How to Get Your Recording Studio Set Up in 2023

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Studio Set Up

Getting a recording studio set up in 2023 can be a challenge. With the cost of living going up, the availability of studio spaces, and everything else going on in the world at the moment, it can be just another added stress to what should be an exciting experience.

That said, there are so many ways that you can still find some fun in making your studio a fantastic space that inspires artists and gets your production rolling. However, you need to plan carefully to ensure you go about it the right way. 

Getting new equipment

Getting a new recording studio means a lot of new equipment. This can be exciting, especially if you are currently just using the backroom in your flat to get recordings done. So, you should make sure that you are getting your hands on some great new tech and making sure that you are getting your money's worth out of your old. You should be ensuring that you are getting this stage right to get the most out of it later on.

#1 Researching what you need 

You are going to need to research what you need to get your studio up and running. Sound systems, microphones, mixers, and lights are all things that can help you tick all the right boxes for your studio, as well as create a general feeling of creativity and get your musicians ready to perform. You will find that by doing the correct research into what you need and getting the right items for your budget, you can begin to help create quality music and start making your money back.

#2 Selling your old kit 

Selling your old kit might be necessary. Maybe you want to do a full remodel, or maybe you want to just upgrade some equipment here and there. Either way, you will need to sell some of your older tech, which can help you make a little extra money. There are many different options for selling your older things, or even having them taken to scrap if they are not worth anything, or hanging on by a thread. 

#3 Pricing your older tech 

Pricing your older tech isn't easy. You need to be honest with yourself. It is easy to over-price equipment as you know the emotional value that you hold it to, but you need to remember that it is not the case. You should also make sure that you are not underpricing your equipment either. Doing lots of research and being honest with yourself about the wear and tear of an item can help you to make sure that your items sell quickly, giving you more room and space for newer equipment that you might be bringing in at the same time. 

#4 Shipping your older tech 

If you are shipping your older tech, you are going to need to make sure that it is all together, and you are making sure that you are taking care when it comes to packing fragile items, as you don't want anything to break while it is in transit. You should make sure that you are packing your items up correctly or in a specified way that the shipping company has stated. If you are selling your items on a site such as Gumtree, you might find it beneficial to look into professional Gumtree delivery services that can help you get your item from A to B on time, in one piece, and at a good price. You should take these fees into consideration when listing your items for sale.

Interior layout 

You are also going to need to think about the interior layout of your studio. This is taking things such as mood, space, and safety into account to make sure that you are getting the most out of your space. This is a huge task, to plan layouts and then get it to look exactly how it does in your mind's eye. You also need to think of something that looks good and makes the most of the room you have, which can also be a huge challenge in itself. Here are some of the ways that you can make the interior layout of your studio fantastic.

#1 Safety 

You need to know the ground rules for safety before coming up with any plans or ideas. You will find that you are going to face a lot of challenges with this, and a lot of your ideas might not be possible. You need to consider things such as fire hazards, and tripping hazards, and make sure that wiring is done right. You also need to make sure that onsite security is good, such as setting up security cameras, lights and alarms. You might also find it useful to look around your studio and get any leaks or damages repaired before you put your ideas into action. 

#2 Aesthetics 

You are also going to need to think about the aesthetics of your studio. You might find that it can be beneficial to your artists and help to keep the creative flow going. Decorations, lights, and wall decor can be a great way to boost your creativity, as well as make the space more comfortable and relaxing to work in, which is important when producing music of any genre. It can also help inspire artists, which can lead to some impromptu masterpieces. 

#3 Using the space 

You might have a couple of bands wanting to come in. This means that you are going to need to make sure that you have enough usable studio room in your studio for multiple singers, guitarists, and a drummer to be able to set up their kit to their preferred specifications.

This is important to your artist's comfort, to your safety, and to be able to get people settled in and producing straight away, without having to waste time shuffling around and setting up the studios before getting 'in the zone'.