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The Parlor Recording Studio - New Orleans - Construction Journal

Hi everyone, I'll be posting photos and information as things develop during the building of my new recording studio in New Orleans. It will be called The Parlor. Here is more info:

"Scheduled to open in 2012, The Parlor Recording Studio will be a top of the line music recording facility located in the Irish Channel neighborhood of uptown New Orleans. Created in partnership between producer/engineer Matt Grondin and music industry entrepreneur Judy Van Zant, with construction and design by the same crews who built Blackbird Studio in Nashville, The Parlor will offer large acoustic spaces and finely tuned rooms with plenty of isolation, as well as a live chamber. The studio will be heavily focused on preserving classic recording gear, including our all-discrete Neve 8078 console with Flying Faders, and will offer analog tape recording coupled with, of course, digital recording to Pro Tools HD for those who like their modern conveniences. We will have some of the finest in vintage equipment, including original Neumann microphones, original outboard pieces, plate reverb, and classic keyboards and guitar amps. Complete gear list will be announced prior to opening. Please stay tuned for updates!"

In the vein of The Bridge Recording Studio buildout, I figured my fellow slutz might enjoy seeing the process come together and thought that not only will it be fun and exciting to document, but it might also help to inform and entertain everyone as it comes together. I'm sure we will overcome some hurdles and make some mistakes along the way, so hopefully it will be educational as well. Thanks!
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The building before construction begins:












I took down some of the original pictures of the interior which people had commented on. Guess they were on my old Flickr account and I can't find the originals. Here is the current state of the interior as of March 29, 2012. The studio build really starts ramping up on post # 85.


IMG_0336 by MattGrondin, on Flickr

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looking forward to seeing this one happen!
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Gonna be a fun one to watch. Way to go!
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The space looks killer. I'm very much looking forward to this.
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Thanks guys! Please friend us on Facebook.
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I like that space already with the curved roof struts...Reminds me of the great British Victorian stations...

You've bought the space then? Good luck from me - I'm following it through to conclusion...
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I like that space already with the curved roof struts...Reminds me of the great British Victorian stations...

You've bought the space then? Good luck from me - I'm following it through to conclusion...
Yes, we own that building. I love the trusses too, but unfortunately, there's no way we can incorporate them into the aesthetics of the design without compromising isolation.
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That' a nice building, Id live there!
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Looks like plenty of room to create something good! Just remember: measure twice, cut once. The design is as important as the execution, but you know that.
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Cheater! It took me over a year of building to get to where you are starting. All in good fun. I wish you the best. I'll be watching!

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Very exciting! I LOVE seeing full studio build-outs. (I miss the days of building ours)

Enjoy the experience!!, you're in for the time of your life!

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There's plenty you could do with roof trusses like that.....

Depending on how big a room you need.

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big thumbs up Matt, nice looking space. stay in touch.

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There's plenty you could do with roof trusses like that.....

Depending on how big a room you need.

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We're building up as high as we can possibly go!
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Hey,

Your studio name is the same as ours! Different spelling though.

Good luck with the build
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Please don't sue us! Haha, didn't I email you guys a while back? Thanks for being cool about it. We actually thought about using the "u" at one point but decided for the more American spelling.
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Matt, fan of your playing for a while..

I wish you best of luck, but you dont need it.. I am sure your place will be succesful....

Keep us posted ..

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Super cool space!
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Hey matt, Im in new orleans, I got a concrete guy that does great work and Im sure would give you a good price... If you havent found anyone, let me know... If he's interested I'll put you in touch. Im gonna have him helping me get some stuff done for my studio construction... good luck
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Hey matt, Im in new orleans, I got a concrete guy that does great work and Im sure would give you a good price... If you havent found anyone, let me know... If he's interested I'll put you in touch. Im gonna have him helping me get some stuff done for my studio construction... good luck
Shoot me a name for sure, had one guy no-show on me and another finally gave me a quote. Tired of waiting, ready to get rollin'. How's your project coming along?
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Hey Matt I have a small home studio across the lake in Slidell. I will be following this thread closely and wish you guys the best of luck.If you need any help at all I can pull wire,solder,repair gear, etc just give me a hollar I would be glad to help out.

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