Living the Dream: Project Studios at Both Ends of the Spectrum. Why We Still Want Them and WHY We Still Need Them

AES Live: Expo - 141st Convention

Living the Dream: Project Studios at Both Ends of the Spectrum. Why We Still Want Them and WHY We Still Need Them

Recording Industry: Home/Project Studio

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Synthesizers, laptops, iPhones, Plug-Ins, VR, AR, 3D Audio … Where will this all end up? One thing appears certain—the Project Studio continues to be in demand; continues to be re-defined; and continues to be the Studio of Choice for a large percentage of the audio creation community. The need for small, comfortable, acoustically flexible audio production environments has not diminished in the face of proliferating digital/laptop recording options. But certain basics and certain concerns are still with us and we want to be reminded of them.

This presentation will address:

1. Studio Acoustic Basics for small rooms. This quick refresher will have an eye on isolation, internal room treatments and monitor tuning. Large or small, 2 speakers or 22 speakers - these principles apply.
2. Construction guidelines – the most important concerns in planning and execution.
3. What does all of this cost?
4. Survey of Project Studio case studies, including studios of a wide variety of sizes (and budgets). And, studios that have distinct recording rooms vs. “all in one” mix/recording rooms – some large, some small - one built inside a 140 sq. ft. Airstream Trailer (circa 1958), another built inside a luxurious log cabin deep in a Minnesota forest; another 22 feet below a luxurious new suburban home; and many more.

Presenters:
Renato Cipriano, Walters Storyk Design Group - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
John Storyk, Architect, Studio Designer and Principal, Walters-Storyk Design Group - Highland, NY, USA

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