up and running.
You will also need good headphones, as well as a trusty microphone.
Finally, you will need an audio interface to connect the microphone, headphones, and monitors to your computer.
- Seal the Doors and Windows
Soundproofing is a very critical concern when building an indoor music venue, especially if you intend to record music. A sound leaking in your venue, or an external noise, can ruin the music you intend to record.
As such, you will have to close and seal the doors and windows. You would want to have a heavy door in the studio or add weight to the existing door by applying special vinyl material that can serve as a good sound isolation barrier. The door should seal completely when shut. You can look for regular sealing strips sold at DIY stores.
- Decide on the Wall Colors
You must also decide on the colors of the wall. I’d suggest hiring a professional painting company like Greater Toronto Painters. Generally, warm colors like yellow and orange are stimulating while cool colors like green are relaxing. Lighter colors are not only pleasing to the eyes but also require less lighting which can save you a few bucks on your electric bills.