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New Beijing sound studio nearing completion

Since I had to abandon my first studio in Beijing due to the building being damaged from electrical fire, I’ve had to build a new studio.
I’ve chosen the location where I originally planned to set up the studio when I first decided to open one in Beijing, Real Life at Hegezhuang village.
It’s an amazing idea that China would do well to support more. They are taking traditional Chinese courtyard homes and modernizing them by renovating the inside. I’ve chosen to add a soundproofed booth and control room to the courtyard area of mine and luckily have found a great acoustic design company in Beijing to help me do it. Thanks Wayne from Snipersounds for the referral.

This studio will be unlike any I’ve ever heard of. It will have a traditional yet modern feel, with lots of light, and glass skylight which would usually be impossible acoustically, but I’m determined to break new ground and do away with the studio in a box idea. This is possible due to the latest in acoustic materials,  software and hardware to tune the control room (no more cheezy egg carton foam!). Maybe I’ll elaborate more in future once it’s all done.
The recording room is a double walled room within a room of course to ensure quiet but comfortable recording of even a full live band.
You can get more of a sense of the space and cool vibe this place has going on from these photos:

 

Studio entrance with courtyard skylight visible

Studio entrance with courtyard skylight visible

Recording room entrance (second sound proof door is missing)

Recording room entrance (second sound proof door is missing)

View of the control room from the adjacent room

View of the control room from the adjacent room

 

first wall goes up inside the recording room

Front door looking into open control room door

Front door looking into open control room door

The place will also have a kitchen and lounge, and a few bedrooms so we can live there and I won’t have to commute. There’s even a little guest room if you want to come visit.

I’ve never built a studio to this level before, but thanks to affordability of Chinese labor and materials, here, it’s possible.
Thanks to the many people assisting me to make it all happen, without them and a few miracles, it would never have been possible.
A few more weeks to go and I think we’ll have one of the coolest sound studios in Beijing!

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6 Responses to “New Beijing sound studio nearing completion”

  1. Eika Says:

    Congratulations Jarome! It’s been so wonderful to witness every step you’ve taken in the last few months and to see all the miracles fall into place. So very excited to see the finished studio in a couple of weeks! Can hardly wait to start recording in it :)

  2. Halanna Says:

    Wow! This is really something, and you have waited so so long for this.
    I hope it will definitely be completed soon and wishing you great
    success in this world famous completed studio and home for you!
    I am sure you have developed the patience of “Job” having to go
    through this time and our survival skills in the earlier years no doubt helped
    you cope with all the unexpected events….be assured you have been in my
    prayers every morning and He has had His Hand in every moment of this
    adventurous development of your lives…. God bless your new studio and family!

  3. Martin Says:

    Way to bounce back with such a beautiful innovative design! Maybe one day I’ll visit to lay down some tracks. Love to you and your family! xoxox

  4. Jarome Matthew's Blog » New Beijing music sound studio now completed! Says:

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  5. Halanna Says:

    Jarome, you must feel a sense of accomplishment after all these months, and I am sure
    you have developed the patience you never knew you had!
    Congratulations and Praise the Lord for His miracles!

  6. Erika Says:

    Wow, Jarome, I had no idea you guys had a fire to your old place. It’s amazing how you bounced back from that and built a new place – it looks amazing!!