By Stephanie Ciccarelli
September 9, 2008
When so much of your time and energy is spent behind the microphone, now may be the perfect moment to consider how you can make your studio not only an abode but an inspiring environment that serves as a muse for your performances.
Personalizing and revitalizing your workspace is a new frontier for many of you.
Collectively, the only goal that has been set so far in the area of home recording studios is the building of a booth or the acquisition of tools that help you sound your best, but so far no one has really touched on the aesthetics of the home studio and connected them to how the ambience you work in may affect your performance.
Today we're going to take a step into the fashion world and take a look at some neat ways you can personalize your studio, including decor, furnishings, and style that's functional (and affordable) with a focus on ergonomic use.
One great place to look around for crafty additions to your studio is Etsy.com. I was scoping some items out there myself this morning and thought it was an interesting spot to find unique decorations etc. to match any personality and theme.
You want to make your studio a place where you can comfortably work, be refreshed, and find inspiration.
Does your studio need some more "you" in it?
Consider the following:
à¹ Family photos
à¹ Wall hangings / tapestries
à¹ Accent pillows
à¹ Lamps and Lighting
à¹ Stands for scripts
à¹ Microphone stands
à¹ Portable studio for on the road
à¹ Desktop organizers
à¹ Business card holder
à¹ CDs, Stationary, Business Cards
Some of the furnishings, decor, accessories and natural elements listed above come with brilliant benefits other than their physical attributes such as additional soundproofing, a touch of the organic, and many will possess the innate gift that creates a "feel good" state of mind for you when you're working and put a smile on your face as you get down to business each day.
A fresh coat of paint may just be the ticket to an energized studio to get you through the winter in good spirits. Who doesn't love a newly painted room every so often?
It doesn't have to cost a lot for your studio reflect more of your personality. You can make use of things from around your house and incorporate them into your workspace. A little can go a long way.
When you are creating a work space, be sure that it is comfortable, that there is enough light (a mix of natural and artificial light is good) and has sufficient ventilation.
I'm inviting you to do two things:
1. Add a comment about how you have personalized your studio.
2. Send me an email with a picture of your studio environment and I'll write an article next week featuring the studios submitted :) Email me at email@example.com and use the subject line : "Home Studio Pic for VOX Daily".
Looking forward to getting a glimpse into your home studios!
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