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I can't stop...help!! More progress.
Outside storage access above 8ft ceilings of the control room/iso booth.
Control room double wall. Just an inch of space but both walls floated on rubber strips. Glass added later. Two pains. Live room slanted.
Looking out of the control room I added the smaller window to avoid a wide section of wall obstructing line of sight. The double doors far left also with windows.
Control room with outside entrance. Double doors with tempered glass on the right.
Outlets every 4 ft in control room and live room.
Looking for a guy who specializes in studio wiring for multiple patch bay options in all three rooms. That stuff really is rocket science.
 

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I can't stop...help!! More progress.
Outside storage access above 8ft ceilings of the control room/iso booth.
Control room double wall. Just an inch of space but both walls floated on rubber strips. Glass added later. Two pains. Live room slanted.
Looking out of the control room I added the smaller window to avoid a wide section of wall obstructing line of sight. The double doors far left also with windows.
Control room with outside entrance. Double doors with tempered glass on the right.
Outlets every 4 ft in control room and live room.
Looking for a guy who specializes in studio wiring for multiple patch bay options in all three rooms. That stuff really is rocket science.
Keep on Truck’in .
 

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I know. My parents moved this summer and there was a closet full of my stuff from 25+ years ago that I had to go through.
 

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How are ya doing the windows? My buddy did his angle a little 1” at the bottom 2” at the top and put a strip of double sided tape with cat litter across it to keep moisture out in between the window panes.
 

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My buddy did his angle a little 1” at the bottom 2” at the top and put a strip of double sided tape with cat litter across it to keep moisture out in between the window panes.
Yes that sounds about right for the tempered glass. The pains aren't parallel in any of the three windows. I think the slant is in the live room.
Not above trying the cat litter idea but I know it's the first think my wife would notice. "Please tell me that's not kitty litter in there!" Lol.
 

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Yes that sounds about right for the tempered glass. The pains aren't parallel in any of the three windows. I think the slant is in the live room.
Not above trying the cat litter idea but I know it's the first think my wife would notice. "Please tell me that's not kitty litter in there!" Lol.
Anything to keep the moisture out. Maybe wood chips?
 

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Glass added later. Two pains. Live room slanted.

Advice I got on this years ago was to make each pane a different thickness - and to use sound deadening glass (two layers of glass sandwiched around a thin sheet of plastic....

I don't know if any of that is still the deal... that's I did ages ago (haven't done a control room window since)
 

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Advice I got on this years ago was to make each pane a different thickness - and to use sound deadening glass (two layers of glass sandwiched around a thin sheet of plastic...
Great Dave. I'll inquire what the treatment will be on the panes.
 

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Here are pictures of the system being used to isolate the drywall from the interior walls and ceiling. These are all attached to interior walls which themselves are floated on rubber and have no contact with the exterior walls. Despite all this I still expect to hear some faint bass drum outside the studio.
#2 - cross section. stud, rubber, bracket, rail.
#5 - rail in bracket
#3 - Horizontal rails floor to ceiling every few feet.
Rubber sheeting will be floor to ceiling, nailed to studs. brackets and railing on top.
 

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My son has designed the wiring, and we have ordered the wall plates with mic/line input and output configurations. One wall plate in the live room, one in the iso booth and one in the storage room as a second iso booth. Also if I was recording drums by myself the design allows me to run ProTool and a monitor from the live room next to the drums. You'd also be able to track guitar from the control room and monitor your cabinet which could be in the live room or any of the two iso booths pre protools. Options are good.

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I just started seeing this post. Great job!

I built a small “studio” in my basement. I put the details on Quora. Perhaps there are some lessons you can learn from my mistakes….

 

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Congratulations! That's a great moment, everything gets quiet in there real quick and you start to realize what you're going to have. Thanks for sharing, this is fun.
 


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