952 Studios Design Planning

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Postby eightamrock » Wed, 2022-Feb-16, 18:31

Update: I'm at the planning stage for permits etc. One step I had to take was to have a plumber (a friend) come out and give a thumbs up on my plan to add a bathroom. BAD NEWS. While it is 100% possible to do, the cost was going to be in excess of $20k. This is because the sewer line I would have hooked up to in my house is too high to give the appropriate drop that is required by the town for drainage. In order to add the bathroom we would have to trench around my entire property and tie it into the main sewer line at the opposite side of the house. This would result in a significantly higher cost because it would destroy an existing patio and I would need a certified plumber to tie it into the main at the street. Not to mention all the back filling and replanting of grass etc from the trenching. Bathroom is officially out of budget.

Luckily my wife is understanding and she has still greenlit the studio, sans bathroom. That said this changes things a bit and I am revisiting some fundamentals. One thing I am considering is just making the whole building slight smaller and having a one-room studio solution OR a one room studio and small iso booth. There are many cost benefits to this approach, but Im worried I will miss having the isolation of a control room and live room.

Another question if I still go with the above design, for an inside out room is that inherently an RFZ design? Would I only then be dealing with the bass trapping or would there be other considerations to make in the room treatment?



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Postby gullfo » Thu, 2022-Feb-17, 15:02

you could start with the single room and add a vocal booth later if the gobo approach isn't sufficient. an inside-out design can be made to be an RFZ with appropriate configuration of the absorption and any necessary panels to manage the impulse response of the room.



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Postby eightamrock » Mon, 2022-Mar-07, 12:29

While it's only tangentially related to my studio, I pulled the old console desk out of the flooded basement and tried to reclaim as much wood as I can. While I probably wont go back to a console, I'm really happy with how my "Reclaimed" desk is turning out. The only things left are to stain, and I have 8u space in the bottom of the racks, going to change that to 10u in each side. Also want to add a monitor shelf and some cable channel on the back to hide all the wiring.

The console tape is from old sessions and records I worked on. Considering just leaving it on there and staining over it to keep the history.... Also... my kid did 90% of the sanding. Have to start them young!

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Postby endorka » Tue, 2022-Mar-08, 03:19

Nice one! I like the way you've applied the front and side trim too. Pinned, glued & clamped?

Cheers,
Jennifer



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Postby eightamrock » Tue, 2022-Mar-08, 12:31

endorka wrote:Source of the post Nice one! I like the way you've applied the front and side trim too. Pinned, glued & clamped?

Cheers,
Jennifer


Yep, Thanks! You guessed it right. I clamped it all together then used glue and finish nails to secure it. I went over it with some wood filler to hide the nails and filled any gaps in the seam. I like the "industrial" look of the screw heads on the cabinet, but I wanted the top to look very clean. Overall I was just trying to hide as much of the plywood end grain as possible.



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Postby eightamrock » Wed, 2022-May-04, 22:50

Here is a new design for my studio that I am starting to like. Major changes include adding a workshop to keep my tools, and other garage type things. Doing away with a big live room and investing almost all the space in single room studio with small iso booth. The booth would be for vocals, guitar cabs etc... should I do drums, I would just do it in the control room.

One question, would it be impossible to treat this room for mixing? I know a fundamental in control room design is stereo imaging and symmetry, but I have also seen people break this rule and still have incredible sounding mixes.

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Postby gullfo » Thu, 2022-May-05, 09:59

that should work, just shape the "mix space" using the normal principles for freq balance, first reflections, and rear or room response. ceiling as well.




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