So without further ado, here is a sketch of what the new Montana recording studio’s layout is going to be. The total square footage is about 385 square feet, which may not be huge, but is a full 100 square feet larger than my New York space, and I accomplished a lot of amazing work there. Scheduled opening is June, 2011.Forgive my less than amazing art skills and handwriting. There is a reason I got into music instead of calligraphy. I’ll elaborate more below.
1.) Large iso booth (approx 7’6” x 9’5′ interior.) This is about a foot longer on either side than my booth was in in my Times Square recording studio and will be great for handling everything from vocals to drums, to string sections, horn sections and more!
2.) Medium iso booth (approx 7′ x 5’9″) A second iso booth! This excites me. It will be great for singers, acoustic guitarists, percussion, solo instruments and more. The window provides a great line of sight into the other booth, and of the control room are.
3.) Large Amp Iso Cabinet (appr0x. 3’6′ x 3′ and 3’3″ tall interior) and 4) Medium Amp Iso Cabinet (approx. 2’6″ x 2’6″ and 2′ tall). These amp cabinets are like minature isolation rooms for just a guitar amp. These will make it easy to accomodate a full band recording live together in the studio wil great isolation and seperation.
5.) Nice big comfy couch for clients to sit on.
6.) Control desk. 7.) Outboard Racks of Gear. 9.) My chair…
8.) Full 88 key weighted keyboard. The Yamaha keyboard has fantastic playing action, and is placed convieniently outside the window of the medium control room to allow for geat visual communication between a pianist and singer. The keyboard can also easily be moved into one of the isolation rooms if the singer plays piano themselves.
I’m really excited to complete the construction and acoustic treatment of the space. The recording studio will allow an incredible amount of flexibilty in dealing with all sorts of artists and bands, allowing everyone to work in a way that is most comfortable for them.