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Dark Pine Studio Build
« on: November 04, 2009, 07:44:58 am »

Dark Pine Studios, is a new 1360 sq ft state of the art facility that is quickly approaching completion. We anticipate an un-official opening date of December 2009.

We broke ground officially just before Labor Day in Sept 2007.

The studio started with a 1200 sq ft shell of 2x8 studs on concrete block, with a gravel floor.

Here's the floor plan;
http://www.dmmobile.com/images/A-1.jpg

I'll post up some of the key images, but if you would like more info, please check the blog at: http://www.dmmobile.com

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That pretty well takes everything up to framing...

One thing I'd note is that there's probably close to 30 cu yards of sand under all of the concrete pads... all of it tamped and each pad is completely independent for each room.
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009, 07:52:21 am »

Awesome!

More please.
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009, 07:57:21 am »

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That's pretty much the framing..... Next up.... insulation.
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 08:08:18 am »

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(It's HARD to get good help without motivation....)
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009, 08:16:32 am »

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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009, 08:24:32 am »

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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 08:29:47 am »

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This is now pretty much up to date...

I'll drop some more pix in here in a coupla' days as we finish off the Control Room with cherry boards and red oak trim.
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009, 06:37:48 pm »



Awesome!  Thank you for taking the time to post!

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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2009, 09:45:39 pm »

You're more than welcome... glad to post it...

Thanks!

I saw the DIY thread at the top, and PM'd Thomas. He said sure... so there you have it.

Been a LOOONG haul to get to this point, I can assure you.
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2009, 03:29:29 am »

xAm wrote on Wed, 04 November 2009 20:45

Been a LOOONG haul to get to this point, I can assure you.


This sentence somehow feels familiar.

Great project, keep the good work!

... and keep us posted ...
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2009, 12:13:42 am »

Yes,,, all too much familiar. You are near the home stretch. Keep up the good work!!

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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2009, 09:48:28 pm »

franman wrote on Sat, 07 November 2009 00:13

Yes,,, all too much familiar. You are near the home stretch. Keep up the good work!!

FM



Thank you gents!

Yeah... been a pretty brutal uphill battle... yeeeesh....

Almost done with the acoustic treatment of the control room walls!

In the process of putting everything up, I had left one last section of furring and 703 uncovered. I thought it pretty well summed up the overall work of what's been involved in getting the room done:
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2009, 03:24:15 am »

Hey  Smile

Looks like a cool Project.
Are all the Slats calculated, at the specific location?.

I´m sure the room will sound great when finished.
But for my personal optical likes,there is a litle too much wood.


Best wishes for your Studio  Smile
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2009, 07:15:21 am »

Constantin wrote on Wed, 11 November 2009 03:24

Hey  Smile

Looks like a cool Project.
Are all the Slats calculated, at the specific location?.

I´m sure the room will sound great when finished.
But for my personal optical likes,there is a litle too much wood.


Best wishes for your Studio  Smile
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She's been a real beast to pull out of the ground... oof!

Yes, the slats are meticulously set at specific widths... I have a tolerance of no more than 1/4" across an entire wall face.

All the rooms have seriously good acoustic properties.

The RT-60's and freq responses haven't been measured at this point, but everyone who's been in the shop has been impressed with how well the rooms sound.

The RT-60 of the tracking room is somewhere between 250 and less than 500mS. The control room is well under 100mS. The hallway is a tad longer than 500mS and the bathroom is a bit over 1500mS. (Can you say chamber? Smile )

The only room I'm really concerned with is the iso booth. I just hope I've got enough bass trapping to keep the bass somewhat in check.

The sweet spot in the control room is about 3 feet deep and almost 4 feet wide. Of course that will change a bit when we get the console desk and the producer's desk in there, but I don't see any reason that it should get any smaller, unless I move the monitors towards the center of the room.
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2009, 07:04:04 am »

Sweeeeet
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2009, 08:20:33 am »

Nice work !!! Thank you for sharing this.

Just curious, was this designed by Rod Gervais ? (the finishes looks like on some of the studios he designed)
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2009, 10:00:07 am »

J.F.Oros wrote on Fri, 13 November 2009 08:20

Nice work !!! Thank you for sharing this.

Just curious, was this designed by Rod Gervais ? (the finishes looks like on some of the studios he designed)



Good question....

I originally came up with the design for the studio based upon threads at Studio Tips (Paul Woodlock's bombshelter), Knightfly and Rod's advice at RO and various designs and threads at Sayer's.

I started looking around and contacting various studio designer's and engineering firms to find someone who would go through my prints and review/correct issues.

Rod was willing to take on the task... and what a task it was!

So, the base design is mine.... with ALL KINDS of fixes and correction that poor Rod had to do to make it a workable set of prints.  Shocked

But yup... you're right... a Rod Gervais room!
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2009, 02:23:22 pm »

Thank you. I noticed that Rod has a "taste" for lots of wood in his rooms, that's what made me think of him.
It's a good thing that you got the (professional) help that you needed and you managed to get the results you were searching for.
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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2009, 11:03:14 pm »

J.F.Oros wrote on Sun, 15 November 2009 14:23

Thank you. I noticed that Rod has a "taste" for lots of wood in his rooms, that's what made me think of him.
It's a good thing that you got the (professional) help that you needed and you managed to get the results you were searching for.


Rod and I both evidently have a "taste" for wood!  Laughing

I can honestly say that it wasn't a "good thing"... it was a VERY fortunate "thing" that I had Rod's help and assistance.

As far as my hopes and expectations... at this point, my insanity has been confirmed and my life's dream is just about met!!

I can't wait to start getting the numbers on the room.

It's beyond what my wildest dreams could have been. Every day that I take a few minutes and sit in the sweet spot and listen... I find myself just giggling like a kid.

Even listening to the 3 or 4 radio stations that I can pick up with the little boombox I have... I hear things in mixes I've never heard before... or they're so crisp and clear, that familiar songs almost sound "new" again.
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2009, 07:05:10 am »

xAm wrote on Mon, 16 November 2009 06:03

It's beyond what my wildest dreams could have been. Every day that I take a few minutes and sit in the sweet spot and listen... I find myself just giggling like a kid.

Even listening to the 3 or 4 radio stations that I can pick up with the little boombox I have... I hear things in mixes I've never heard before... or they're so crisp and clear, that familiar songs almost sound "new" again.

Well, then maybe it's time now to change your sig from "huh?" to "wow!"   Very Happy

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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2009, 02:28:23 pm »

J.F.Oros wrote on Mon, 16 November 2009 07:05


Well, then maybe it's time now to change your sig from "huh?" to "wow!"   Very Happy




Good suggestion...

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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2009, 10:41:04 am »

Max, i think you better change your sig back ... It looks like nobody is coming here since you changed it and now I feel bad about my idea ! Very Happy  Very Happy
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2009, 11:42:43 am »

J.F.Oros wrote on Thu, 10 December 2009 09:41

Max, i think you better change your sig back ... It looks like nobody is coming here since you changed it and now I feel bad about my idea ! Very Happy  Very Happy


Yes, how unprofessional of you  Twisted Evil

Any news on the project?
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2009, 07:46:03 pm »

Thomas Jouanjean wrote on Thu, 10 December 2009 18:42

Yes, how unprofessional of you  Twisted Evil
Hehe, I'm something like a webparty breaker  Laughing

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Any news on the project?
From what he recently posted on Studiotips, I think Max is waiting for some inspections to be passed on his studio.
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2009, 05:03:03 pm »

OOOF...

Yep, I'm in the short rows, for sure! (and I got here mighty quick!)

Since I last posted, I've passed my Final Electrical, HVAC, and Propane Mechanical inspections. I applied for temporary electrical service for 60 days, and that's gone through.

So, I was almost immedeately ready for my "Final" Inspection.

I pulled an all-nighter Wed/Thur to get ready for my Final Inspection.

I was seriously sweating things like the door handles, thresholds, ADA compliance on the drunk-rails in the bathroom, handicapped parking signage, HVAC vent trim and Emergency Exit lighting.

All of which passed and am now awaiting a quick phone call to the Fire Marshal's office to discuss how many, of what sized fire extinguisher's I need, and their placement.

Once the fire extinguisher's are in place, the evacuation plan(s) framed and hung, and whatever else they say I need, I'll call for their inspection. Once I have the TRUE final inspection, I'll be issued my Certificate of Occupancy.

Then it's wiring the low voltage stuff up and building the console desk and the producer's desk.
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« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2009, 08:22:04 am »

I've passed my fire marshal's inspection, and thus, have my certificate of occupancy! WOOOO HOOOO!

Now, it's a huge race against the 1/1/10 deadline to at least get one client in for something. (I've got several things lined up.)

I've been hammering on getting the console and producer desks done. I got em' built, sanded and stained, and I'll start polyurethane today.

I've got quite a bit of clean up to start on... sawdust is amazingly irritating to get cleaned up... but we'll get there.

If I can get the sawdust up in the control room, I should be able to at least get the gear in and do a mix by the deadline for tax purposes.

The majority of what's left is really just trim work, and I should be able to get most of that done over the next couple of days.

Here's a few of the latest pix...

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I'll get some more pix up as soon as there's anything worth lookin' at.
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Re: Dark Pine Studio Build
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2010, 10:16:57 am »

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Can't wait to see the finished pictures!

Hurry up!!!  Surprised  Very Happy  
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