Building My Home Studio....

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MusicIsMath
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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by MusicIsMath » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:19 am

theswiftone wrote:
MusicIsMath wrote:That should do you nicely.
Clean power running via a consumer unit up there would be a big plus. Also see if you can get as many sockets as possible, dot them around the studio mid room height if possible :)
Doing the acoustics for it might be a bit of a mare, but you can go a long way with plenty of bass absorption and a few panels. I wouldn't get too worried about it if you aren't mastering or doing it as a full time job/occupation. You could always get a few stand-mounted acoustic panels to place around the mix position if you want to cut down the room width when doing final eq/mix.

In South Wales, as in Wales, UK? Same here if so, where in the glorious valleys are ya? or are you more towards the city/coast side?
Yeah in the UK... Nice to meet a fellow Welshman haha. Its in the Bridgend area. Where abouts you from?

:) cool, I am a up in Ebbw Vale. Not too far really. Good luck with the room, look forward to seeing the updates.

theswiftone
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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by theswiftone » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:31 am

Well its been a slow process as life is hectic at the min, but its getting there. Here are some pics to give you an update. I'm currently waiting for my new desk to turn up and I've got my big purchase to make soon of some new monitors!


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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by jlgrimes » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:43 pm

theswiftone wrote:I've finally moved into my first house and now have the task over the next few months of building my home studio. Its in the attic of the house and first job is just to redecorate and get rid of the purple carpet haha.... I thought I would document my progress on here, so here's a few pics of what it looks like now.




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I'm drooling but seriously looks great. Keep us up to date!!

theswiftone
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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by theswiftone » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:10 pm

Well its getting closer and closer to being finished. New monitors and stands ordered. Need to get the rest of my gear in here and setup. Then its just the bass traps from GIK that i need to sort out. I cannot wait to start making music in this space :D



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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by mekanism1200 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:57 am

Awesome space, looks like those cubbies will fit your vinyl nicely.

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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by Tarekith » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:50 am

Looks nice, I like the muted colors a lot more :)

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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by S4racen » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:26 am

Tarekith wrote:Looks nice, I like the muted colors a lot more :)
Definitely! Jealous!

Cheers
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theswiftone
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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by theswiftone » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:18 am

Thanks guys. I've got the new monitors turning up this morning. So excited, I'm like a big kid haha. Thats exactly what I'm using those cubby holes for :D. Photos to follow later.

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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by theswiftone » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:15 pm

New monitors sounding sweet.... Still burning them in though. Question, do you think having the monitors on the desk will interfere with the sound? Just need to treat the room now.


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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by Tarekith » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:30 pm

Typically it's not that idea to have your monitors on your desk, it can cause a lot of comb filtering as reflections bounce off the desk. Maybe put your main monitors on the stands, and put the reference set on the desk.

tintala
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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by tintala » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:01 pm

Did you DIY that desk? pretty cool ... I would go superchunks in the corners .. and do soundclouds.

theswiftone
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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by theswiftone » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:07 pm

No got the desk off the internet. Getting some monster bass traps for the corners soon and then going to treat the early reflection points. Yeah the main monitors are on the stand at the minute. But was just wondering if the sound from the woofers of those speakers would be interfered with. Because the sound would hit the monitors on the desk? If it would make a big difference i could just move them off until required.

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Re: Building My Home Studio....

Post by smutek » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:09 am

Hey man, you're probably going to want to move those monitors if you've got a mechanical drive in that iMac. A few years back I had one of my monitors right up against my computer, a G5 Power Mac, and vibrations put out from the speakers ended up corrupting the hard drive. I don't know for sure that was the case, but I am guessing those bass vibrations were sort of like constantly shaking the drive, while it was being written to, which isn't a good thing for a physical drive. Maybe things have changed with drives, but I thought it worth mentioning.


Congrats on the new space, looks awesome!

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