Starlight wrote:Source of the post
The video link in the OP makes it look like Rod and Blake had a similar dream that Rick Hall had in putting together FAME studios
Yeah, I think it was something similar. They had their high-end clientele, of course, but a big part of what they wanted to do was to have a low-cost place for up-and-coming local artists to do their thing, record demos, get experience in recording in pro-level studios.
To add a bit of history here: Rod first approached me in late 2014, when he had already put up most of the interior framing, and just wanted me to design the front end of the control room. But he ended up getting me to do all of it. It was basically finished at the end of 2015, but we then spent several months on extreme fine tuning of the acoustics. He challenged me to get the response within the top 10% of the best studios around the world, and I do think we achieved that. There were hundreds and hundreds of REW tests done along the way, with many major and minor (and even very minor adjustments) done, both acoustically and also digitally. He really wanted it to be the best it could be, within physical limitations. There's a huge back-story behind this: all the stuff you can't see, behind the facades of the rooms. I have stacks of photos from all stages of the build, and I'll try to contact Rod and see if he'll allow me to post them here. It would probably be very useful for forum members.
Rod and I also got to be good friends along the way... even though we never, ever met in person! Rod is a really great guy, and I truly do hope he manages to recover from this major setback, and live his dream once again. (Rod, if you ever do read this, I also hope that you improve your taste in coffee!)
- Stuart -