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PLace is looking amazing chaps, what an epic build , Joe my Wire man tells me he is coming up there there to do some wire work for you, i have known and used him for 4 years , he is a great guy and does really neat work.
best with it all, can't wait to see the finished pics,
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Spoke to Joe today, he is booked to come up!

I also worked out that we need 5500 EDAC crimp pins which as usual cost a small fortune :-(

Anyway, we're getting closer!

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Lots has been done !!!

Glass went into the doors today :-) nice moment

Wiring tomorrow :-(

It's starting to look like a studio :-)

Had a great night at the MPG Awards :-) the food was absolutely garbage though :-( :-(


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All of the cable is now run between the machine room and control room!

I made the decision that we will run 96 i/o from the effects units that will sit in the machine room to two bantam patch bays in the control room.

I also decided that other than mic amps and tape machine + CLASP i/o, we will wire for 96 channels of analogue gear in the control room racks.

We will also have a wall plate in the control room with 48 i/o wired to a patch row for people bring their own racks of gear in.

Only 96 channels of analogue gear is a drop in the ocean compared to what we have :-(

Oh well, it's a good job we have some great assistants to swap gear in and out of the racks!

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It'll be fun to see it finished. The rendering looks gorgeous...
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It's getting there

Cheers bud

It's getting there- lots of not so interesting stuff going on last couple of weeks

Aircon / wiring / cabling / new doors / glazing / blablabablaaaaaaaa

Our Midfield speaker lifts arrived today from
Germany- crate damaged but looks as though it should be ok !!!

2nd fix wiring going on -

Jesus is never ending this lark !!!!!!!


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Hi guys - followed this thread forawhile- when is your estimated completion/opening date ?
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Hi

Middle to late May

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Hi guys - followed this thread forawhile- when is your estimated completion/opening date ?
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What could these be for?




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Poker chips?







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Wood inlays for the doors, no........ I think they are inlays for the things next to the windows, you had some holes there that needed to be filled.
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:-)

Whos a clever boy then :-)

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Ehhmmmmm,....... me....??? ;-)
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What did I win?........ A three month recording session....? ;-)
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What could these be for?




You told us already, havent you:

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The EDACS wiring start today

Got the boys in today - our wireman ex VDC wire specialist James getting down to business this weekend -

It's getting there - 2 mammoth 7 feet high doors made and in Booth and Live room get ins - looking spectacular - Grahams an amazing craftsman !!!!

Making one more door and frame for the toilet and shower area - that's the doors made then- :-)

Custom wall plates arrive from Signal Transport USA next week - nice - satin purple !

Greg hurt his back yesterday lifting the 7 foot doors that weigh 200kgs each :-( :-(

He's in today soldiering on !!!!

Talk soon



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Hi

Small update-

Josh is in wiring OEM API modules today- air con guy richard is in piping in our 2 x 3 phase ducted units for live room and control room.....

Oh and the bad news- we find out we haven't enough cable or patch bay to run some other gear through the wall from the tape room to the control room- its to do with the over dubbing functions of the desk- anyway we're getting it sorted out but more expense........

The cable bill is utterly mind-blowing- the runs are only 9 metres and we have now used over 1200 mtrs of VDC Studio grade blue series....... ;-(

Its just not been costed for in the original budget -

My advice to anybody doing studio building is to cost out as scientifically as you can the amount of cable you will need to complete the build...if you don't and have spare money your build will grind to a holt very quickly- the more cable you need the more patch you need and these are also expensive - especially with EDAC connector ties....

Our main problem with this was the up grade paths we took with the addition of the SP2 and Stem MAKER- this alone added 100's and 100's of metres of cable......

Bad news.......... I am telling myself this will all be worth it ?????

Cables a nightmare :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(


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Oh and the bad news- we find out we haven't enough cable or patch bay to run some other gear through the wall from the tape room to the control room- its to do with the over dubbing functions of the desk- anyway we're getting it sorted out but more expense........
Welcome to the club! It will all work out...
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Thanks Mike

Appreciate that Mike

Thanks Bud

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The light is always Dimmest at the end of the tunnel !
Nearly there to something that is totally unique

And keeping with the baby thyme giving birth just the being of the adventure

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Ouch! Sounds painful. Keep the faith Andy. It'll all work out in the end!
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Bad news.......... I am telling myself this will all be worth it ?????

Andy
I have made myself this same question over the last month(s), as my small studio has cost at the end a lot more than I estimated (and I did try not to be too naive when I began)
I've spent a lot of thousand euros (a lot can be hundreds of them, of course) in a small city with a lot of other "studios", most of them in bedrooms with an mbox or so which will "make you a record" for 50€/day.
I'm going to buy a pair of ATC monitors, several 500 modules for my lunchboxes, a Wagner mike, a lot of cable -me too, although I cannot afford the best like you-... and for whom, I wonder?
When I began this project everybody here seemed to have money, this was like Switzerland or Dubai, we were all rich... Or so we thought.
But now, will my clients know the difference between my dozens of microphones of brands like Schoeps (old 221 tube ones included BTW), Neumann or DPA, and the Samson and Thomann out there?
Will they know that just the electric fee of my analog desk, the almost 3000 watts in lighting and AC is greater than what they want to pay daily?
Can they afford to pay for 70m2 of acoustically treated recording space in two rooms and a big analog desk control room?

Probably not. Most of them will record in their cousin's studio (a laptop with a pirate copy of cubase, an M Audio interface, two Behringer Truth monitors and a pair of Samson plastic mikes.

But now there's no return for me, so I will go on, and I'm sure someone will need my studio, there's still hope for me...

You are putting together a big studio with new standards, there are just a bunch of them all over the world, there is room enough for a brand new one.
There have always been people who understands the need for excelence, they will be your clients, they are waiting for you to finish your -and my- studio, so let's not cry like babies, let's keep on working hard. Of course it's worth. And you know it, don't you?

Sorry for my English: it's almost as bad as my financial knowledge...
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Most of them will record in their cousin's studio (a laptop with a pirate copy of cubase, an M Audio interface, two Behringer Truth monitors and a pair of Samson plastic mikes.
Yes they probably will, but you will be able to attract clients from further afield that are better than that.
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Special request....

Andy, Bassjam:

Special request here from Montreal...

You told us no more photos before spring 2012.
OK this week-end its going to be +20deg here (+26C in Chicago yesterday !!)

So...can you post one photo over the week-end? Just one tinny one to show us where you are at with the construction? Hey its early spring outside !!

Cheers all
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hi all

Well things are cooking at AB- but still alot more to do-

French polisher finished all arc's/frames and skirts this week and acoustic panels for the control room- they look absolutely AMAZING !!!!!!!!! - Just doors to do now-!!!!

The ever faithful Graham B at Oak Leaf Joinery doing an amazing job at the finishing joinery- the finer details are costing a lot of money to do but it will be worth it- he finished the booth this week.......

Wiring starts again next weekend- Jo's bringing another mate of his up for London to get through the job quicker for us......

We have to open as soon as possible- we have potential clients queuing for a listen and demo !!

What else can I say- oh yes- all air-con ducted systems- Live room /Booth- install was completed last week - Richards a great guy and has saved us a small fortune on the install costs-thanks matey !!

We've still taken lots of pictures- we'll let you have a look at a few very soon......


Best to you and have a good weekend- Lovely weather in Liverpool !!!!

Cheers



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Well, after 2 days training with Robin Porter at Neve, we know what the formatter in the scoring panel does!

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Its looking fab boys but could you please leave some toys in the box for the other kids to play with ?

I am just jealous
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Well, after 2 days training with Robin Porter at Neve, we know what the formatter in the scoring panel does!

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