If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I have moved from Easton, Pennsylvania, to Newport, Vermont. We may not be as close to New York City or Philadelphia, but that’s okay. We very much prefer a rural, natural, and quiet environment.
Today I’m going to show you my recording studio. It used to be a garage/barn that’s about fifteen steps from the house I live in, on a five acre property. We’re surrounded by rolling hills, farms, and woodlands. The maple trees in our backyard are all connected by tap lines to harvest the sap that’s turned into maple syrup.
Here’s a short slide show of the conversion from barn to studio. It took my contractors less than a week to complete the job.
As you could see, there was no double or triple wall installation to soundproof the space. That may seem strange, until you experience the quietude of my natural surroundings. Even though we live about ten minutes away from a supermarket and a post office, we are isolated enough and far enough from our neighbors that there was no need to soundproof the studio. If it ain’t broke…
Let me take you inside…
As you can imagine, it’s a pleasure to go to work every day! This is where I find my inspiration to create all my content, and record my voice overs.
I still can’t believe how lucky I am, and how happy to share it with you!
What follows is an overview of my equipment and some of my furniture. Please be advised that most of them are affiliate links. This means that, should you decide to purchase one of these products using these links (all in bold blue), I will receive a very small advertising fee from Amazon as disclosed in the sidebar of this blog. You can see this as my virtual tip jar.
Microphone: Sennheiser MKH 8060
Preamplifier: SSL 2+
Channel strip: dbx 286s
Boom arm: K & M microphone desk arm
Shock Mount: Rycote Invision INV-7
Studio monitors: Presonus Eris 3.5
Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT 880, 250 ohm
Headphones: Apple Airpods Max
Headphone stand: Benks headset holder
Desktop speaker stands
iMac desk stand
Rain Design i360 Aluminum Turntable for 24-27″ iMac
Gator Frameworks Elite Series Studio Rack Table
Herman Miller Sayl Chair
Lori Murphy Bed
Cable management box cord organizer
Large Natural Cork & Leather Desk Pad
Felt – Protective Cushioning Rug Pad
Do Not Disturb Door Hanger
Ergonomic Mouse Wrist Rest Bean Bag
Satechi Slim X1 Bluetooth Backlit Keyboard
Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball Mouse
OWC 14-Port Thunderbolt Dock
ADATA SE800 1TB portable SSD drive
GIK Acoustics panels and bass traps