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Small Studio in Brazil

This dream is a non-commercial studio that I am building inside my appartment, in Brazil.
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This was my old studio, only for rehearsal.
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Before the demolition, we've done a temporary wall with drywall and isolated with silicone, so that no dust would bother the house. I've added an extra room and its bathroom to the old rehearsal studio of my appartment. The total area will be 390sq.ft. You can see the bathroom going through demolition.
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Anti-vibration pads being installed. I've chosen kinetics pads.
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Parabéns já!
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Parabéns já!
Translation: Congrats now!

Obrigado.

Translation: Thank you.
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Glass fiber and isolation pads installed ! Made the cuts for the 1st layer of Marine Plywood ! It is good to remind that the pads have a specific position, based on the aprox. ammount of weight you are willing to build over them and some other aspects such as the architecture of your rooms. Moreover, the glass wool also have a specific density, and it is important to well "fit" the glass wool on the pads.
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1st layer finished. The square is the box where the cables will pass through. I'll seal a box with SilenSeal and will glue all layers of marine ply and dry-wall with GreenGlue, both from GreenGlue company.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiUBxjFG53o
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The box. SilenSeal and GreenGlue all over.
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Now the 1st layer of drywall is being installed. This is only the beggining of our GreenGlue and Silen Seal consumption...
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50mm air gap between the boxes. The floor consists of these 4 layers:

-Marine Plywood 15mm
-Dry-Wall 12.5mm
-Dry-Wall 12.5mm
-Marine Plywood 15mm

The floor's glass wool is 32kg/m3 of density by 50mm thick. The walls have the the same glass wool, but 100mm thick. The ceiling is the same as the floor. It's time for the last layer, the Marine Plywood. Then I'll have the finish floor, a 160 year-old wood that I bought from a demolition of a Church.
The laser mesures 3.121m=10.2395...my ceiling will have 8ft. so the room ratio will be EXACTLY Sepmeyer's ratio: 1:1.28:1.54. And let's follow on to the cages !!!!
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The wafle slabs need some acoustic treatment as well.fuuck
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Very nice, well thought and designed. Hope you won't have to move soon !
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Very nice, well thought and designed. Hope you won't have to move soon !
Thank You Very much. The appartment is mine, no mortgages or whatsoever. I plan to move from here when I reach my 50's, I dream about a ranch. But that will take 21 years...

I'm 29 !
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Treating the side walls, same glass wool.
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It's important to secure the glass fiber. I've used some nice and thick fishing nylon.
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The ceiling is indepentent. No anti vibration springs attached to the slabs. It is a box that sustains itself. I've used rock solid iron studs to support the 3 layers of dry-wall. There is a little detail that is important to get done so the walls and the ceiling are attached properly. I'll find a way to draw it and post so you guys can see. It is also important to have somenone calculating what exactly you need to use to support the ammount of weight that the ceiling you desire to build is going to have. I've left a 50mm air gap on top of the studs+glass wool.
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The first problems occurred:

1. The ceilling suffered a 4mm=0.157 inch fall. I'll have a top notch engineer here on Thursday (it's Carnival here in Brazil, everybody is on vacation till' Thu) to evaluate if we need to do something.

2. I had to get rid of one of the windows. I've planned to have 2 on each side, simetrically positioned. But when I've done the render and considered the desk with all the outboard, the console, 5.1 monitoring etc. it was going to be too tight.

3. The main worker got ill. I had to replace him and the new guy didn't have the same skills. I am going to remake some of the layers because some of them have a milimeter or two short. Imagine yourself inside your car: openning your car's window just a few milimeters would make you feel much more of the outside noise. Therefore, I have to be as precise as I can here !

4. We've done a sample of the window frame. We will use Teak. When I've put it into the right place I've noticed that I needed to level it again. The steel studs sometimes fall a little bit out of level.

I'll use 4 laminated and tempered glasses on each window and also on the window that separates the CR from the scoring room. This will be a heavy window, 1.20m of width and 2.2m of height. All of them will have 4 laminated glasses. It is important to use different thickness on the glasses. Doing the last one with an angle is not the most important thing, but sure it helps.

The NC of my studio will be something between 15-17.
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The gear that is already here:

MICS

AKG

AKG C-451 (1)
AKG C-414 (2) *
AKG D-112 (1)

Earthworks

Earthworks QTC-40k (2) *

Electrovoice

Electrovoice RE-20 (1)

Neumann

Neumann SKM-184 (2) *
Neumann KMS-105 (1)
Neumann U47w (1)

Shure

Shure SM57 (1)
Shure SM58- (1)
Shure Beta57 (2)
Shure SM57 w/ TAB Funkenwerk Transformer (1)

Sennheiser

Sennheiser MD-421 II (4) *
Sennheiser e604 (3) *

Telefunken

Telefunken ELA M250E- (1)

Royer

Royer R-121 Dinamic Ribbon Mic (2) *
Royer PS-101 Pop Filter (2)
Royer RSM-1 Shock Mount (2)

Sony

Sony C-800G (1)

CONSOLE

SSL Matrix (1)

MONITOR

Adam S3X-H- (2)
Adam S2X (3)
Adam Sub10 (2)

MONITOR MIXING SYSTEM

Aviom A-16 II Personal Mixer (4)
Aviom A-16D A-Net Distributor (1)
Aviom AN-16i M-Input Module (1) 1U
Aviom MT-1 (4)
Aviom EB1 (4)

OUTBOARDS

Interface Pro Tools 192 I/O (1) 2U
Digidesign Sync I/O (1) 1U
SSL Alpha Link MADI SX (1) 2U
SSL Delta Link (1) 1U
Xilica XP 8080 Sound Processor (1) 1U
Manley Slam Stereo Limiter and Mic Preamp (1) 2U
Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-XS (1) 2U
Brent-Averill Neve 1073MPF Dual Channel Mic Pre (3) 3U
BBE 362 Sonic Maximizer (1) 1U
Avalon Ultra 5 Direct Box and Mic Pre (1) 2U
Avalon RackMount RM-1 (1)
SSL Surround Monitor Card (1)

API 500VPR 10 Slot rack w/ L200PS 3U

LaChapell Audio 583s (1)
API 512c Mic Preamp and DirectBox (2)
API 560 Graphic EQ (2)
API 527 Compressor/Limiter (2)
Grace m501 Mic Preamp (2)

SSL X-Rack 4U
4x Mic Amp Module XR 621
4x VHD Input Module XR 627

SSL X-Rack 4U
4x E Series EQ Module XR 425
4x E Series Dynamics Module XR 418

Millenia M2-B (1) 2U
PurpleAudio MC77 (1) 2U
Avalon VT-737sp Tube Mic Pre (1) 2U
Anamod ATS-1 Tape Simulator (1) 2U
Anamod ATR 102 Card (1)
Anamod Ampex 351 Card (1)
Rupert Neve Portico 5012 Duo Mic Pre (4) 2U

PATCHBAY

Mini Shorti DB 25 (4) 6U

INSTRUMENTS

Drums
DW Collector’s FinishPly
10”x8’’,12”x9’’,14”x11’’,16”x13’’& 22’’x18’’
Snares: Ludwig Black Beauty, Mapex Black Panther Bird’s Eye Maple, DW Collectors.
Cymbals: Paiste Sound Fomula’s and Zildjian K’s.

Acoustic Guitars
Taylor NS62
Taylor 510ce

Electric Guitar
Fender Custom Shop Black Strat David Gilmour Relic

SAMPLING EFFECTS

Roland SPD-S (1)
Korg Kaoss KP3 (1)

COMPUTER

MacPro 8-Core
Two 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processors
6GB (six 1GB) memory
640GB hard drive1
18x double-layer SuperDrive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB

DISPLAY

Mac Cinema LCD Display 30’’
Sharp Aquos LCD 36’’

PLUG-INS

Echo-Farm Line 6
Waves Mercury TDM
AudioEase Altiverb Regular
Celemony Melodyne Editor

MIC STANDS

K&M 21060-500-01 (10)
Zinc die-cast with long folding legs w/ special height-adjustment mechanism
K&M 21021-500-55 (2)
Long legs for compact storage and easy transport
K&M 25900-500-01 (4)
Low-level, telescopic stand with foldable legs, with 2-piece boom arm

HEADPHONES

AKG K701 (1)
SennheiserHD380 (5)

GUITAR AMP CABINET

Vox AC30H2 (1)

BASS AMP CABINET

Ampeg BA-115 1x15” (1)
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The "*" on the microphone list means that they are either matched pair or sequenced serial numbers. As for the Sennheisers I know that there was not much of a need to have them sequenced, but I've ordered that way. A customer is always the boss !
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thats just dope...Thanks for sharing.. you gonna have some serious fun when your done
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I see you went with the SSL Matrix.You will not be disappointed.I went this route and am extremely happy with my decision.Great console.

The rest of your list looks great as well,nice job.
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Thanks for the nice words guys.
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Congrats Caco ! (Parabéns)

Have you checked my thread ?
recording studio @ a office building

I'm just curious , who's your engineer ?

I'm in Sao Paulo , we may keep in touch and exchange some "suffering experiences" ! Because to build studio, lead us to some serious anxiety disorders ! Definitely !

Abraço !
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Fala Fossaree,

Nao tive tempo de ver o seu mais irei olhar. Estive quebrando a cabeca hoje para resolver os primeiros probleminhas do meu estudio, mas Gracas a Deus encontramos a solucao.

Assim que der vou olhar o seu e comentarei algo.

Abraco e obg.

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Hey Fossaree,

I didn't have time to check on yours yet but I'll do it. I've been busy with the first problems that have surfaced on my studio and thankfully we've identified the way to solve them.

I'll check your studio ASAP and will write you comments.

Thanks a lot.

By the way: as for the engineer I guess there is no such character and the acoustician is a local guy called Luizinho Referencia.
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Sorry guys, a lot going on here. My main guy is not ill anymore and when he came back we had a meeting with the engineer. We've finally found the way to solve the ceiling issue. Also, my main worker wants to redo all the walls again because the walls are not millimetricaly leveled and are not as straight as they can be.
This is a guy who is a true craftsman and I will do it. He begun building the scoring room the right way and we are going to dismount the CR monday. I'll keep you guys posted.
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Desculpe, estava bastante. Agora nao.

A onde e seu estudio? Mora em Salvador por um poquito tiempo. Voces ambos sao brasilieros?

Voces nao es escrivendo todo em Ingles que falando em Portuguese. Sou gringo mas eu entendo um pouco.

Qual tipe de musica va gravar?

Translation:

Sorry, I used to be fluent. Not now.

Where is your studio? I lived in Salvador for a little bit. Are you both brazilian?

What kind of music will you be recording?

Tchau
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Citternman,

Yeah, Brazilians. The studio is in Recife, Northeast as well.
We will be producing many things here hopefully...rock, blues, local music (Maracatu), pop etc.

So far we are cracking our heads with the construction and very excited with all the challenges so far.
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Very cool. I've studied mangue and maracatu a little bit, also went to school with a Nordestino from Recife.

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