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by garethmetcalf
Sat, 2021-Jan-23, 20:09
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO CONSTRUCTION
Topic: Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK
Replies: 58
Views: 3375
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Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK

Day 54. Thanks for the tool related advice. I’ve seen on various American tv programmes that air line staplers and nail guns are common but I don’t have a compressor, and the reason I bought the ryobi staple gun was because it was cordless/air-line-less. I used it again this week and it is still har...
by garethmetcalf
Sat, 2021-Jan-23, 19:48
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO CONSTRUCTION
Topic: New build small size high isolation project
Replies: 153
Views: 71080
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New build small size high isolation project

Nice to have an update from a fellow UK studio builder. I’m glad you’re making good use of the space even though it isn’t finished. Thanks for sharing your costs, that makes me feel a bit better about how mine have been escalating. Thanks also for the tip earlier in your thread about U-Spec - I got ...
by garethmetcalf
Tue, 2021-Jan-19, 17:10
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO CONSTRUCTION
Topic: Private studio in Slovakia
Replies: 122
Views: 40461
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Private studio in Slovakia

Looking really good. I bet it was time consuming making those ceiling tiles, but worth it I’m sure.

Gareth
by garethmetcalf
Mon, 2021-Jan-18, 09:08
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO CONSTRUCTION
Topic: Studio Build: Garage Conversion in Los Angeles
Replies: 91
Views: 16059
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Studio Build: Garage Conversion in Los Angeles

Hi
I used spray glue to do mine last night, and it gets everywhere! I just used whatever I could buy, and supplemented that with those round discs like Tom did on his build - post 92 on this page: viewtopic.php?t=32&start=90

I only used a few, though.

Cheers
Gareth
by garethmetcalf
Sun, 2021-Jan-17, 18:55
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO CONSTRUCTION
Topic: Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK
Replies: 58
Views: 3375
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Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK

Hi Paul

Ha ha indeed I could have written that better!!

My drills are makita and these are really good, but I bought the ryobi staple gun as I’d bought their cordless caulking gun. Never again!

Cheers
Gareth
by garethmetcalf
Sun, 2021-Jan-17, 17:26
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO CONSTRUCTION
Topic: Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK
Replies: 58
Views: 3375
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Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK

I have spent the last few days working on this problem, and have made a bit of progress. We dug away behind the corner where the water came through and the way the dpm has been folded up around the corner looks a bit suspect, but essentially now water has got inside it it’s kinda useless anyway. Wha...
by garethmetcalf
Fri, 2021-Jan-15, 08:06
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO CONSTRUCTION
Topic: Studio Build: Garage Conversion in Los Angeles
Replies: 91
Views: 16059
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Studio Build: Garage Conversion in Los Angeles

Wow these are great pictures and it’s wonderful to see that bit where a construction site turns into a room. Fantastic work on all of this. Have you done any tests yet to see what the isolation is like? Given the attention to detail with caulk and backer rod plus the nearly friction fit door I shoul...
by garethmetcalf
Fri, 2021-Jan-15, 07:13
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO CONSTRUCTION
Topic: Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK
Replies: 58
Views: 3375
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Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK

Thanks for your supportive words guys. I am 100% in agreement that this was the best time to learn that the damp proof is not working rather than after all my gear is in there, not to mention the rest of the structure and treatment. Solution part 1: get the water away from the perimeter. We installe...
by garethmetcalf
Thu, 2021-Jan-14, 13:42
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO CONSTRUCTION
Topic: Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK
Replies: 58
Views: 3375
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Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK

Hi all Day 45: rain stops play. I had been making slow but incremental progress this week in my evenings. I have caulked all the stud bays, fitted the extractor fan and marked out the sole plates for the inner stud walls. Today the insulation arrived for the walls of both leaves (an awful lot of ins...
by garethmetcalf
Wed, 2021-Jan-13, 17:38
Forum: GEARHEAD HEAVEN!
Topic: New monitors for my new studio
Replies: 9
Views: 1498
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New monitors for my new studio

Hi I managed to get a demo pair of each of the Neumann KH310 and the Focal Twin 6 BE from SX Pro - and very helpful they were too - and have just spent a day comparing both. Unfortunately I had to do this in my untreated living room as my studio is mid construction. Anyway, the two pairs are quite d...
by garethmetcalf
Tue, 2021-Jan-12, 19:20
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO DESIGN
Topic: Small control room design mk2
Replies: 30
Views: 7919
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Small control room design mk2

Hi Paul It’s definitely a good point. The difficulty is finding the right way to manage the step down on the way in, as it’s around 35cm. I’m not sure how effective a step on its own would be and I’m fairly sure a step down immediately after a door is a building regs no no, which might matter in the...
by garethmetcalf
Tue, 2021-Jan-12, 09:00
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO DESIGN
Topic: Small control room design mk2
Replies: 30
Views: 7919
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Small control room design mk2

Hi As my build is progressing well, the time has come to turn back to the design of the room itself. I have got slightly amended dimensions based on the realities of what is now in my garden, with my inner room measuring: 3.24m wide 5.5m long 2.25m high These walls will be built this week, hopefully...
by garethmetcalf
Fri, 2021-Jan-08, 14:48
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO CONSTRUCTION
Topic: Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK
Replies: 58
Views: 3375
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Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK

Day 39. More bits. Paul - I wish the money for my door and window was still in my bank account! No such luck. As many others have experienced money is flying out left right and centre. It’s amazing how many £20 and £30 purchases are needed as well as all the big stuff. Oh well, we’re in it now! Toda...
by garethmetcalf
Thu, 2021-Jan-07, 16:57
Forum: RECORDING STUDIO CONSTRUCTION
Topic: Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK
Replies: 58
Views: 3375
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Garden mix room near Nottingham, UK

It will! I can’t wait to be able to work inside the insulated frame, and hopefully therefore make a bit less noise for my neighbours. Unfortunately due to the pandemic my door and window have a long lead time, so I may have to make more substantial temporary ones. Thanks for the encouragement Cheers...
by garethmetcalf
Thu, 2021-Jan-07, 16:54
Forum: GEARHEAD HEAVEN!
Topic: New monitors for my new studio
Replies: 9
Views: 1498
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New monitors for my new studio

Ha ha thanks Paul! Unfortunately I’m trying dry January for the first time, so listening will be with virgin cocktails!

Still, I’m looking forward to it!

Gareth