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Steven1145 5th July 2019 10:52 AM

Yellow Cab Studio C - Atmos
Well boys and girls, here we go!
We are starting work on a new film mix stage, Studio C. It will be in our Aubervilliers facility, just North of Paris, where we opened our big Foley room (Studio D) back in 2014 (sh*t, time flies).
Here's the lowdown on the Studio:
- 500 cubic meters (17657 cubic ft) within the acoustic treatment (the inner shell is larger)
- Size within acoustic treatment: 7.8m/25.5ft (W) x 10.88m/36ft (screen to back wall) x 5.5/18ft (H)
- normal perforated screen with a 7m base (23ft)
- LCR speakers will be JBL 4675C
- 34 surround speakers

We just did the first phase of construction to prepare for the main act.

We needed to first build a wall for the outer shell of the Atmos studio, to create a new machine room between it and the Foley room. This will allow us to get the Foley room (Studio D) running again (downtime sure costs money) and have enough isolation that we wont be bothered by the construction work on the new room.

Steven1145 5th July 2019 10:58 AM

This is the space we'll be using. Yes, it's a mess.

Steven1145 5th July 2019 11:07 AM

Taking down the small machine room
Clement removing the gear from the 3-rack machine room. The new one will have 6 racks, and serve as an acoustical buffer between the Atmos room and the Foley room.

Steven1145 5th July 2019 11:09 AM

Studio D is stood down for the first phase of construction. Using it as storage for the gear from the machine room.

Steven1145 5th July 2019 11:19 AM

Always practical to get the WHOLE truck inside to unload...

Steven1145 12th July 2019 12:40 PM

Fast forward a bit. There's a new wall up at the back of the space, to separate the machine room (which will also serve as an acoustical buffer for the Foley room).
25 and 20mm high density plasterboard, with a layer of tar sheet between.

The opening in the middle is just for practical reasons while the workers build the projection booth floor.

Steven1145 12th July 2019 12:43 PM

Steven1145 12th July 2019 12:45 PM

Here you can see where the door to the Studio will be. I like to be able to see who is entering the mix room when I'm working. And it allows for a better sense of 'space' for clients when they see the console and raised dais behind it.

Steven1145 12th July 2019 12:49 PM

Machine room coming along:

Steven1145 12th July 2019 12:51 PM

We changed the machine room door position, so as to allow for as much space as possible for the studio.

Steven1145 12th July 2019 12:53 PM

Projection booth (upper level):

From the other side, you can see the HVAC for the Foley room:

Steven1145 12th July 2019 12:56 PM

Er....not sure I'm comfortable with this way of getting the machine room and projection booth AC units onto the roof....

Found a better solution: pop the skydome and lift it straight up to the roof.

Steven1145 12th July 2019 01:00 PM

Studio D (Foley) and Studio E (surround TV Mix) are getting powered up again, and the AC is being tested.
We will be adding 3 more racks for Studio C.

EOG 15th September 2019 05:44 PM

Any news?
Gotta love those rare Atmos builds

Steven1145 15th September 2019 06:17 PM

We should be starting pouring cement in a couple of weeks.

Eggsmack 13th October 2019 04:36 PM

Is anyone else unable to see the photos?

Starlight 13th October 2019 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by Eggsmack (Post 14263224)
Is anyone else unable to see the photos?

They are hosted by Google. I cannot see them on a Mac.

Steven1145 13th October 2019 05:18 PM

I didn't know that they wouldn't show up on a Mac. I'll try and repost them differently tomorrow.

EOG 13th October 2019 07:47 PM

They were shown as usual when i wrote my first post four weeks ago. Now they are not, Windows 10/Firefox.