I am currently doing a major overhaul of my home studio. This has been in the works for a long time, but I have finally gotten a design and layout that works best for what I want to accomplish. For too long, I have worked in very cramped quarters with a lot of excessive junk lying around (I gradually built my studio in a room originally designed as a study or spare bedroom, and much of the room's original purpose was leftover), and with an arrangement to my setup that's very difficult to work with.
In the coming weeks, I'm completely rearranging the studio, dismantling old, partially collapsing, bookshelves, installing new lighting and the big one, all new acoustic foam and treatment. I will still have to replace some of the bookshelves with newer, less decrepit ones for my sheet music library, but they will be in a new location to optimize space and put everything I need into one working triangle. The big addition to all of this will be a small isolation corner for recording solo instruments singers or voice actors. This is one of my biggest requests from clients and one that, in my current arrangement, have been unable to adequately host due to the smaller size of the room and the current (read: poor) setup of equipment. With a new layout, I will have plenty of room and soundproofing to accommodate a single instrumentalist or a singer with no issues.
I'm hoping to have this finished by Thanksgiving at the latest, and have already rented the dumpster to start removing anything I don't need, as well as problematic items such as the rug (starting to fall apart and it tends to bunch up, will get a new one), low hanging light, and the aforementioned shelves. I will post a series of images showing the before and after of the room, as well as some nice shots to help promote the new features.
In addition this project, I have just begun wrapping the recording for my Satie album, and am planning the layout and artwork for the cover and booklet while I start the final mixing and mastering. Once that has been finished, I will share the final cover art here as well.