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Acoustic design for a recording studio

Home recording and music rehearsal studios present interesting acoustic challenges – principally sound insulation in both directions and the control of reflections within the room itself. We love working on them – and admit to a little envy with each one we do!

Anderson Acoustics recently acted as acoustic consultant for a new home recording studio being retrofitted into a house in Brighton. Our client is an award-winning UK singer-songwriter and we worked on the project with architect Linda Turner at iNature.

We provided acoustic design advice regarding the room size, layout and shape, as well as recommending the most appropriate acoustic finishes. We advised on both the internal acoustics within the recording space, and the environmental acoustics to prevent disturbance from outside and mechanical ventilation noise. It was also important to ensure that the noise from the studio itself would not cause any disturbance to neighbouring properties.

We performed sound tests and room acoustic checks to ensure that the space conformed to the required specification and we were pleased to receive positive feedback from the client, having met their expectations.

Joe Baggaley, Principal Consultant at Anderson Acoustics, commented “Who doesn’t want to be a rock and roll star? With proper acoustic design, anyone can construct a professional quality recording studio anywhere, meaning you can be as loud as you like, when you like, without bothering anyone”.

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