Rooms

Recording in a tuned room eliminates troublesome acoustic artifacts like comb filtering, standing waves, flutter and undesirable room reverb. These are some of the hardest things to correct in the mixing and mastering process. When recording in a tuned room you will be amazed how good things sound even before mixing.

Root Cellar has five tuned rooms allowing for many possible configurations to get a great live recording with all the advantages of recording separately. 

Control Room - 19.5’x11.5'

What are the benefits of mixing and critical listening in Root Cellar’s tuned control room? If you have ever been happy with a mix at a studio only to be dissatisfied after hearing it on other speakers, you have experienced an untuned mixing environment.  We have taken great care to tune our control room to ensure the mixes travel well.

Massaman Room - 19’ 1”x11’ 9"

Our Massaman room is great for live tracking. It features a floating hardwood floor with a classic shoe box shape utilizing room mode technology with non-parallel walls. It has both flat and arc style BAD panels, bass traps, clouds, skyline diffusers, QRD diffusers, Broadband absorbers, and Helmholtz bass traps in the corners.


Acoustic guitar tracking session in the Massaman Room.

           Royer 121 ribbon mic captures acoustic instruments with beautiful detail and smooth high frequencies.

AKG 414 XLii's in Blumlein stereo array capture the room in the most realistic way possible.

Click here  for more Massaman Room details and pictures.

Iso Room - 9’x12'

The Iso Room was designed to have complete isolation from the four other rooms at Root Cellar Music Studio. It has a solid wood door and non-parallel walls that do not come in contact with any of our other rooms' walls. It features floating hardwood floors, bass traps, broadband absorbers, custom tri-traps, clouds, and a 2' X 4' binary amplitude diffuser.

An additional acoustic feature of this room is a set of FRAD (First Reflection Absorption Diffusion) devices designed by Rob Kuhlman utilizing components from three different builders framed in stained pine.The Iso Room is perfect for tracking guitar cabinets live with the drummer in the Massaman Room. Live tracking for vocalists is another common use for this room. Voice over work is also very good in this room. It's more live sounding than the Pod, is a favorite room for recording acoustic guitars, and is often used for our singer-songwriter sessions. A favorite configuration is recording with stereo Blumlein array using AKG 414 XL ii's to capture the room sound.

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Iso FLM Guitar Session 2
Iso Guitar Session 3
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Pod - 8’x12'

The Pod was designed to have complete isolation from the four other rooms at Root Cellar Music Studio. It has a solid wood door and non-parallel walls that do not come in contact with any of our other rooms' walls. It features floating hardwood floors, non-parallel walls, bass traps, broadband absorbers, custom tri-traps, clouds, and a 2' X 4' binary amplitude diffuser.

It’s the deadest sounding room in our studio and is perfect for tracking guitar cabinets live with the drummer in the Massaman Room. The room is often used for tracking live vocals and voice overs.

Pics coming soon!

Bamboo Room - 15’ 5”x13’ 4"

More pics and description coming soon! Royer 121 ribbon mic captures acoustic instruments with beautiful detail and smooth high frequencies.

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