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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #75 on: October 31, 2010, 08:19:54 PM »

dcollins wrote on Mon, 01 November 2010 10:05


When I read it my mental voice says "virtual head," but I don't think that is the correct way.



Even if thats not it...now it always will be when I read it - dag nab it
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #76 on: November 01, 2010, 07:58:37 AM »

dcollins wrote on Mon, 01 November 2010 02:05

How do you pronounce your name?  

When I read it my mental voice says "virtual head," but I don't think that is the correct way.


Tricky question, let's try it out. Finnish language is not the easiest.

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #77 on: November 01, 2010, 09:59:21 AM »

Love the build report, Viitalahde.  Can you not just cover the rock wool with burlap or silk?  Or would it be too cold - even with the other wind barriers you've put up?  




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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2010, 10:01:48 AM »

Viitalahde wrote on Mon, 01 November 2010 06:58

 Finnish language is not the easiest.


I though all of the names ended is "nen" and everyone drove F1 and/or rally cars...


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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #79 on: November 01, 2010, 02:04:24 PM »

Regarding the name I think you need to drop this board a small soundfile.

For a swede is easy to nail the  Viiltar
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #80 on: November 01, 2010, 07:29:25 PM »

Viitalahde wrote on Mon, 01 November 2010 04:58


Some people describe Finnish that you need to pronounce it as its written.



Then you should spell it "Luxury-Yacht"

Perhaps a sound sample like they have on Wikipedia would help.

Must be sampled 192/32 to really get the nuances, though. 44/16 never does get the umlauts accurately.


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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #81 on: November 01, 2010, 09:33:10 PM »

Viitalahde wrote on Mon, 01 November 2010 07:58

dcollins wrote on Mon, 01 November 2010 02:05

How do you pronounce your name?  

When I read it my mental voice says "virtual head," but I don't think that is the correct way.


Tricky question, let's try it out. Finnish language is not the easiest.

Vii-TaL'
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #82 on: November 02, 2010, 03:11:40 AM »

Thanks for the name explanation and the pronunciation guide.  I find it fascinating.  And many thanks for sharing your construction adventure.

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #83 on: November 02, 2010, 02:04:49 PM »


This all looks great! Just one comment:

Viitalahde wrote on Sun, 24 October 2010 19:03


..This cable is above up desk, it's gonna be for my working light. I'm thinking of this one:

 http://www.lamppukauppa.fi/tuotteet/riippuvalaisimet-yksiosa iset/grandis-punainen



Won't that shine in your customer's eyes if you ever have an attended session? It might also cause reflections on screens and/or dials. I personally prefer indirect lighting when possible.

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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #84 on: November 03, 2010, 04:56:28 PM »

One of the carpenters sent some pics to my email yesterday - looks like things are chaning fast. Almost all of the drywall sheets were installed yesterday, and I heard the Tremseal work started today.

http://www.virtalahde.com/Kuva0529.jpg
http://www.virtalahde.com/Kuva0530.jpg
http://www.virtalahde.com/Kuva0532.jpg
http://www.virtalahde.com/Kuva0533.jpg
http://www.virtalahde.com/Kuva0536.jpg

Can't wait to see the place on friday!
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #85 on: November 03, 2010, 04:57:54 PM »

UnderTow wrote on Tue, 02 November 2010 20:04

Won't that shine in your customer's eyes if you ever have an attended session? It might also cause reflections on screens and/or dials. I personally prefer indirect lighting when possible.


I'm going to mostly use indirect light, too. And I did realize that lamp is huge when I actually thought of it. I'd still like to have something hanging above the desk. Gotta think.
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #86 on: November 03, 2010, 05:09:08 PM »

Andrew Hamilton wrote on Mon, 01 November 2010 15:59

Love the build report, Viitalahde.  Can you not just cover the rock wool with burlap or silk?  Or would it be too cold - even with the other wind barriers you've put up?


First of all, the room is designed to have some reverb left, and a little of this comes from hard drywall surfaces.

I guess you could make a house which is like a fluffy ball of insulation.. Never thought of that. But it's never done, so I suppose there's something to it. Drywall alone isn't an insulator, but it does prevent wind coming in (the wind barriers don't stop it all), and I suppose it helps in insulation combined with wool.

I'm not an expert on this, but I do know that 3 months from now, I'll probably have a situation in where there's a 50 degrees celcius of difference between the room temperature and the outside temperature. Room +20, outside -30. I'd better be sure.
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Jaakko Viitalähde
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #87 on: November 07, 2010, 04:19:32 PM »

The drywall is done!

http://www.virtalahde.com/0711_etupaa1.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/0711_ovi1.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/0711_etuvas1.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/0711_vasensivu1.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/0711_takakatto2.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/0711_takakatto1.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/0711_takaseina1.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/0711_hylly1.jpg

Apart from the spot where the triangular trap is coming in the back wall, the drywall installation is finished. All drywall seams are sealed with sticky Tremseal mass, which smells pretty dense.

The visible drywall surfaces will be the upper back wall, half of the upper side back walls, the walls around the doors, and partially the high ceiling. The Tremseal seams need a lot of further work to make the visible surfaces paintable, but it should work out fine.
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #88 on: November 07, 2010, 04:20:54 PM »

http://www.virtalahde.com/0711_kaapeli1.jpg
..Every cable hole got stuffed, too.

http://www.virtalahde.com/0711_sauma1.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/0711_sauma2.jpg

You can see from these close-ups the mass is pretty thick goo. I tried to break one of the cable seals by twisting the cable around, but the goo joint didn't mind at all. Very flexible stuff.

The next week continues with the inner structures for the acoustic walls.  
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Re: Virtalähde Mastering, Finland - the build thread
« Reply #89 on: November 23, 2010, 03:27:34 PM »

It's update time, finally. I felt too lazy two weeks ago to take some photos and put them here.

This week I'm working at the studio myself, and I'm going to take it as far as I possibly can. The plan is to paint *all* of the visible drywall surfaces and do all the messy work, so that the floor can be installed as soon as possible, as well as the electricity can be finished.

http://www.virtalahde.com/2311_nurkka_oik1.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/2311_nurkka_vas1.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/2311_etupaa1.jpg

This is where we are today. Quite a lot of progress from the last time. All the internal acoustic frames are done, most of the wool is stuffed in, doors are in place and what not. The last bits of drywall are also in. There are a few ugly seams that I'll simply hide with nice pieces of wood.

http://www.virtalahde.com/2311_etupaa2.jpg

The thickness of the front wall is 200mm, and it will be stuffed full. Those three vertical bars are for mounting the LCD screen. Right now I'm thinking of a 32", 42's seem too big for me. Or perhaps a 37".

http://www.virtalahde.com/2311_vinokatto1.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/2311_vinokatto2.jpg

The Gyptone ceiling was put in today. Near the walls in the back we used plain old drywall sheets. Looks pretty nice, actually. Even better after finishing and painting.

The depth of the internal ceiling is 200mm, two layers of 100mm wool inside. The currently open area will be covered with 30mm rigid acoustic panels, which I will cover with fabric. I think I need to shave off from the back of the panels a little from where the frame beams are, it'd be nice to have it at the same level with the surrounding Gyptone ceiling.

http://www.virtalahde.com/2311_laitetila_ovi1.jpg

This is the door to the machine room, or a machine closet. Lots of cables remaining to be connected. The floor heating is working, and it's working well. There's some missing insulation at the roof and the -10 degrees air outside is blowing through one spot in the old wall, but the floor heating is set to 16 degrees (internal temperature), and the real room temperature is actually too warm.

http://www.virtalahde.com/2311_laitetila1.jpg

http://www.virtalahde.com/2311_laitetila2.jpg

Yes, it's a tiny one and you can't fit a cutting lathe there, but you can fit a computer there just fine. I'll probably make up a shelving system there, too. That hole in the wall will be sealed when the electricity is done.
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