Whether one is a professional musician, a music teacher, or just a budding musician, setting up a home music studio is a must. There are at least three important considerations when setting up a music studio so that it is functional, as well as inviting.
Although a space the size of a professional studio is not needed, make sure that it is large enough to not only accommodate the instrument or instruments, but that it is also comfortable and quiet. A comfortable space will allow better focus and concentration if there are no distractions.
Temperature and Humidity
Many musical instruments, especially wood instruments, are temperature sensitive. Acoustic guitarists who play outside are always tuning with changes in temperature. Not only will a temperature and humidity controlled space keep an instrument in tune and playable, but it will also help to maintain it and prevent damage that can occur from rapid temperature or humidity changes. If a new space is being designed from scratch, consider injecting spray foam insulation Maryland in the walls and ceiling. The foam fills the wall and ceiling cavities and provides a moisture and sound barrier.
The shape of the room; the materials used in the construction of the floor, the walls, and the ceilings; and even the angles of the walls themselves can affect the acoustics of a room. A room can have too much of an echo or be too dead sounding. The space should accentuate and add to the sound of the instrument and not detract from it. When selecting a space, play an instrument or sing in the room to get a feel for its acoustics. Choose the space that sounds right.
A music studio can be a great addition to a home and provide many years of enjoyment. If nothing else, consider the space, temperature, and shape of the room for the best acoustic sound.