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Improve Mix Room + Add a Live Room
Old 17th June 2019
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Improve Mix Room + Add a Live Room

Aloha - I've been wanting to get the acoustics in my mix room right for years. I actually have been predominantly mixing on Sonarworks calibrated headphones because my mixes translate better than when I mix on my speakers.

I started working with Jeff Hedback 2 years ago to help me come up with a plan. He was awesome to work with and, understanding my needs and scope, came up with a great plan for me.

Then my wife recommended that we should also expand into the garage and add a live room (yes, I have the best wife in the world.) So I contacted Jeff again and he helped me to design a Live Room. My wife and I were willing to sacrifice the entire garage, but Jeff ended up coming with a plan that fit our budget that uses half of the garage for the live room.

A couple of months ago an investor manifested who loaned me money to start building. It's slow going because I'm building it myself, and with people who are willing to help me for free, or occasionally I'll pay someone like $20 an hour.

I'm in Hawaii, and the first thing I discovered is that it's incredibly difficult to get OC703 fiberglass panels and Rockwool panels. I found ONE HVAC company on Oahu, called Admor HVAC through whom I could order the materials.

The cost of shipping these products to the Big Island is incredibly expensive.

This is what my mix room looked like before construction begins
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Old 18th June 2019
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Nice! Good luck to you moving forward. I know from recent personal experience that building your own studio is a labor of love for sure. And I have an amazing wife as well, so you're super double fortunate there!!!
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