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Old 26th June 2008
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Talking Fabric Audio - Studio Construction

After many months of planing, budgeting worrying and running around like headless chickens we have finally started construction on our new facility.

We will be doing quite a lot of the work ourselves.

So for a couple of months we shall be builder slutz

Here is the funky 3d plan by [email protected]
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And here is the actual space

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I will post some new pics as soon as i get more time, so let me know what you think.

To view more pictures you can go to our site fabric audio
Old 27th June 2008
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looks like its gonna be pretty sick when its all done!
Old 27th June 2008
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We hope so too!!

On with the photos...

Here we are conducting the all important ambient noise measurements

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We also checked for any possible magnetic/electrical interference (and its all good!)

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And some of our extremly complex and expensive test equipment

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Old 28th June 2008
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We have now mapped everything out, so we can start cutting the floor tiles. This is so the wall structures dont start from the same height.

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Here is the 80cm wall gap designed to give a 75-80db reduction!

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Last edited by fabricaudio; 28th June 2008 at 08:00 PM..
Old 28th June 2008
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In order to create me must Destroy!!

We needed to get rid of the two pillars and cut the floor tiles. Difficult job but quite rewarding.
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Old 28th June 2008
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The results...

What a mess (that someone needs to clean up)
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The cut:

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The Grand Canyon angle

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Old 8th July 2008
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[Billy Idol]More! More! More![/Billy Idol]
Old 8th July 2008
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The Rockwool has arived (thats one third of our order)

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The Ytong has also arived we can finnaly start raising the walls

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And here is the first one of many heh

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Old 10th July 2008
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Building is continuing at full speed!

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Old 15th July 2008
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We have reached the top!
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Started puting up the rockwool (ps its nasty stuff to work with)

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Old 15th July 2008
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We also put in the pipe channels to carry the audio/video cabling from machine -> Controll -> live room. You can also see the main power lines going through too. We descided to split the AC phases and use one for the controll one for the live and one for lights+HVAC.

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Old 15th July 2008
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Very cool. sir!

Damn...mine's a closet compared to the room you've got. heh

(pics) I'd like some more, please....

Old 19th July 2008
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Here are some more photos of our progress. Hope you like them.

The soon to be machine room.
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The soon to be (presentable) studio corridor
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And this one is in between the control and live room.
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These walls have an 80cm gap between them. And will have another rockwool wall added soon.
Old 22nd July 2008
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Here is a quick update.

The control and live room walls have finished.

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We have also installed the frame for the window system.

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Old 22nd July 2008
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looks cool, where is this build city/country etc. etc.
how did you team up !!
enjoy ...
any nice gear-plans ???
Old 23rd July 2008
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The build is in Athens Greece,

We are a team of Engineers/Sound designers who met and worked in London. After a couple of years we decided to start up a project in Greece.

As for gear I will be posting a full setup soon but the basic layout is a mixture of boutique pres/outboard, control surface all being recorded and edited on Nuendo.

We will also have a nice selection of tube amps and two drum kits

(pics to follow) heh
Old 23rd July 2008
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cool, I'll be in greece in two weeks ( pilion mountains ) ... chipero and fresh grilled octopus ... I can't wait. I have some family there.

I'll enjoy the beachlife while you swet :-) heh
Old 23rd July 2008
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Sounds great (griled octupus is exelent) also try some dolmades(stufed vine leaves).

Hope you have a good time, you can always drop by if you are in Athens.
Old 8th September 2008
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The HVAC system has finnaly arrived, and we have started installing it.

This is one of the external units
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This is the air suction duct for the controll room
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These are some of the ducts leading into the controll room
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Old 8th September 2008
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This is one of the HVAC units

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This is some of the ducts for the live room running behind its walls.

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This is part of the Three-phase electricity supply to the studio being wired up for the HVAC.

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Old 18th September 2008
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Our first equipment order has arrived today!

All the studio cabling, pa and power.

So here is the first real slluty picture thumbsup

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Old 9th October 2008
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Sorry for not updating but we have been quite busy. We have been plastering and constructing the inside sound treatment.

Here is the plaster work started
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And this is the structure of the inside sound treatment
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We have also started passing the mic tie cables (2x 24 channel snakes)

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Also here is what the floating floor is going to stand on (very dence and thick rubber)

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Old 17th October 2008
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Here is a quick update,

We have finished the framing, and started putting in the wooden faces. Its finally starting to take shape.

We will soon be start working on the floating floor.

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Old 22nd October 2008
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Realy Great...

Congratulation i'll follow you with a lot of attention
Old 10th November 2008
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Here is a quick update, we have finnaly started construction of the floating floor.

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I do really hope this is the last time we have to handle so much rockwool
Old 10th November 2008
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looks Fat!
Old 15th November 2008
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Heres another update, the floor boards have been placed, starting to look prety good.

The Live room
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The corntrol before and after
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This is where the riser for the clinet couch is going to be.
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These are the mic tie lines coming in from the live room, and some network and sync cabling
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Old 16th February 2009
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New photos!!!

You can always visit fabric audio for more details about the construction
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Old 18th February 2009
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Quick update.

One diffuser is ready for painting. We will start the other side tomorrow
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Old 18th February 2009
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Really nice!
Good work heh
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