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Low budget studio builder/designer
Old 4th February 2004
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Low budget studio builder/designer

Hey Guys,
I'm thinking about the ol' Studio in my San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles) garage build out, but need some leads to some guys nearby that can build it for me, as I'm not that handy, nor do I want to lose the work time. And, as always (well, for me at least) inexpensive is the operative word.

I don't need over the top crazy isolation (no live drums, but I do want to be able to mix at night and not bug the neighbohood), yet I do want it to sound good... so nonparallel walls, etc. Just a control room and a vocal booth sort of thing. I will need AC and electrical, but no plumbing... potty's in the house. So, I want someone that's built studios, and dealt with building walls for sound isolation.

Who built your place? How much did it cost? How long did it take? Does it sound good? Recommendations?

Thanks for the leads!
Old 5th February 2004
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For a designer Wes LaChot was really helpful with basic advice about room dimensions and stuff. It was mostly my design (for the room that never came to be) but he helped me fine tune the plans.

For local builders all I can say is start calling carpenters and general contractors and see who has built studios before. Be prepared to check all of their work to make sure they're caulking the joints and stuff.
Old 5th February 2004
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A consultation with George Augspurger will save you many times his cost. His number is 323-665-0191
Old 6th February 2004
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Thanks guys...

Anyone with personal experience here in LA?
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