Building A Home Mastering Studio (Part 2)

Here’s part 2 of mastering engineer Ian Shepherd’s series of videos on building a home mastering studio.

Note that Shepherd is not intending to cover building a professional mastering studio, but rather a home studio that will allow him to do useful work. Much of the information that he’s covering may be useful to anyone building a home studio. 

See part 1 below:

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5 thoughts on “Building A Home Mastering Studio (Part 2)

    1. In the first video he explains that it is the only available space in his house, and that it is just a work space for doing some of his work from home. He goes to a professional studio to do his serious work.

      However, how much room do you really need for mastering? There is no recording space required and no instruments. Most processing is done in the box, so the only essential gear is a computer and monitors. I think that a mastering studio probably has the smallest space requirements out of any type of studio.

      1. This statement is understandable yet the initial concept and purpose of its existence is overlooked. The project that we are all talking about in this guys video, at least for me is to create an inert listening environment as in to polish and buff the end product of others or his own musical projects. Just as when someone is looking to purchase new studio monitors you search out the ones with not only the flattest response but also ones that reveal the most of the sound to the naked ear. This room that he’s creating is essentially the most ideal room to place those monitors and to get the most revealing sound for whatever project is taking on. Basically you want to match the room to the response of your monitors.

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