The Band had Big Pink, Prince has Paisley Park, and Motown had Hitsville, USA.
What do these places have in common? They’re iconic musical houses.
Why am I talking about it? I will have one of my own.
One of the best things about building a house is that you can really choose some unique elements, and design the house around it. While there are definitely sacrifices that go along with this design style, some amazing things can be included.
One of these such things was the music studio that I requested when we started thinking about the process of building a house. I (Micah) am fairly obsessed with all things musical and have been for quite some time.
The Tailenders, the band I’m in right now have tried a variety of practice spaces over the last few years; some decent, some awful, and some just weird. I knew that when we started building this house I had a great opportunity to remedy this situation.
We did just that, designing a semi-subterranean room that we could soundproof extra heavy, give a dedicated breaker, and set up specifically for playing and recording music.
The band room is in the basement, in a room that shares some walls with the foundation, making the soundproofing a bit easier. There’s even a bit of daylight that creeps in.
Now, some pictures:
The room before soundproofing and drywall looking north
Same room, looking south towards the stairs
Needless to say, the room will be great. We can practice, I can play my records loud, and work on the all important Tailenders Christmas Album. Now if only I had the talent of Robbie Robertson, Prince, or Marvin Gaye. Then, that’d be something real special.