Before the demolition, we've done a temporary wall with drywall and isolated with silicone, so that no dust would bother the house. I've added an extra room and its bathroom to the old rehearsal studio of my appartment. The total area will be 390sq.ft. You can see the bathroom going through demolition.
Glass fiber and isolation pads installed ! Made the cuts for the 1st layer of Marine Plywood ! It is good to remind that the pads have a specific position, based on the aprox. ammount of weight you are willing to build over them and some other aspects such as the architecture of your rooms. Moreover, the glass wool also have a specific density, and it is important to well "fit" the glass wool on the pads.
1st layer finished. The square is the box where the cables will pass through. I'll seal a box with SilenSeal and will glue all layers of marine ply and dry-wall with GreenGlue, both from GreenGlue company.
The floor's glass wool is 32kg/m3 of density by 50mm thick. The walls have the the same glass wool, but 100mm thick. The ceiling is the same as the floor. It's time for the last layer, the Marine Plywood. Then I'll have the finish floor, a 160 year-old wood that I bought from a demolition of a Church.
The laser mesures 3.121m=10.2395...my ceiling will have 8ft. so the room ratio will be EXACTLY Sepmeyer's ratio: 1:1.28:1.54. And let's follow on to the cages !!!!
The ceiling is indepentent. No anti vibration springs attached to the slabs. It is a box that sustains itself. I've used rock solid iron studs to support the 3 layers of dry-wall. There is a little detail that is important to get done so the walls and the ceiling are attached properly. I'll find a way to draw it and post so you guys can see. It is also important to have somenone calculating what exactly you need to use to support the ammount of weight that the ceiling you desire to build is going to have. I've left a 50mm air gap on top of the studs+glass wool.
1. The ceilling suffered a 4mm=0.157 inch fall. I'll have a top notch engineer here on Thursday (it's Carnival here in Brazil, everybody is on vacation till' Thu) to evaluate if we need to do something.
2. I had to get rid of one of the windows. I've planned to have 2 on each side, simetrically positioned. But when I've done the render and considered the desk with all the outboard, the console, 5.1 monitoring etc. it was going to be too tight.
3. The main worker got ill. I had to replace him and the new guy didn't have the same skills. I am going to remake some of the layers because some of them have a milimeter or two short. Imagine yourself inside your car: openning your car's window just a few milimeters would make you feel much more of the outside noise. Therefore, I have to be as precise as I can here !
4. We've done a sample of the window frame. We will use Teak. When I've put it into the right place I've noticed that I needed to level it again. The steel studs sometimes fall a little bit out of level.
I'll use 4 laminated and tempered glasses on each window and also on the window that separates the CR from the scoring room. This will be a heavy window, 1.20m of width and 2.2m of height. All of them will have 4 laminated glasses. It is important to use different thickness on the glasses. Doing the last one with an angle is not the most important thing, but sure it helps.
The NC of my studio will be something between 15-17.
K&M 21060-500-01 (10)
Zinc die-cast with long folding legs w/ special height-adjustment mechanism
K&M 21021-500-55 (2)
Long legs for compact storage and easy transport
K&M 25900-500-01 (4)
Low-level, telescopic stand with foldable legs, with 2-piece boom arm
The "*" on the microphone list means that they are either matched pair or sequenced serial numbers. As for the Sennheisers I know that there was not much of a need to have them sequenced, but I've ordered that way. A customer is always the boss !
Sorry guys, a lot going on here. My main guy is not ill anymore and when he came back we had a meeting with the engineer. We've finally found the way to solve the ceiling issue. Also, my main worker wants to redo all the walls again because the walls are not millimetricaly leveled and are not as straight as they can be.
This is a guy who is a true craftsman and I will do it. He begun building the scoring room the right way and we are going to dismount the CR monday. I'll keep you guys posted.