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Old 4th September 2009
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Shipping Container Studio

Hey Guys,

I have been working in a larger studio about 30mins from my home and have been looking for a way to do some mixing at home without the neighbours going crazy!

In the end i decided to build a small mix room with a vocal booth in a shipping container next to my house.

So i've been a busy beaver and over the past few weeks have been building......


This is the space where the Container will go.



This is the container going in that space.





This is not good!!!!!




The floor is two layers tongue and groove flooring.
Here we have the first frame and insulation going in.
you can see the start of the second frame sitting there.
There is three layers of plaster board going on one frame with two more on the next! we don't want any sound leaking out!


I will update this tomorrow with more pictures as I'm a little further along...

Cheerio
Old 4th September 2009
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Awesome Dude, I set a thread up about this a while back as I wanted more information on how to do this. Please take as many photos as possible and would love to get more info and how you went about this and how it sounds.
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...are you going to fit an air conditioner in there somewhere ?
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...are you going to fit an are condition in there somewhere ?

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...are you going to fit an air conditioner in there somewhere ?

- sorry for the typo
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There will be a split air con system feeding into the control room with a link through to the Booth
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Very interesting dobz. I will be following your post for progress. This may turn out to be a trend where applicable.
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I take it your local zoning ordinances are in a whole 'nother universe than those around here. You can't even park a motor home in your backyard around these parts.

It's a cool idea. How portable will it be when done?
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Now this is fascinating.. was one reason for choosing a shipping container so that it could be moved fairly easily if you move house?

One thing I thought.. without a concrete base, are you not worried that over time it might start to tilt?

(and yeah I think getting planning permission for this in the UK would also be a long process)
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I'm planning to do the same in a 40ft container but out in Africa so I'm very interested in how this ends up looking and sounding. It would also be nice to see how you link up the air conditioner.
Old 5th September 2009 | Show parent
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AS it's not a permanent structure i don't need a planning permit (or so i've been told) I spoke the the company that sells the containers and they came and looked at the ground and let me know that it won't sink.

It is about .5degrees from level. we did have a place set than was level but when they backed the truck in they dug up some of the ground!

The plan is that it will be completely portable.
All the power will actually come from 2 extension cords that run into it's own fuse box. It will also have it's own grounding poles out back.

Cheerio
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So you're studding in one wall with drywall and then studding another wall with drywall on top of that? Wouldn't that create a triple leaf?
Old 6th September 2009 | Show parent
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Hey mate in places it forms a triple leaf and in some places it's a quadruple leaf. A triple leaf actually has better mid and high frequency sound proofing with a drop in the lower end we felt that as I monitor at average levels and am not recording any drums. the mid frequencies (Like a guitar cab) are what i need to keep down. Also I have been told that as the Shipping container itself is a very poor "leaf" it's effect is quite negligent...

Cheers

Chris
Old 6th September 2009 | Show parent
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Cool..

I used to live in Melbourne...I recognise the fences....8)...


Did you see the one that a guy in QLD built... Sparky Studios....the John Sayers Website has some info on it...he recently sold it...

good luck with it...


cheers

Wiz
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Yeah ! Here is a link for you !
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Cool..

I used to live in Melbourne...I recognise the fences....8)...


Did you see the one that a guy in QLD built... Sparky Studios....the John Sayers Website has some info on it...he recently sold it...

good luck with it...


cheers

Wiz
Remark: He sold it to build a new one. He added a second container with a recording room. Now he is planing a container with a bigger control room. He no longer needed the integrated booth.
Old 8th September 2009 | Show parent
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Looking good mate. Keen to see how you go as I'm considering doing similar.

ps. Hello from up north
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Remark: He sold it to build a new one. He added a second container with a recording room. Now he is planing a container with a bigger control room. He no longer needed the integrated booth.
» Studio Feature – Spark1 Studios
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Link isn't working for me.
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hmm works for me.
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OK... It works for me here at the studio... my laptop at home just didn't like it I guess.

Wow... He really did a great job with what he had to work with. What's the big white thing with the meters at the bottom of the rack?
Old 16th September 2009 | Show parent
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Hi Dobz, any updates on how your getting on with this studio build ? Cheers
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It would be interesting to know the cost of building a decent studio in a container.
Not the gear, just the interior.

It certainly looks sweet at Marks.
Dobz, do you have it figured out ?

Kalli
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Very interesting indeed - what was the budget for each container/room?
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container studio pods
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container studio pods
looks like a James Bond Golden Eye level.
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looks like a James Bond Golden Eye level.
Ha... Yeah it does.
Old 28th September 2009 | Show parent
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Looks great!
Any news?
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I would be interested to know the final inside dimensions after all the wall treatment. Cool project!
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container studio pods

where is this , i would like more info on the studio pods!
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