Just curious about what your city ordinences are for studio hours of operation. I figured guys pulled all nighters on the regular but music cities probably have different rules, perhaps being district dependent?
I personally find all the bureaucratic tape absolute garbage , and tend to lean more towards the Ron Swanson school of thought but I digress...
Being here in Chicago , R Kelly is all over the news naturally, and today a local judge granted his private studio use for hours until 9pm after pleading that the originally imposed 9am-5pm allotted hours of use, wasn’t conducive to his creative schedule....if you haven’t followed this saga- this all happened/ the hammer came downafter they found a bed ,a shower, and a couple spare rooms at the studio; all potential perv-ness aside, not missing an opportunity for a cash grab/cough cough a violation, Chicago brought on the inspectors and found fines galore.
Fwiw, the studio in an industrial area, and they’re renting the entire 3 story building.
Im wondering if it’s just a case of paying the city more for a different type of license? I know for a fact that Steve albini’s electrical audio has an option for artists to stay and sleep there ( granted in a separate space in the building) while they record for an extra fee as do a handful of other destination studios
That's what you get when you rent an industrial building. The city. When I ran a commercial studio I remember fire inspections, sign permits, city taxes and fees, etc. Now, My rock and roll house has 3 control rooms and 2 tracking rooms. Although I rarely run all night sessions, I've never had a complaint in over 40 years and people can sleep there. Proper building, sound proofing and consideration for your surroundings play a big part. I don't bother anybody and they don't bother me.
Last Edit: Feb 8, 2019 14:35:14 GMT -6 by winetree