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June Audio Recording Studios - A Wes Lachot studio in Provo, Utah
Old 24th August 2019
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Such an awesome place !! Wow!! Still lusting after your expander!
Old 24th August 2019
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”Still lusting after your expander!”
Not sure if this sounds “politically correct”!!!!
Old 24th August 2019
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Filthy minds
Old 16th September 2019
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Any updates on the studio?
Old 7th October 2019
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I’m back. Took a few weeks (months??) off - things just got way too intense to try and keep this up. I’ve worked harder over the past month and a half than I ever have, and it has been really tough. Once the old studio was shut down it was important to get up and running as quickly as possible, but it has been a bumpy road with a lot of detours.

At this point (October 6) both studios are up and running. Many days we have sessions in both rooms, and as long as we can keep that up we should be good. The work of getting equipment running and computers online is being replaced by the work of getting systems set up for a whole new space and handling twice as many clients in and out each day.

In order to catch up on this blog I’m going to continue to take it week by week, so this post will basically cover the last week of August.



All of the glass showed up, these pieces are for the control rooms. 3/4” laminated sheets for the control room side, 5/8” tempered for the tracking room side.



Getting the control room side glass set in studio 1.



With one of the glass sheets set, work on the stops and the casing can begin.



Getting the outboard gear racked up in Control Room 1.



Trying to find a way to store and move cymbals around was proving difficult. We had them stored in multiple cymbal bags but we wanted a solution that would be mobile and hold all the cymbals. Ryan and Dan took our old rolling drum rack apart and got to work on a solution.



A few hours later the cymbal car was finished.



The crew from Brett Acoustics left, driving one of the trucks back and taking our old API 1608 with them. One week later Tony and his brother Bryan flew back out to help finish up a few odds and ends like the soffit facia they are installing here.



Adjusting the many Overly sound doors we have ended up being quite a task. Lots of playing white noise on one side and listening for gaps on the other as well as using flashlights to find gaps.



2 days before our first session in Studio 1, piano movers brought our old Bush and Gerts upright from storage and moved our Yamaha C7 from the house into the new space. The upright was the biggest challenge as it is incredibly heavy and wouldn’t go through the doors and around the corners right side up.






Although much larger, the dimensions of the grand made its move into the studio quite simple comparatively.



Trimming out the window in control room 1.



In comes the huge sheet of glass for the tracking room side of studio 1. Something about this sheet being tempered and so large meant that it had to come from another state, which took weeks, so this was a long awaited moment.



…and then we heard the installer on one end say “you need to come my way a lot” and then the installer on the other side said “no, it needs to come my way a lot.” As you can see, somewhere along the way one of the measurements was wrong and the glass was cut incorrectly. It fit great on top but was ten inches short on the bottom. So our first session in the studios didn’t have total isolation, or a trimmed out window, but it was a lot easier to leave that huge piece of glass in that spot than take it out and find somewhere to put it while we waited for a replacement.



Using the laser to get the console centered in the control room.



This is a blurry phone photo of the rack in machine room 1 showing the API power supplies, the McIntosh amp for the NS-10s, and the Burl converters. The Aviom headphone system is racked on the backside.



With our session coming up we asked for some help from friends to get things cleaned up and ready. One of the great things about our local music scene here is just how much support everyone shows to each other and in this case to us. We were really lucky to have a lot of help.



Maren, Dan and Ryan digging into the back of the API and getting everything connected.






Our studio manager Emily started hanging some artwork in the hallway.



These are all of the concert posters from the 10 years of the Provo Rooftop Concert Series, which is an event started and run by my wife and three other founders. The concerts got to the point where so many attended that the rooftop where they were initially staged was no longer safe for the crowds. The latest concerts were held on the street around the corner from the studio and would regularly have 10-15,000 attendees.



Artwork begins on the other side of the hall. I found Scott Iulianelli of Analog Prints from the awesome Tape Op magazine covers he has drawn. Scott was on board with doing a piece for the hallway and we decided that he would draw it and we would find a local artist, in this case Jake Reedy, to paint it.



Jake printed the drawing out and then used a pounce wheel to perforate along the lines. Then the prints are hung in place and a pounce pad is used to beat chalk through the small holes on to the wall. You can see the chalk lines to the left where the paper has been removed.



Next, Jake would paint over the chalk and wipe away any chalk residue.



The final mural is basically an elevation of the entirety of Studio 2, so to the left is the small booth, where you see the three mics on stands, then the wall, then the tracking room where the guitars and amps are pictured, and then all the way down the wall to the window and the control room, everything lifesize and laid out where it is behind the wall.



Jake painting the outline of the Daking console and monitors on the meter bridge.
Old 7th October 2019
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Looks amazing Scott! I can't wait to see the finished product.
Old 8th October 2019
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Again, studio art at its finest. I really like the trend with those sexy hexagons.
Old 15th October 2019
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Continuing to catch up on this build blog.



Setting the glass in the iso booths of studio 1.



Our first session in the new space was for a commercial and had us recording a drum kit, a string quartet, piano, a horn section, a choir and then ending the day with lead vocals and mixing. It was fantastic to have the space to have mics set up for all of these instruments and not have to tear down one to record the next. We heard many compliments from the musicians about the rooms and how great it was to play in them.



The next day we started working on an EP for the band I Don’t Know How But They Found Me.



The problem, however, was that construction wasn’t quite complete. Finally the new sheet of glass for studio 1 had arrived. So we kept recording drums and asked them to do their best to nail on beat, that’s true.





Final cleaning of the glass for the tracking room of studio 1.



Setting the ATC150s in control room 2. We went with the same monitors in both control rooms to hopefully make mixing as compatible as possible between rooms.



Getting the instrument room closer, still need to get another drum rack set and some more organizing.



Setting the trim for the studio 2 window.



Studio 2 glass going in.
Old 15th October 2019
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This is sick!!!!!!!!!
Old 15th October 2019
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I have to say I like the choice of monitors and console
Old 15th October 2019
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What is going on with all the pedals?!! That looks amazing! I love that gallery.
Old 3 weeks ago
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I would love to know the budget for this build. Is there anyway you can give a range?
Old 3 weeks ago
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Think quadrillions lol
Old 3 weeks ago
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So we kept recording drums and asked them to do their best to nail on beat, that’s true.
I laugh but I've had a hell of a time working around some guys on my property the last 2 weeks pressure washing the studio and house as well as painting. They were supposed to call and schedule with me at least 2 weeks ahead of time and instead just showed up. I wish I could have asked them to "pressure wash in time", but it doesn't work like that.

Stay strong, almost done!
Old 3 weeks ago
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Think quadrillions lol
No but seriously, like $2 million?
Old 3 weeks ago
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No but seriously, like $2 million?
Probably need a pm to ask privately
Old 2 weeks ago
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how could i have made it this far and then suddenly become so flaky when it comes to finishing up this build blog? work in the new studios has certainly taken over and we are also prepping for our grand opening party, so it’s hard to find a free minute.



Soon after we got things up and running we had a problem with the plumbing so we had to remove the toilet and have a guy come out and make things happy again.



The barn doors for the instrument room being built….



…and then installed.



The couch for the lounge arrived in June but sat in my garage for months before we finally took it out of the box in the new space only to discover that the arms had been damaged in transit and were broken in the middle. Luckily I have a good friend who is an upholsterer and took the couch and had it fixed right up in a few days.



Sessions for I Don’t Know How but They Found Me continue in Studio 1. Stuart Maxfield here playing some guitar, with Jed Jones engineering and iDKHOW lead singer/bassist Dallon Weekes.



Good friend Nick Simpson and his brothers came by with another drum rack.



The Daking console gave us fits for weeks. We kept having the strangest problems and the deeper we dove to try and fix them the more confusing things became. I’m sure I must have completely torn the thing apart at least 4 or 5 times by the time we figured out what was really going on, which was simply a mislabeled panel leading to wiring things backward in the master section.



Now that it is up and running it’s hard to remember just how stressful this was, but we were running sessions and having to basically work AROUND the console until we finally solved the problem.



I took this video on our first dual-session day, a string quartet in one room and a drum kit in the other really tested our isolation and luckily things worked perfectly.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Nick Simpson, who has done so much for the project, and his father dropped off the beautiful walnut reception desk they built for us.






Finally found time to make some labels for studio 2’s patchbay, shown here mid-labeling.



We started a month long project in studio 1 with The National Parks. The large studio is just so great for drums. With so much diffusion, the decay on the cymbals is just so smooth and detailed.



The National Parks in control room 1.



Another big test of the new space was a live recording and film shoot for John Legend.



Trailers for the film shoot on the side of the studio.






…and finally a live session in studio 1 with many players, this one for Sarah Sample. I’ve always loved how the bleed in a great room only adds to how good things sound, and the bleed in studio 1 is no exception. Wes’s designs have resulted in truly great sounding rooms.
Old 2 weeks ago
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This seems like a good place to put some photos up of the finished product.
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Old 2 weeks ago
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Is there a starbucks in there too? Looks great, ya'll should be proud!
Old 2 weeks ago
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Amazing and inspirational build there..

Now you need to run a competition to give away a free day to those that guess closest to the actual build costs!
Old 2 weeks ago
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If you build it John Legend will come lol
Old 2 weeks ago
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Been a long road but wow!! Hope it’s hugely successful !!
Old 2 weeks ago
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Scott, I am so impressed with the scale and quality of your new studio. Along with everyone else here I wish you all the very best for a successful future.
Old 1 week ago
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Epic undertaking and totally inspirational
Old 1 week ago
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Thanks all!
Old 1 week ago
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Thanks all!
...meaning this thread now sadly stops?

anyway, thank YOU!
Old 1 week ago
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Amazing journey and work, thanks for sharing it! The studio looks absolutely amazing!
Old 1 week ago
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Congrats on that build! Really nice if I win the lottery I’ll call you to advise me on my dream build !
Old 6 days ago
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Wow, that was simply amazing. It's a shame that there are billions of people who don't get the epic-ness of a studio build photo diary

Thanks for sharing this great adventure.

Wishing you every success in the future.
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