Recording studio operations shift during Covid-19

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Recording Studio Operational Shift During Covid-19:

Recording studio environments aren’t exactly congruent with Covid-19. What an enclosed, indoor, air-tight, soundproof environment would be! In this article, we’re going to examine some ways that our recording studio has dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic. We look at our operational experience. Our team was forced to pivot. There are measures we implemented for our customers who wanted to come into the studio.

The Initial Impact

The Covid-19 Pandemic hit the world in March 2020. It’s strange to think about like prior to that now. It’s hard to remember what it was like without covid-19. People were genuinely concerned about coming into the recording studio. The restrictions and lockdowns hit and there was no choice but for many sessions to be completely cancelled.

Online Sessions

We shifted to doing online sessions where our clients could jump online, and we’d work with them in any capacity that we could. This included mixing, doing online session work, mastering, and more. Our live streaming service, which we started in 2017, went completely gangbusters and we experience a boom in that area. We were still able to operate a very trimmed down session with a few people in the booth and mixing room.

Implemented Hygiene and Safety Practices

We introduced sanitisation stations, regular equipment wiped downs, and check-in points in our recording studio which was in accordance with the state government regulations. Certain microphones worked well during the pandemic. The Sennheiser shotgun microphone was an ideal choice. This reduced the probability of contamination. We used metal pop filters on microphones like the U87 so we could easily wipe down the guard without doing any damage. This worked extremely well.

Differing Attitudes

Attitudes vary with respect to vaccinations. Some studios won’t allow people who are unvaccinated, and some will. Our recording studio was always happy to work with people who are unvaccinated. It didn’t bother any of our staff at all. Both were welcome. We continue to hold this attitude in our recording studio.

More Information?

Learn more about Crash Symphony Productions and how we dealt with Covid-19 in our recording studio? Please contact us on 0408 300 402 or get in touch via email Our recording studio staff would be happy to chat through any covid-19 health measures that our customers would like to implement ahead of a session booking.