Interior design is an important aspect for studio owners and musicians. But the most difficult thing is to make it work together with room acoustics, because room acoustics in recording studios is the most important aspect of all. If it wouldn’t be so important, we wouldn’t have seen those big famous studios, where the main tone hall is a former cathedral hall.
The quality of the source material – is the key secret to the quality of the final product. We are not talking here about arrangement or musician’s skills, but the quality of recording the instruments. Quality can mean several things. One of them, technically, is the lack of unwanted sounds. But what’s more important is capturing a natural, balanced sound of an instrument similar to what we hear in real life. The key to this is using microphones to capture the acoustic space. There exist plenty of acoustic spaces, so we desided to choose three of the most wanted ones and create them inside our facility. They are:
– Tone Hall #1 – a diffused space
– Tone Hall #2 – a live chamber
– Tone Hall #3 – a dead space
The Conrol Room is the place where an engineer makes his most important decisions about the sound. There are several principles of building a good control room and the choice depends on what kind of acoustic environment is comfortable for an engineer. There doesn’t exist just one rule. We decided to follow the idea of creating a “Reflection Free Zone” environment. This means that this room has a diffused acoustics with almost flat frequency response and that became possible by using various materials (diffusive, absorbing, reflective), different shapes excluding any parallel walls or other surfaces.
From the very beginning we tried our best to make interior design and room acoustics work together and due to that our studio became not only a good place for music recording but also a great environment for photo & video shooting.