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Started building my (small) studio

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Eduardo Apolonia, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Tut Ankh Amon

    Tut Ankh Amon I See You Masturbate!

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    congrats man! that's looking awesome!

    i hate getting paid in weak currencies :p
     
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    kev Im guybrush threepwood

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    great stuff. Whats the budget/estimated cost for the project?
     
  3. Vuts

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    great man thanks for the pics - keep them coming

    flooring question...are you using any rubber under the woods ?
     
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    I have a couple questions as well.

    Any reason why the control room doesn't face the live room and/or have a window to the live room?

    Also, Is the control room open to the live room?

    Either way, the 3-D renderings look great.
     
  5. Eduardo Apolonia

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    I tried to do that but I gave up :zombie:

    I don't have the exact numbers but they have 20-25 sq meters each

    Yes I am:cool:
     
  6. Eduardo Apolonia

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    Let me first say thanks to all you guys for the interest and good wishes :kickass:

    See above

    Yes I am using neoprene pads, you can see it on this pic

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    The reason for the control room not facing the live room has to do with one request that I did:
    I wanted some natural light inside the studio from the big window so if the control room would face the live room the outside window would be on my back, not a good thing acoustically.

    The control room is not open to the live room, what you see there in the 3d rendering as open is actually a big window that starts from the floor. That´s another thing that I've requested for in the project. And the size of it is to make the control room more symmetrical because of the outside window.
     
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    Hey man great studio and great thread!
    Where are you building you studio? In your home or in a place you have found?
     
  8. Eduardo Apolonia

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    I'll try to keep it up to date and take pics off all stages.

    The studio is being built in a room in my house, it was originally a garage that the builder transformed in a big room before he sold the house.
    This room was what I liked better in the house :)
     
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    It's the better solution: studio near or inside the house.
    I say this because if I have my studio far away from my home, probably I should dead everytime I go home .. fear that someone steal me all the equipment during the night or something similar :\
     
  10. Eduardo Apolonia

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    What I have is the best for me since I work at night and in my small free time moments.
    It is part of the house but it hasn't got any entrance to the house and also has a bathroom, so I don't have musicians inside my house as before!!! :lol:
     
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    Yeah...no dirty musician into the house is everytime a good thing! :D
    But it's also the best choice if you want a little tranquillity when you are away from the studio. If it is in your house or in you garage or in a dedicated room, for me it's better than another place far away from your home (it should be funny a lot if you go at your studio a morning and you find nothing inside :\ )
     
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    brandy Iguana Hell

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    Eddy,

    your project is looking awesome. All your arguments and thoughts you posted are making much sence. I wish you all the best for getting that mammoth-project done. I know that it is hard... I did my second studio two years ago, similar size as yours. I had not much time because of projects and monay (downtime) - about 3 months for all. It was hard. I had to do a lot of compromises because of time and monay. I hate compromises. Avoid them!!

    brandy
     
  13. Eduardo Apolonia

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    Thanks :)
     
  14. Eduardo Apolonia

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    Update:

    The drywall is done

    It's funny how 3 people working 7 hours can do more than me alone in 1-2 hours a day :lol:
    Next will be the plywood (maybe I'll have do do it myself) :erk:

    Here are some pics of the drywall:

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    Side photo to show the various layers

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    Inspiration :headbang:
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    LOL - it seems to be the same all over the world, i saw the ipod+monitor-system on your myspace blog, hehe - i have an iriver with similar speakers, that was running day+night during the construction process. When you come to the gypsum walls and stuff, do yourself a favor and put the ipod in a plastic bag, you will hate it when everything is powdered with that ugly white dust.


    ;-)

    brandy
     
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    looks really cool, I am sure you will have it done and be rockin out in no time..
     
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    Looking good man! As far as my studio goes, I built it first in 3D then Jason (guitarist in my band) and I built it out. He has been in the home building buisiness for years, so I came up with the ideas and figured out the math and he figured out how to make it happen.. It took about 3 months to complete..
     
  18. Eduardo Apolonia

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    I finished installing the last layer (plywood). :)
    It's still missing some screws and I have to caulk this last layer but it can be done meanwhile.

    Speaking about caulk, it has been a nightmare.
    First, I couldn't find any acoustical caulk here in Portugal. :err:
    Even all the companies that do some acoustic work that I contacted didn't know what acoustical caulk is!! :yow:
    I had to buy it from Spain, from the distributor of Auralex:

    For now 11 of these:

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    Almost 20 € each!!!

    Then the problem has been getting the caulking gun for these tubes that have 857ml (29 oz). After searching all stores nearby and the internet for Portugal I could only get guns for 300ml. I found it only in the US but they wouldn't sell it to Portugal
    I then contacted the spanish Auralex distributor that told me that they have the same problem in Spain and in the UK, so he arranged a gun for me through Auralex US. Should come in a few days.


    Here are the photos of the finished floating floor

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    Side photo to show all floor layers.

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    Next step: Wall framing!!
     
  19. Eduardo Apolonia

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    Update:

    Wall framing has begun.

    Pics: cooge

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    How high will the ceiling be when you finish the studio?
     

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