There are people who listen to music and those who take it apart, piece by piece. When listening to a song I was always fascinated by the sound of the room, the tone of the guitar or trying to work out how the producer got so many instruments to fit together to make that breathtaking piece of music you love. My first real influence was Steve Albini’s work on Nirvana’s In Utero. The drum sound was stunning and I felt like I was in the same room as Grohl.
The first thing you need when building a studio is passion, this is quickly followed by a whole lot of your time and infinite patience. After all the tears and frustration, the day you sit and have the first listen of your latest (or first) music project is indescribable.