The most important attribute of any recording space is the acoustics.
Good acoustics not only means good recorded sound, it also means
inspired performance from the artist.
Trick Dog Recording features all wood construction, cathedral ceilings
nearly eleven feet at the peak and a 500 sq. ft. open L-shaped layout
which lends itself to sonic exploration. The sound is very present, alive
and clear. It particularly compliments acoustic instruments.
The building is located in a very quiet area, surrounded by woods and
set well back from the lightly travelled road.
There is a drum riser which is constructed of 3/4" MDF which is carpeted
and mounted on Auralex Platfoam runners. This isolates the drums from
the building structure, keeping more of the acoustic energy in the room
and focussing the drum sound.
In the back corner is a vocal/isolation booth. It has a specially angled window
for sight lines into the main room. It is actively ventilated with one of the quietest
exhaust fans available. The exterior wall in this area has been deepened
to provide more than 18" of sound barrier from the outside. It is exceptionally
WiFi and phone service are provided.