Some of the best ways to enjoy homemade music include forming a garage band. With minimal cost and effort, you can arrange a garage space to accommodate a band of musical performers and their equipment for fun. This is also a place where you can practice for community performances. Make your garage more suitable for the band with these simple steps.
Improve the Floor
If your garage has a rough or uneven concrete floor, smooth it out or hire a professional to do it for you. Apply a garage floor coating material for a smooth texture and polished finish. Your band members and their equipment need a solid surface to support their weight and keep everything in balance. With various types of equipment and electronics in use, it’s important to prevent tripping hazards by ensuring the garage floor is in good and safe condition.
Adjust the Lighting
Many bands like to experiment with ambient lighting that fits the mood of their songs. Track lighting works well in the production phase of composing and blending music tracks for a CD or general performance. Mood lighting through dimming switches and colored lenses can have a significant impact on the musicians’ performance of their songs, whether rap, jazz, blues, rock, or metal. This would be a good time to check the garage wiring and install a 220 electric line if one is not already in place. The extra power may be needed for the equipment as well as for lighting fixtures and related needs.
Organize the band’s practice area with room dividers or sound enhancers like acoustic panels and soundproofing boards. You may want to partition part of the garage as the music space and close it off from the rest of the garage to keep the instrumental music from diffusing throughout the area. Keeping doors and windows closed can help control the sound waves and manage the musical effects via a soundboard and digital programs.
Add a Few Amenities
Many garage band musicians spend countless hours perfecting their compositions and performances, especially if they are recording their music. Install a mini-fridge for snacks that will keep your stuff safe from mice and other rodents common in garages. Set up space heaters or fans to adjust the air temperature as needed. A few comfortable seats or an old sofa gives the band a resting place during breaks.