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.
An architect, electrician, and a plumber walk in to a bar... No they didn't, actually they came down to the unit to consult our plans for the new recording studio. The first obstacles are afoot and there are some pretty radical changes needed to tackle them. Firstly the architect discovered that the rainwater pipes that run through our unit feed a well that is just underneath our floor, covered only with a wooden lid. Obviously our biggest concern is flooding, we don't want t