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4 Things You Need to Consider Before Building A Sound Studio


What you need to know before starting your project in Dubai

Building a sound studio is a big undertaking. There are many things to consider before you even start buying equipment or building the studio.  Learn what you should consider before building a sound studio in Dubai, UAE.



What will you be using the studio for? It is not feasible to build a studio that can do everything. The purpose of the studio determines how your studio designer will build it and what equipment you will need. Think about where you want your musical career to go, and what you will need in the future. If you are a vocalist, you will need equipment such as a high-quality microphone and preamp, plus, in your studio, proper acoustic isolation. But what if you decide to join a band in the future? Then you will need more space (and more acoustical treatment) along with several mics, preamps, and processors.


Establish a realistic budget. Make a list of everything you will need before you start buying. Buying as you go will prevent you from adequately allocating your budget to each piece of equipment. There is a lot of things that you will need, and they are not cheap. Some standard components are a computer, audio interface, software, microphones, monitors, acoustical treatment, and a lot of cables. Also, consider adding furniture, lighting, and building materials to your list.  Plus, there’s a lot of labor needed to design, build and full integrate your studio.  One master budget is critical to determining the overall scope and plan before spending valuable resources.


Figure out how much space you will need for your studio. If you are a mix engineer, space may not be as crucial as it is to a performing musician. Accurate monitoring should be your focus. If you are recording vocals, you will need a room that doesn’t make you feel cramped such as properly sized isolation booth.  Those interested in recording multiple instruments will need plenty of space for both people and equipment. You want enough space for everyone to play their instrument and/or sing comfortably. Choose a room that is big enough to hold everyone, but also far away from any noise pollution like roads or other loud noises. If you have neighbors, try to be considerate to them as well.  Isolation between the technical spaces is crucial.


This is probably one of the most important things on this list. You could have the perfect plan for a studio only to have the local government shut it down for being non-compliant. Do your research, and make sure you are following all applicable laws.


The easiest way to build a sound studio in Dubai, UAE, is to trust a professional to help you through the process. David Frangioni partners with the top manufacturers in the recording business and has the experience to put together a top-notch system that matches your needs. If you are interested, contact us today to see why some of the top names in music have trusted us with their sound.


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