Soundproof amp room !!

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  1. glman

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    here's a photo of my new " soundproof " amp / recording room.
    I've added double glass over my existing windows and thick doors with rubber sealing.
    the wooden floor will be done on monday - it's gonna look real nice!.
    the room is an extension of my home studio where I record my own stuff on weekends.
    i can now finally crank my amps up and record whenever I please without disturbing anyone in the house or any neighbors.
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    BTW - amps shown are
    Marshall JTM 30
    gibson GA-15RV
    alessandro English - Vox BNX 212 Celestion Blue cab
    Marshall Slash Cab - Mesa Quad Pre amp and Stereo Simul-Class 295 PWR amp
    Marshall Slash 2555 head + Marshall 4x12 cab with Celestion 25 watt greenbacks
    alessandro Bluetick
    two separate 1x12 cabs - celestion blues

    Lots more amps in the garage ! - couple of fenders and several boogies
    MK IIc ,
    MK III Simul Class,
    MK IV simul Class,
    Fender Bassman RI

    etc...
    couple of others I forget.

    anyway now i have more reasons to wake up each morning - especially on saturdays !!!!
     
  2. SGFan

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    That looks great! What are the room's dimensions and would you min if I asked approximately how much of an outlay you need to put into such a project? I would love to do something similar at some point in the future.
     
  3. Randy

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    What is the wall covering? Can you give some more info on the room construction?
     
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    Two words: Awe ... some! Yeah, I'm curious as t what's on the walls as well. I hope to have my room ready by mid-September.
     
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    Is that tweed walls or do I need a checkup? Looks great BTW
     
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    Can I rent space????

    Great Job!!!!:drool
     
  7. TDJMB

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    I'm insanely jealous. Way more details, please. For example, what's the wall covering and did you insulate the walls in any way? What about the ceiling? Does simply doubling the windows really isolate the sound? Why in the world would you want to turn up the English ????
     
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    +1 We need more details. Ive doubled the drywall with green glue in between in my music room. Wondering what you did???
     
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    Great looking room. Congrats!
     
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    Sweeeeeet! I'm so envious.......
     
  11. Paul86

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    You bastard, you.
    I should have this room...
     
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    you are my hero.

    Care to share the specs and materials used on the walls etc..
     
  13. glman

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    4m x 3.5m - outlay would be difficult to say cause I live in south africa and it would be meaningless for me to tell you what I spent

    what i can tell you is that there is nothing better than being able to turn your amp to 10 in the middle of the night and wail away till the early hours etc.....
     
  14. glman

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    I got a builder to do it for me so I cant give details but what i can tell you is than is basically normal brick etc.. then there is a an aluminium frame lattice covering all the walls about 15cm thick - it's fillid in with aerolite insulation - packed real tight - then covered with Rhino board 9 chalk filled cardboard - about 1cm thick.
    finally it's cover with thick carpet blocks.
    it's not too dead in the actual room - just perfect - it's joined to my recording studio at my house - it's basically a large vocal booth that also serves as a perfect guitar room - heaven at home

    the windows are double glass with a gap in between - all air gaps in the windows are filled in with clear silicon - this is really important as sound escapes through any little ait holes - just closing a window doesnt really work
    but remember silicon in the window cracks means the windows stay closed - I'll install a small aircon unit sometime in the future but for now it's working out great
    the doors are all double doors made from solid wood with rubber sealing and a small lip along the bottom to keep it soundproof - it works like a dream.
    i'll post more pics as soon as the wooden flooring is done next week
     
  15. Distortion

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    Nice setup.

    I see an old Boogie 295 with the matching Quad preamp setting in the background.
    I still have one of these beasts that I bought new in the late 80's.. :)
     
  16. glman

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    you're right - i got that mesa setup in the late 80's - to me it's still the the ultimate boogie tone - it captures all the boogie tones in one box - but i just never use it anymore -
    my taste in tone has changed completely.
    I'm using the Alessandro English 99% of the time and occasionally the Marshall 2555 .
    I'm considering a red iron T-rex for later this year
     
  17. Paul86

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    Hey glman,
    I keep pestering you about this, but... I have to know!
    What about the Bluetick? What is it that the English has that it hasn't? I know, I know, but I'm considering a Bluetick myself, so I'd like to know from someone who's got one.
     
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    Sweet! And that's exactly what you have to do - double up the walls, windows and doors. The whole room-within-a-room concept really works. Over the years I've had a few semi-pro studios and this is what we did each time. It's amazing how well it works to keep the sound from bleeding through to where it's not wanted. Right now, even with a fairly well insulated basement music room, I don't bother the neighbours but there's no way I can play even a small combo past lights out. I should be so lucky to have your studio. :)
     
  19. lakesider

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    For some real great info on how to build a room within a room go straight for the Rod Gervais book "Home Studios-Build It Like The Pros"
    This book will save you a lot of time and money in mistakes. Has a lot of resources in it and diagrams that can help you supervise your construction (or construction person)

    http://www.amazon.com/Home-Recording-Studio-Build-Like/dp/1598630342
     
  20. adamzappa

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    All you need is a red Wolfaardt amp.
     

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