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Tips For Building A Music Studio In Your Home

Tips For Building A Music Studio In Your Home

If you love making music, then it makes sense that you would want a studio in your home. In the days when bands recorded on tape, building a studio was an expensive venture. But with the development of digital equipment, it is now possible for just about anyone to turn one of the rooms in their home into a studio. Pick one of the rooms in your home to turn into a studio, put together a budget and then get started making your dream come true.

Consider Hiring A Contractor

You may want to get estimates today from remodeling contractors to help you do the job right. While making your own studio is within your means, it is still a good idea to have a professional do the work to make sure that it gets done right.

Choose The Right Room

It is acceptable to have your studio near a window, as long as you completely cover that window with an insulated interior wall. Ideally, your studio will need to be in an interior room away from the sounds that leak through the exterior walls, and away from the furnace. You will want it away from any source of noise, which means that you will want to find a room away from the kitchen and any bathroom. The quieter the room is that you start with, the less expensive it will be to remodel that room into a studio.

Don’t Forget The Control Room

If you use all digital equipment including drums and keyboards, then you don’t need to worry too much about a completely sealed control room. But if you want to use acoustic instruments, then your control room needs to be sealed to allow you to hear only the music that is being put on the record. If your control room is polluted with excess noise, then it will be difficult to make a good recording.

Remember The Wiring

No matter what type of equipment you will be using in your studio, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of cables running throughout the entire area. The more you can do to keep the cables organized when you are building your studio, the easier it will be to replace malfunctioning cables and customize your layout.

When you have your own recording studio, you can make your own music whenever you want. These days, inexpensive digital equipment makes it easy to turn any room in your home into your own recording studio.

 

 

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Waiting for Baby with Baby Steps

Thank you to Splash Brands for my free Baby Steps scratch off calendar in exchange for this review and giveaway.

The “BabySteps” Scratch-Off Calendar is a beautifully designed wall poster with 236 entertaining facts and tips for parents-to-be. The individual fields are all covered by scratch paint. One new field is scratched off every day.

What a novel idea! At least something I’ve never seen before. I would have loved this during my pregnancy. You can find out cool facts about pregnancy and follow along with your baby’s progress. An expectant mama always needs something to help her along!

I am proud to be giving this away to my friend and neighbor expecting her first baby!

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Guest Post: Back to School

Please welcome Kathleen Crane, from London, United Kingdom, as my guest today. She’s got some tips on the transition from summer break back to school. Thank you for your contribution, Kathleen.

Back-to-school transitions: organizing tips for parents

Back to school transitions are stressful both for parents and for the children. Children, on one hand, find it difficult to get used to the new routine and to keep track of all the important tasks and parents sometimes feel helpless when it comes to the organization of the school schedule. There are effective ways in which to avoid all the stress caused by these transactions and to focus on helping the kids with the school activities.

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Kids will probably find it difficult to get used to the school routine and I assure you that this is more than normal. Summer vacation is the time when they feel free and ready for new experiences and they will certainly miss that part of the year. Some kids really feel reluctant to start organizing the school issues and that is why parents need to stay supportive and to be acquainted with several valuable tips for back-to-school organization.

Here are some great suggestions from Tottenham FastHomeCleaning to start with:

Make Sure That Kids Stay Positive

Most kids do not demonstrate willingness to start school or to think of some school organization. However, your role as a parent is to discuss this issue with them and to explain them that it is better to stay positive, even when the school starts. School is usually associated with getting up early, writing of homeworks and other tiresome activities and for that reason kids will certainly feel a huge change when the end of the summer comes. Almost every kid has a hard time when the school begins but when you support them, you won’t meet difficulties in organizing the tasks in a perfect way.

Check Out The School Supplies

This is one of the first things to do before the school year starts. Basic materials such as papers, school bags, pens and notebooks are certainly supplies that your child will need. It is better to get these things before the year starts and to make sure that they will be at child’s disposal whenever he or she needs them.

Time For Cleaning? Why Not?

You may think that cleaning has nothing to do with the school organization but the truth is that it plays an essential role, especially when it comes to children’s room. Encourage the kids to help you with the cleaning and organize all the school items. Throw away the unnecessary stuff and arrange the rest of the things by sorting them in an excellent way. Let the child organize the stuff in his or her own way so that they could be easily found, whenever they need them.

Make The Transition Smooth

Remember that the transition from vacation to school can be a bit stressful for the kids and that they need to find their own way back to it. The best tactic is not to push them to start with the organization but to prepare them for the change in the best possible way.

Make a Plan

Planning of the basic tasks will help you to focus on the organizing and not to miss some essential moments. Consider every change that will occur when school starts, and write it down on your list. Involve the children in the organizing and do not forget to make this experience funny for both of you. Cleaning and organizing is not boring, as long as you are charged up with the right mood and ideas.

Keep in mind this useful guide for back-to-school transitions and you won’t meet difficulties in facing this tiny challenge. Encourage the kids to stay positive about the new school year that will offer them a lot of unforgettable moments.