Three Tips For Recording With Sound Insulation

If you’ve never worked in a sound insulated studio then you may wonder what the fuss is about. Okay, so you can eliminate a little bit of background noise, but is that really worth the cost? Well, as anyone with studio experience will tell you, there’s more value to a sound insulated studio than meets the eye. Today we’ll be exploring three ways in which you can improve the quality of your audio and why sound insulated studios are still so popular.

1. Understand Your Space

If you want to use a sound insulated studio to its maximum potential then it’s vitally important that you understand the space you’re working in. While there are many commonalities between studios, the basics of sound design and using a controlled space are often the same. That’s why, before you even start, it’s vitally important to do your research to learn how best to utilise the space. On top of that, you’ll want to learn the specifics of the studio in question. Even the best studios have their pros and cons and while you’ll definitely be able to get a good sound out of an unfamiliar studio, the best sound will come when you know how best to use the space you’re working in.

2. Plan Ahead

Let’s face it, a shoot can get pretty complicated pretty fast. Even on a simple shoot, you’ve got multiple people working together and a lot of moving parts to keep track of. It’s a sad fact that sound design is often one of the heaviest casualties in this department. Working in a sound insulated studio will definitely help with this problem by minimising hassle and simplifying your workflow a great deal. That being said, the best way to solve a problem is to have the solution planned out in advance. So, when you’re planning your shoot, think your sound design through carefully and consider how you can use the space to your advantage. 

3. Treat Every Project As A Learning Experience

Every project comes with its own unique challenges and while you should always shoot for the moon, sometimes you have to accept that the benefits of a new project aren’t just in the end result. While a sound insulated studio will absolutely be an upgrade to the quality of any project, the best results come with iteration. All this to say that if you’re planning to do multiple projects then the best way forwards is to find a studio that’s right for you and stick with it. Over time you’ll become more familiar with the space and your end results will improve dramatically.