gallerystudio construction

Photo diary of the studio construction

The tracking room is constructed by building four new walls adjecant to the existing ones but without actually touching them. The frame for the new wall is isolated from the floor and the ceiling using a 5 mm strip of neoprene rubber running the full length of the frame.

The frame is then fitted with Rockwool and then covered with 13 mm sheets of gyproc (plaster sheet boards). A thin strip of absortive foam is lined between the frame and the first layer of gyproc sheets. Afterwards yet another set of foam strips are placed between the first and the second layer of gyproc. This is done to minimize vibrations between the different layers.

Finally the wall is sealed with an elastic silicone mass everywhere where the walls connect or meet the ceiling and floor. This is done to make the wall airtight.

The new wall has been fitted with another set of doors adjecant to the existing ones to make sure sound doesn't escape here.
A set of double doors were done to cover up the existing window and heater, still making them accessable for when recording is not in progress.

The control room was painted and treated with a carpet to cover the exiting tiles on the floor. A working space was established and the room was acoustically treated to make the room sonically right for sound production. The monitors were raised onto shelfs to have the right hight for listening and suspended on 5 mm strips of neoprene rubber. 


Day 1 - Door to the tracking room - starting point


Day 1 - Tracking room - starting point


Day 1 - Tracking room - starting point


Day 1 - Control room - starting point


Day 2 - Tracking room - removing existing closets


Day 2 - Control room - taring everything down


Day 3 - Tracking room - building the frame


Day 3 - Tracking room - building the frame


Day 3 - Tracking room - untangling the multicable


Day 3 - Tracking room - fitting the cable


Day 4 - Tracking room - filling in insulation


Day 4 - Tracking room - insulation done


Day 4 - Tracking room - applying sheets of gyproc


Day 5 - Tracking room - first layer og gyproc done


Day 5 - Tracking room - applying second layer of gyproc


Day 6 - Control room - putting up absorbers


Day 6 - Control room - putting up absorbers


Day 7 - Control room - setting up gear


Day 8 - Control room - putting up bass traps and diffusors


Day 8 - Tracking room - finishing double doors with insulation and fabrics


Day 8 - Tracking room - last paintjob done


Day 9 - Tracking room - setting up drums


Day 9 - Tracking room - putting up absorbers and bass traps


Day 9 - Tracking room - putting up absorbers


Day 9 - Tracking room - drums in place

 

 

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