The control room floor is finished, the light boxes are in, and we have hung the ceiling cloud in there too. One of the last things in this room is the centre table. Once we get this in, this room is pretty much ready to go! A simply built centre piece is going to separate the two sections of the room. Big enough to fit a few stools behind, it will offer a functional surface for our guests to work on whilst in the control room and will also house a selection of outboard gear
The construction of the live room in the studio involves a more complex soundproofing system than in the control room. As we only have a small space in which to build our studio we needed to find a method of sound reduction with a small footprint. The common technique of having a double wall system wouldn't have really been viable. There are many iterations of this system but generally involve two separate stud walls that are independent of each other - although effective at
So all the contractors have been working their quotes and sending them in, as we anticipated we have needed to make drastic changes to the studio designs to make the project work. Firstly, the water drains have been diverted out of the premises, which is good news as it means the risk of flooding has been practically eliminated (or significantly reduced). The builders have taken care not to protrude from the ceiling too which is good news, as it won't affect our studio build.
A studio needs to be comfortable. If it isn't I don't want to be there, and it's one of the reasons we designed such a large control room - relatively speaking. There will be basic panel heaters in each room to regulate the temperature, which is obviously key to providing comfort, but also to create a consistent climate for our instruments to reside. The last thing we want is wild temperature changes when recording drums over a period of a few days. We also need a ventilation
We're not electricians, and that's precisely why we need a professional on-board to help supply mains power to the recording studio... It's dangerous stuff! It's important for a recording studio to have a properly supplied mains power in order to minimise various noise problems in the recording equipment and instruments. The way to achieve this involves separating the various things that require power across a 3-phase supply. The above plan, completed in consultation with Val