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Old 26th March 2003
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Control Room Window- How to build?

My wife gave me the room next to my project studio and I am thinking of putting in a control room window between the two. I have read alot of articles and am thinking of buying a few books on the subject too. I am soundproofing the two rooms now. Anyone put their own window in? How did you do it? I am thininking of hiring a pro but do not want to spend huge sums on a project studio. I am pricing glass and materials now. Just need construction techniques. Any info. or pics would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Keith
Old 26th March 2003
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have you checked out the auralex web site? they have detailed instructions and photos for building a window like you're describing. here's the link: http://www.auralex.com/auralex_acous...ips/tip_5.html

good luck man!
Old 26th March 2003
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You should really get a copy of "Sound Studio Construction On A Budget", by F. Alton Everest. There are detailed plans for many aspects of studio building, long with explanations.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...504105-7516020
Old 27th March 2003
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Thanks,

Keith
Old 15th November 2003
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Re: Control Room Window- How to build?

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My wife gave me the room next to my project studio and I am thinking of putting in a control room window between the two. I have read alot of articles and am thinking of buying a few books on the subject too. I am soundproofing the two rooms now. Anyone put their own window in? How did you do it? I am thininking of hiring a pro but do not want to spend huge sums on a project studio. I am pricing glass and materials now. Just need construction techniques. Any info. or pics would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Keith
Check out this link there are good help articles about studio build:-
www.customaudiodesigns.co.uk/articles.htm
Old 15th November 2003
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You want to go to this forum, dedicated to studio design.
http://johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/index.php

check out this as well, it's a comprehensive guide to construction, with a nice section on windows: look under "construction."
http://www.saecollege.de/reference_material/index.html
Old 15th November 2003
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Don't know if this'll help, but I previously worked in the double glazing industry and I learned a few things about glass and sound insulation. Basically, the best sort of glazing you can get for soundproofing is called Whisperglass (can't remember if it's spelt like that but if you ask for it, they'll know what you mean - you may have to ask a specialist as it's not the norm). It's a sealed unit with two different thicknesses of laminated glass (I think it's something like 7.3mm and 4mm, and it works brilliantly. Ignore anyone who recommends triple glazing as this is usually 3 lots of 4mm glass and anyone who knows anything about sound will tell you that once its waveform has changed shape to get through the first 4mm pane, the next two 4mm panes will do next to nothing to stop the soundwave. I've sold this to pubs and clubs to keep their sound in and had no complaints.

Good luck!
Old 15th November 2003
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Cool, Thanks.

I'll check it out.

Keith
Old 15th November 2003
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If you're anywhere near LA, you should check out Steve Klein's place on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks. It's a great place to learn about design and build. His website is a great resource too.

www.soundcontrolroom.com

happy building.

-sm
Old 15th November 2003
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Go directly to this thread, quite a lot of great info.
Old 17th November 2003
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Studioside: 6mm normal glass, 1cm airspace, 4mm normal glass

Controllside: 10mm normal glass.

Both glass angeled a bit down. (down to awoid reflection from light)

Thanx

Finstad
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