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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2007, 03:57:03 pm »

you could make the rafters "inside-out" so you can use that space for overhead treatments... i'd possible shift the CR back and use the alcove for a small booth and put the drum and vox booth out on the main tracking room. maybe something like this:
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2007, 08:59:43 pm »

Clifford,

I like Glenn's layout idea a lot. I would also move towards making the control room larger!! Trust me (us)... anyway, working with the limitations you listed on dimensions, I would still recommend a rectangular shell to start with. Geometry (such as Glenn shows) can be built into the treatments (acoustic finishes).

If you were to work in the smaller alcove for the control room some possible dimensions that work are: 11'-10" x 9'-11" x 8'-4 1/2"...

If you were to consider a larger control room such as in Glenn's idea then it looks like 13'-0" X 11'-2 1/2" X 8'-6" is the best option that fits (after a quick look that is). It's not that much a bigger room, but I do like Glenn's layout ergonomically.

Interestingly, the modal response  if 'flatter' in the smaller room, but there are a few modes lower than 36Hz in the larger room...

You've got a lot of good suggestions and information now. I think it's time to look it all over and make some decisions as to how you want to move ahead. Let's keep the thread open.... this is a fun one (for me).
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2007, 07:57:40 am »

Thanks guys,not only are you saving me money but also alot of trouble in the future. I figured that I had given this alot of thought over the last few months, ha!
I really appreciate all the input, this is a valuable forum.
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2007, 03:41:12 pm »



I like Glens ideas a lot as well.  However I question the need for all the little ISO booths.  I would tend more towards an open tracking room... I would put the vocalist in the control room with me, the drummer in the main room, guitar amps in the house or "down the hall"  and run the bassist direct.  Guitarist and bassist track in the room with the drummer under headphones... (Everybody would be on cans anyway in the booths)

This way you can have all the benefits of a larger tracking space.  (Better ambience, less deadening required to avoid boxiness, possibility to track sections with bleed etc.)

I always think about adding booths to my shop then think it through and come to the above conclusions.


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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2007, 10:12:12 pm »

I agree w/ Rick as well.. What I like (most) about Glenn's layout was the control room location and size... the iso booths (in the Live room) are optional at your discretion... good call Rick.
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2007, 10:13:17 pm »

NATAS wrote on Mon, 10 September 2007 07:57

Thanks guys,not only are you saving me money but also alot of trouble in the future. I figured that I had given this alot of thought over the last few months, ha!
I really appreciate all the input, this is a valuable forum.


as to the 'savings'... I'll be happy to accept the R/T tickets and some diving when it works for you!!  Very Happy  Laughing  Cool
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2007, 11:47:15 pm »

Yes, YOU pay for Fran to come down here...then I'll have him pop by for some free advice...giving...
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2007, 12:20:29 am »

I love Glenn's layout. The expansion walls in the CR are the way to go IMHO. It also made me think that if you did lose one iso booth, (which I agree on), looking at all those wall breaks in the center of his drawing made me think of rolling gobo-walls that could be hinged and the room could configure about 4 different ways! Including gobos flat against the walls for maximum space.
Just me thinking aloud, lol.
I guess you will need some kind of limiter soon for recording eh? After Fran gets the room right, eh? Cool I'm really close!
Just right up the road, practically.
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2007, 11:59:23 am »

How about this,
I am going to Hope Town Abaco for 2 weeks on Saturday, I ha ve a house and cottage on the water at the entrance of the harbour,4 extra beds. I'm renting a boat and my cousin does skuba trips, blue holes and whatnot. Why dont we all meet there,do some fishing,diving,drinking and eating.You can all bring a piece of equipment. I could use a really nice compressor and another lovely Lucas EQ, I'm sure Franman could find some thing to bring, maybe some monitors. Twisted Evil  Shocked  Cool

OOOOPS !
Sorry I was dreaming.
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2007, 03:21:48 pm »

Sounds great to me, (except that I don't fish, dive, drink or eat anything out of a very special diet).

If Larry can be a whore, so can I...

Obviously you need this:

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Remember, it says "Limiting..." but is what is known as a compressor...
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2007, 03:58:15 pm »

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No, Me!, Me!
lol


Mine says "Compressor / Limiter"
Just to cover all those verbal bases. Cool

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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2007, 04:52:28 pm »

Now Now ..... no fighting Rolling Eyes
I will go in the backyard to my money tree and buy them both! Cool


I am planning to make my own cables, do you guys recommend any brand?



Anyhoo,FedEx just delivered my new Rode Classic 2. I,m going home to play.
Thanks again,
Clifford.
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2007, 05:51:18 pm »

Yes, Neutrik connectors, (Gold would be Bahamas-Rated), will keep you sane.

Switchcraft connectors will take longer and fail sooner.

Dunno about wire.
Many good choices.
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2007, 06:46:04 pm »

Wherever you have instrument level cables, use George L's.

Would this not work for unbalanced as well?

http://www.georgels.com/
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Re: Bahamas Home Studio
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2007, 07:52:38 pm »

I got a faulty Rode!
I hooked everthing up,turned it all on to warm up...
Rode Classic 2>API 3124+>Lucas EQ> Pro Tools.
The mic worked for a couple seconds then fades to nothing.
I re-booted, same thing. I shut down and hooked up an AT 4047 and it worked fine! I think something is wrong with the Rode amp,whenever I swithed from position to position it made horrible noise and then would just fade. I really hope I,m not doing anything wrong but I dont think so.
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