Moved into this house in 2007, and for the past five years the converted garage ("bonus room") has been severely underutilized. Until now .... Time to use this wonderful space and build a respectable recording and mixing studio AND generally awesome man cave.
It's painted a wild shade of red, and rather than repaint I'm going to name this place "All Red Recording" and go with it.
Hope you folks enjoy periodic updates and plenty of pictures of the planning, organization, and building of this studio! Gear list
MacBook Pro Core i7
Avid Thunderbolt HD Native with Pro Tools 10
HD Omni interface
Avid Artist Mix
Black Lion Audio B12A
Behringer Truth B2031
Studio Projects C1 (currently being modded by JJ Audio Mics)
Various other cheap mics Phase 1: Measure Twice, Cut Once
Here is the red room as it currently stands:
The planning stages are well underway. A friend of mine is an interior designer and she hooked me up with some CAD drawings. With her help, and that of Glenn from GIK Acoustics right here on GS, I chose this as the proper setup.
There are large glass paneled double doors on the walls top and left. The opening on the bottom right leads to a small 1/2 bath: Acoustic Treatment
As per Glenn's instructions, I'm starting with bass traps in all the corners. I've chosen to go DIY with the help of this awesome guide from Ready Acoustics: http://www.readyacoustics.com/DIY-BA...-MADE-EASY.pdf
I chose Roxul Safe n Sound because I found it to be a decent compromise of price and availability to the performance of Rockwool 60 and the like. Pack of 8 3" panels is $50 at Lowe's.
Four traps will be double thick (6") and 2'x4'. Cost is around $150. I built the frames last night:
Pre-drilling. Lasers are awesome:
Fabric and insulation should arrive next week. Will post up once I can get these babies wrapped up!