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Signed the lease, paid the deposit...oh crap now the hard work really begins!
Old 10th May 2006
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So the barrage of recording work continues to come in and I'm not complaining! But I am pining for the day I get to work in our finished studio upstairs.

We've sealed and insulated our outside wall:
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Old 10th May 2006
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And we've framed out a good whack of the control room and fitted the first set of sliding doors:
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Old 1st July 2006
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And we're back in the room!

Soooooooo, civilisations have formed and fallen in the time it's taken us to get this far. No matter, on we struggle.

We have closed off all recording for July to finish everything (read: as much as possible) and so here's where we are.

The entrance to the studio is getting there:
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Old 1st July 2006
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Closer...

Closer look...
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Old 1st July 2006
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Inside we have walls and the second set of sliding doors fitted. There's another layer of plasterboard to be screwed up first thing next week.
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Old 1st July 2006
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Close up on the door details...
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Old 1st July 2006
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Back of the control room...
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Old 1st July 2006
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A SketchUp capture of the initial control room lay out:
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Old 8th July 2006
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Drum Room has been plastered and given a lick of paint...
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Old 8th July 2006
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And we have a machine room taking shape at the top of the stairs now...
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Old 8th July 2006
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Sweeping up ready to put the ceiling up on Monday...
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Old 8th July 2006
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Lookin good Rich
Old 11th July 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RichT
After months and months and MONTHS of legal wrangling, my business partner and I signed the lease for our new studio building and we get in there next week.

Now we actually have to build a studio...

Photos of the empty building and sketchy plans here:
http://richtamblyn.com/files/admiralpark

DISCLAIMER: This won't be a thread to compete with Dangerous Dave's, he has a much larger budget! heh

Cheers,
Rich
Hey congrats man, that looks like a perfect space for a studio. Can't wait to see the final product. What gearlist are you putting in there?
Old 11th July 2006
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Hey congrats man, that looks like a perfect space for a studio. Can't wait to see the final product. What gearlist are you putting in there?
Thanks man,

There's an incomplete kit list on my website here: http://www.obstudios.com/oldblacksmi.../recording.asp

Got a few more slutty bits to buy heh
Old 12th July 2006
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really impressive
Old 12th July 2006
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Thats gonna be pretty sweet when its done, congrats! thumbsup
Old 15th July 2006
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Thanks to everyone for the encouraging posts, it's good to know somebody is still watching! heh

We've had a pretty good week this week, finished the first part of the control room ceiling. We've an 'acoustic' ceiling to go up later on.
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Old 15th July 2006
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Shot of the drum room ceiling in progress...
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Old 15th July 2006
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Drum room ceiling completed, taa daa!
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Old 15th July 2006
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Business partner Mark (left) and our new engineer Neil (back of) cutting up flooring for the drum room...
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Old 15th July 2006
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First layer of the drum room floor down!
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Old 15th July 2006
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Business partner Mark (left) and our new engineer Neil (back of) cutting up flooring for the drum room...

Were you filming an episode of Cops?


heh

kidding, kidding. (It's a shirtless joke for those not in the US)
Old 19th July 2006
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Phew! It's been record breaking weather over here the last few days and we're sweltering (hence the 'cops' pic heh )

We've bulked up the control room floor to get rid of creaks we inherited with the building.
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Old 19th July 2006
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The corner bass traps have been fitted in the drum room. Here's the stage box end (note the stage box incorporated into the bass trap, that was Mark's idea and I was impressed )
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Old 19th July 2006
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And the other end of the room...
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Old 19th July 2006
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And finally, closer shot of the finished, soldered stage box! Phew, first of much soldering to go done..
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Old 20th July 2006
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Business partner Mark (left) and our new engineer Neil (back of) cutting up flooring for the drum room...
great! good to see my first appearance on this here forum looking pale, skinny and damn right knackered!...

least my ass looks good.

Neil (richT's new engineer/labourer)
Old 21st July 2006
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Urgh, long day today. Soldered many, many, many tie lines. Started at 8am, finished around 12am. I am completely knackered, here's how I look at the moment:
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Old 21st July 2006
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So anyway, before I collapse at the keyboard, here's a shot of the bass trap framework which has begun in the control room:
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Old 21st July 2006
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Finally tonight a really boring shot of the cables that run over our false 'acoustic' ceiling.

Most of the cables are CAT5/6 network cables as the computer's mouse, keyboard, two VGA monitors and our new control surface are all on CAT5 based extenders. I love technology! heh
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