This is a childhood dream come true to me. We are so lucky to have the possibility to build a studio here at this location.
The planning has started, and we have about 75m2 of space in this concrete room. We have 11,7x7,25m width but loose some space due to a garage port, and we need to put up a wall here. Our plan is to make a control room, and a live room - and possibly a vocal booth. (havn't decided if we are going to do that yet).
We are in the first place going to use this studio for our songwriting and recording of our songs.
But it’s possible that it turn into a something of commercial value after a while.
We are going to record full bands, but in the songwriting/ duo projects, we will use the control room a lot, so it’s important for us that this room will be large enough.
Acoustics are a serious matter for us, so we are going to spend a bit to get things right. But we doesn’t have a high-end budget, so we will DIY everything. I’ve read through a lot of forum posts, Rod Gervais book twice (but I think I will have to open it a few more times..
We doesn’t have so much neighbours or surrounding noise to worry about, so our main isolation plans will be between our own rooms. The walls between the control room and live room will be STC63 rated, with a studio window in the wall. (about 8mm + 10mm laminated glass).
Control room: We plan to have acoustic tiles in the roof cloud, superchunks in the back corners, slat absorbers on the sides/front, and possibly some diffusor on the back wall.
Live room: not quite sure of what do do here yet, since I have never built a live room before. But I think that I will use some absorbent ceiling, slat absorbent walls, superchunks and diffusors here as well.
The floor is going to be laminate (same as wood).
The ceiling height is about 2.5 / 2.7m
We have most of the materials ready like OC703, fluffy insulation, gypsum, 2x4" wood, etc , so I won't list our budget here - but let's say it is a midrange budget.
We have other facilities like toilet, lounge and kitchen in the neighbour-rooms so this will be a control room / Live room / vocal booth/amp booth only.
vocal booth: 4m x 2,7m (minus wall treatment) approx 11m2
(is this large enough for a vocal booth, to not get the "boxy" sound?)
control room: 3,85m x 7,24m (minus wall treatment) 27,8m2
live room: 3,66m x 7,24m (minus wall treatment) 26,5m2
and are this OK ratios? I know the control room and live room is ALMOST the feared x2 length-width ratio, but as long it isn’t quite it is no problem right?
I'll post some pictures in the next post and some basic sketchup plans of what I think
Will be a good room solution.. any others have any different tips to a layout?
I guess the building will start within a month.
questions, tips, hint, are highly appreciated!