Are you part of a music group or band looking for a great place to practice your music out of the earshot of your family or the general community? Maybe you have outgrown your parent’s garage and need something a little more roomy or soundproof? A steel building may be the perfect solution for you then.
Steel buildings are great as music studios because they are both economical and easy to build, with many options for soundproofing. Steel buildings can be added to existing structures our located at a distance from your home or other buildings, like your neighbors’ homes or commercial offices. They come in many different plans and budgets so you are sure to find one that will work for you. Steel buildings are perfect to use as music studios because they have a great deal of interior space and they can be temperature controlled for safe instrument storage. They also allow room for musicians to spread out and they are great for acoustics for recording or live performance purposes.
If you are considering building a steel building for your band or organization, here are some ways you can design yours to be the perfect music studio and avoid any potential problems in the process.
Decide where you should put the steel building
If you live in a medium to large-sized town, you will need to check with local zoning boards to determine if you can build within town limits for a music studio. You may have to stay away from heavily populated areas to reduce noise disturbances. If you have an existing structure that you want to add on to, be sure to get the proper permits before building your new steel building music studio.
The building’s purpose
If you are just adding a space onto your home to become a small recording studio, obviously you won’t need as large of a steel building as you would if you are planning on holding concerts there. You also want to think about how you will access the building, what security needs you may have and what components you will need to ensure it is a climate controlled, sound proof environment. What size air conditioners or heating systems you may need can impact what size building you should build based on cost. Also, do you need to accommodate the general public and if so, what safety issues or accommodations are needed, let’s say for example possible handicapped people?
Additional features of the music studio
A music studio is going to require a lot of soundproofing and airtight recording areas for the best sound quality when using it. You will want to find out about wall coverings or sound barriers that will work within the structure of the steel building. Keep in mind that the walls of the steel building are thin enough that sound will bounce off the interior, but it will also pass through if you do not insulate it enough. There are many choices when it comes to soundproofing options, so be sure to determine what will work best for you.
If you plan ahead and take into consideration the unique features that a steel building can afford you with your plans as musicians, you will find that a steel building is the perfect solution for an affordable music studio.