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Old 1 week ago
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studio with / without daylight

Hi,

I wanna by a house to live in but also to build a music studio (for composition).

I found one which I like a lot, but the studio could only be made in the sub floor (actually a garage) without any day light.

Actually I work in a room of an apartement without a lot of day light although there is a litlle window.

So, I wonder if spending all day long in an artificial light could be demoralazing.

Do you have any experience on that point ?

thanks
Old 1 week ago
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Hi there,

I played in a rehearsal room without windows for 3 years. We had no ceiling lights, just standing ones, and it was fine. Just remember to go up for some air and have a break sometimes.

Tiago
Old 1 week ago
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please opt for daylight.....that's why I survived the last 30 years as a pro
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[. . .] I wonder if spending all day long in an artificial light could be [. . .]
I need lots of light, I love the sun! But I'm usually already working in the wee small hours of the morning when it is quiet and there is no one calling, messaging, or needing anything from me.

So I use lots of professional LED lighting [Litepanels]. All turned up, they are very bright, and I keep them dialed into 5000 Kelvin. There is still nothing quite like bright, natural daylight, which I also have during the day. . .but the Litepanels get the job done.

So yes, modern professional LEDs make work doable for me. I truly love them. Anything less and I would feel pain and suffering. Massive amounts of bright [daylight temperature] light is coming from every direction, so you won't see your shadow.


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Old 1 week ago
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IMO it really depends on the weather.
Old 1 week ago
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I like the feeling of isolation from the elements. Its easy enough to go outside or to another room during breaks. Breaks are the key to sanity imho.
Old 1 week ago
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I kinda dig that casino vibe too. Natural light and fresh air breaks are a must though.
Old 1 week ago
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Fresh air is achieved thru proper hvac design unless the studio isn't air tight.
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Currently I´m building my next studio with a big window behind speakers. Before I was 10y. in a cellar with only minimal daylight and would never do that again.
If it is possible, build in a soundproof window and arrange to have fresh air.

Good luck!
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Old 1 week ago
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bertru View Post
Hi,

I wanna by a house to live in but also to build a music studio (for composition).

I found one which I like a lot, but the studio could only be made in the sub floor (actually a garage) without any day light.

Actually I work in a room of an apartement without a lot of day light although there is a litlle window.

So, I wonder if spending all day long in an artificial light could be demoralazing.

Do you have any experience on that point ?

thanks
by all means, if you CAN get natural daylight into your studio, go for it!

i'm glad i did in my first studio almost 35 years ago and in all but one of my later undertakings/studio builds - guess which one i abandoned...
Old 1 week ago
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Have you considered light tunnels?
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