I’m finally in a position to buy my own house with my partner. We’re currently renting and I’ve commandeered one of the extra bedrooms as my studio. The problem is that it’s right by the living room (where my partner mostly hangs out) and it prevents me from cranking my monitors up any significant amount (and I’d like to add a sub!). This has left me with using headphones pretty exclusively which I don’t like to do due to hyper-acusis and ear fatigue.
When looking for homes I’ve been trying to find layouts with a bedroom far off from the living room and have also been considering building a studio shed in a backyard.
The latter option is significantly more expensive than using an existing room in a house, but I’m worried that using something in the house isn’t going to isolate sound well enough and my partner will kill me after hearing me tune a 4/4 kick on the Rytm for 2 hours.
My question is, how many of you with home studio rooms have sub woofers and use your monitors to mix? Do you have trouble containing the sound in the room? What should I look for in a layout that’ll give me the optimal separation?
I’m not looking for a professional mixing studio. I’m really just wanting a place that I can play my monitors relatively loud while jamming with a sub and not be rude to my partner.