Step 2 of building a home studio: Adapt

What a bummer!! Overall costs of remodeling the house have gone up because of “arquitectural surprises”…you know what this means? No studio!! Well kind of. Basically I won’t have the funds to make a studio from scratch as I had written about in Step 1. Instead I have to adapt and figure out what little space I can use to make music.

Right now I have two main options. There’s a nice size room in the coworking space that we’re planning on renting out as a private office. Potentially I could just use that room, but then we’ll deprive ourselves of more clients and steady income from that rental. The other option is that in our apartment we’ll have a small guest room so potentially I could turn that instead into my studio. Obviously neither of these options are as cool as my own private home studio with complete acoustic isolation, treatment, and with public access! But again, I have to adapt. 

I’m actually really happy with the decision. It’s turned out to be the wisest move. In a sense I was building this studio because it’s always been my dream to have my own proper studio. But the thing is that my wife and I don’t see this house as our dream house or anything; it’s just a business that we’re passionate about and who knows where we’ll be next. That means that perhaps at some future we’ll have to either rent or sell the house. It’ll be very challenging to sell the studio since almost no one out there is looking to buy one, particularly if it’s small. So this budget limitation is for the better and it’s smarter business. 

I’ve always loved limitations, so I welcome this one wholeheartedly. I see it as an opportunity to continue learning more about mobile recording, mixing, and producing. 

So keep reading the blog since I’ll continue to update you on this process.

And I have some cool high-profile guest interviewees coming up!!

Daniel Badi Rinaldi

Bogota, Colombia