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  • Dr NickDr Nick Posts: 3,583
    We've gone for the "room within a room" approach, so there are two walls with foam and rubber sound absorbing material between the layers, and sound absorbing plasterboard on the inside. And I think the window is double layered with a vaccuum in between. Plus false ceiling with sound absorbing tiles, and same on the floor. 
    Once we've tested it, will probably hang blankets or something on the walls if needed. 
  • Yes. What you're talking about is sound proofing. To keep the angry mob at bay.

    Sound treatment may require changing the live room's acoustics for recording with bass traps etc. and the control room's acoustics for mixing. 
    When I was 16, I had three bumper stickers on the back of my Dodge Dart: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The WHO.  Not much has changed. 
  • Dr NickDr Nick Posts: 3,583
    It's coming along. 
    View through the "control room" window. 
    Still need to get xlr panel sorted, but that's for the future. Should get a drum kit and a few other people in there. 
    And start hanging stuff on the walls. 

  • Duojett71Duojett71 Posts: 9,376
    looks awesome!
  • Dr NickDr Nick Posts: 3,583
    OK, moved a load of gear into the room. 
    Note the double door and the coded inner lock!
    And the alcove for cases. 
    And the 2x double glazed window into the control room. 

    And now time for the sound treatment!

  • Nick, I think you're disproving the theory that MDs in countries with Universal Health Care don't make enough money.  That is some great looking studio work, but it looks very expensive. 
    When I was 16, I had three bumper stickers on the back of my Dodge Dart: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The WHO.  Not much has changed. 
  • Duojett71Duojett71 Posts: 9,376
    Nick, I think you're disproving the theory that MDs in countries with Universal Health Care don't make enough money.  That is some great looking studio work, but it looks very expensive. 
    I was going to make the same comment....that does not look cheap even if it is a DIY project.
  • Dr NickDr Nick Posts: 3,583
    LOL!
    (off topic)
    OK, docs in the UK working for the NHS earn a decent wage once they get to become specialists (consultants, we call them). Nothing like you can earn in the private sector though, and the workload is substantial - a former trainee of mine moved to Canada 5 years ago and earns 3 times what I do for considerably less work. 
    Bastard...
    The pay as a trainee is comparable to a teacher, and far less than a lawyer or a banker.
    And as a consultant - I've been in the job for 17 years, so I'm on the second highest pay point, which pays the mortgage, bills, and supports 2 kids at university and one finishing school. 
    I do a fair amount of medico-legal work, which makes a considerable difference, although there are only so many hours in the day. That's where the spare cash for holidays, gear, and projects like this comes from. And now it's gone, so back to the grind. 
  • Nick, you're becoming a serious candidate to being the host for the 21th year DRG meetting. 
  • Dr NickDr Nick Posts: 3,583
    OK, sound treatment underway. The whole area behind the kit is covered in thick drapes (4x king size duvets, in fact!), and I've carved up and mounted a load of rock wool to hang/mount in corners and uncovered walls. 
    Just need my wife to cover them in fabric, and we're off. 
    And there are magnetic hooks attached to the ceiling around the edge so no drilling into the wall. 
    My son got an AKG mic pack, and invested in an 8-channel Focusrite interface. 
    And a friend is "lending" him an old desktop Mac he no longer uses (graphic designer). 
    Nearly there. 
  • Dinosaur David BDinosaur David B Posts: 17,602
    Remember, you don't want the room TOTALLY dead. You just want to control the unwanted reverberations.

    Also, I know you're still finishing the studio, but remember, Tame your drums before you record:

    http://dinosaurrockguitar.com/node/1036 
    When I was 16, I had three bumper stickers on the back of my Dodge Dart: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The WHO.  Not much has changed. 
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