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My New Studio... or What I did on my summer vacation.

SBRocket

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I spent the last 4 months building out a new mixing and live room in NYC. The rooms were designed by Rod Gervais and he did a great job. I built it out with the help of Rod's book a few friends and one super carpenter.

I am thrilled with how it came out. It looks and sounds like a dream come true. The room is set up for 5.1 and Stereo mixing and recording. I never want to leave...

We set up the rooms to link via Skype, so I don't have a window between them. I've done a few sessions with the Skype link and it feels just like a window.

The live room sounds great, quiet and a bit lively... but not too lively. It's really spot on. We had a 7 piece band in the live room a few weeks ago and outside the door all you could hear was the gentlest hint of the drums. And inside the room everyone could hear everything.

I know :worthless so...


The Door by SBRocket, on Flickr


The Desk by SBRocket, on Flickr


Custom D-Command Desk by SBRocket, on Flickr


The Input Side by SBRocket, on Flickr


Some Guitars... by SBRocket, on Flickr


Client Couch by SBRocket, on Flickr


The Live Room by SBRocket, on Flickr


More Live Room by SBRocket, on Flickr

The Fabric in the live room is not wavy as it looks in these pics. I'm going to have to take some more to figure out why it loos that way.

Steve
 

asintoras

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Excellent! Congrats!

Is it possible to know how much $ was invested in all. And why you decided to do the Skype link instead of a real window? Because of money or acoustics?
 

SBRocket

Platinum Supporting Member
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685
The Skype thing was for 3 reasons. It is hard to fit a window into a 5.1 room when the live room needs to be in front of the studio. I couldn't build the live room on the side because the space didn't work for that.

The 2nd reason though is I often have producers sit in on VO sessions on phone patch or ISDN. Last year a few of them sat in on sessions by Skype on iPads. It worked well so I decided to do it all that way. The added benefit is it is much easier to control sound with 6 layers of 5/8" sheetrock (and the rest of the wall systems) than a window. It also makes the live room feel private. You can turn off the TV in there and it's a cool vibe.

The 3rd reason is that if I build another room I can just Skype into the live room from that one too and the original mix room is still free to mix in.

PM me and I'll tell you about the costs. I don't have it all calculated yet but I have a general idea.

Steve


Excellent! Congrats!

Is it possible to know how much $ was invested in all. And why you decided to do the Skype link instead of a real window? Because of money or acoustics?
 




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