Recording studio Miami: How to choose a recording studio



What would you recommend that people look for in a recording studio?


Aside from the engineer, I think, believe it or not the acoustics of the environment are perhaps more important than the actual equipment, although the equipment is important. Basically, you want to be creating in a room that is accurate, so that what you’re recording and what you hear actually translates everywhere else. You're recording something, for example, at your homeboys' studio and it sounds great and you throw it in the car and it’s like, it didn’t sound like this at all. There are usually reasons why the acoustics of the room can throw things off completely, where you'll have standing waves and reflections and things that that make your mix and your recording sound good, when in fact those are phantom sort of sounds and they’re not really there. The accuracy of the room is critical.


After that would be the equipment. Now more than at any other point in time you can do a lot with a couple thousand dollars worth of equipment you can great sounds. Back 10, 15 years ago there were quarter of a million dollar consoles, really super expensive digital recorders that were sometimes up to half a million dollars. Now you can get awesome conversion great pre-amps at reasonable prices. The gear is important, it certainly is, but obviously the engineer needs to know how to get the most out of the equipment. I would say really only 20, 30% of it is actually in the equipment being used.