Here at Rough Wood Recording Studio we’re always trying to make it easier to get the right sound and the right mix… and even the right mastered sound for our clients. It’s easy to get discouraged or think that someone somewhere else has the magic room or piece of gear.
I’ve been talking to studio designers and realized that the best ones have the same things in common: They know their stuff when it comes to acoustics, and they know how to work with what you’ve got.
A good example of working with what you’ve got is Electric Lady Studios in New York City. It’s an old working studio from an era when the engineers made do with what they had and the control rooms reflect that. The rooms are wider than deep, and with New York real-estate at such a premium, not as big as you’d expect. But they’ve pulled out every trick to make them work. And they do sound good!
Our room is good, but I’m on a quest to really tamp down the low end below 125Hz.
Over the next few weeks or months we’ll be addressing those low frequencies. At each step we’ll be testing to see how we’ve done and what is still left to do. I don’t expect this to be easy.
You have to do the same thing with your song writing, playing, even band presentation and how you sell merchandise. The way you get bookings or how you present yourself in an interview are always up to be improved on.
When the room sounds just right we’ll move on to something else to make your experience here at Rough Wood Recording Studio even better.
You keep improving too. One day you’ll look back and realize you’re the success you wanted to be.