As I mentioned in the Discord a few days ago, I have some spare music gear from when I was working in music production full time, and I feel it’s going to waste just sitting around my house.
“But Jack!” I hear you cry. “We have better spaces available elsewhere!”.
Well, we have a few unique properties at HSBNE that other spaces don’t:
HSBNE is physically located far away from residental structures, and sound sensitive enviroments.
This might at first sound counterintutive, but hear me out.
When producing music it’s important to get an idea of what your track sounds like on a wide variety of sound systems, and producers will typically use the space with the largest available system in order to hear the largest frequency response. This traditionally requires expensive soundproofing of a space within a residental or business area as to minimize outside disturbance. The space at HSBNE is a freestanding building in a geoisolated location where low frequencies are unlikely to disturb anybody in the near-to-mid vicinity as we are based next to an airport and will never exceeed the volume of a jet takeoff regardless. The Edge at the state library for example doesn’t even have speakers due to the price of soundproofing the area sufficiently.
HSBNE is open 24/7 to members and thus makes it a perfect space for creators who are constrained by work or other life commitments to have a space to create and demo music that is open when they’re available.
Many other recording spaces are often very costly as they have to maintain studio rental, purchase hardware, software etc.
I have all the hardware required to set up a professional level production enviroment without the HSBNE having to spend a dime.
I don’t think it would go as far as needing an entire cause for it, or anything like that. Think of it as an extension to the MAME machines, or the Pinball. Just with far more groove.
I think the main concerns I had about this earlier were in regards to equipment being noise sensitive, but the aim of this area would not be recording, but rather giving people a space to get dip their toes into software-only “In the box” music production.
I can provide a MacBook, licenced copy of Ableton Live, MIDI controllers, speakers, and more in order to really cultivate a space wherein members can engage in some music production.
Just wondering what people think of this idea, and if anybody would be interested in production lessons if I ran any from the space?