Overlooking the colorful village of Guatapé, Casa Kayam is not only a hostel but also an artistic residence. Our project was born with the idea of creating a community amongst travelers and artists of all kinds. Bringing people together from different origins and experiences is our way of promoting creativity and multiculturalism.
You do not have to be an artist to enjoy our hostel, but if you are, you will find here a really inspirational place.
Here at Casa Kayam, we are all excited about our new project and the expansion of our creative community! We are proud to announce to you our new professional recording studio at the hostel! Opening opportunities for travelers and musicians to create and record their music! Guatapé is an inspirational place for artists!
With a recording studio at Casa Kayam hostel, musicians will have a chance to meet with an international audience. Any project will improve by sharing its evolution with other people. A music retreat in the charming and beautiful countryside of Guatapé.
For just a couple of hours or a few days, with or without accommodation…Our studio is open for you!
…… Actually not finished and functional yet, but closing in and counting down the days. I mean we are building it ourselves!
At this time, we’ve finished the structural work and electricity. We have installed a very nice wooden floor above an acoustic membrane to reduce impact sound. Three weighty acoustic doors packed with two layers of rock-wool and one layer of acoustic membrane were built. We placed two windows between the control room and the recording room spaced by 30 cm of air. Windows are made with three different sizes of glass slightly angled to minimize resonance.
After closing everything, the time came for acoustic measurement. For both rooms, we made more than 900 measurements! Our goal was to know the acoustic behavior at every point in our rooms until 200 Hz. To achieve this, we used the software Room Eq Wizard and then RoomMap to be able to see all room modes visually. We are interpreting this vast amount of data to be able to build the correct acoustic treatment needed. I want to thank Andy Mac Door for allowing us to discover RoomMap.
Below some pictures of this being built and if you want to know more about how to build a recording studio, we are going to do a detailed tutorial in a blog part of this page.
At Casa Kayam hostel, we try to offer a space of creation to local and international artists. We are happy to let artists stay with us for free, in exchange for a piece of their time and talent!
We already had the chance to meet some incredible people and are excited about the next to join us!
Did you know Casa Kayam has his own song?
Juan del Campo stayed with us for more than two months. He loved the place so much that he decided to write a nice song about it named “Casa Kayam”.
The song is part of his album called “Jolsom” and you can find it on Bandcamp.
Listen “Casa Kayam” from Juan del Campo: