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No surprise that as soon as the MLV went up wireless cell and internet service became an issue so it's been hard wired from the house and will end up in the control room.


Sinc, are you saying that the MLV is acting like some sort of barrier to radio wave transmission? I did not think there was any actual metal in the formulation ......

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Sinc, are you saying that the MLV is acting like some sort of barrier to radio wave transmission? I did not think there was any actual metal in the formulation ......

Mike
You're right Mike there's no metal in the 2lb MLV being used. My statement was a bit misleading. For starters the cell reception in my area can be spotty and even worse inside the studio. Homeowners continue to vote down new towers popping up in the area. This is clearly not related to the MLV. Some signal booster for cell service will need to be used. Hardwiring from the house should solve any wireless internet issue in the detached studio.
 

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I worked at Harman's JBL HQ in Northridge, CA from 2009 – 2013 (they let my entire department go — 25 people — in a downsizing in '13). This was years before the Samsung buyout, so I missed-out on those great deals.

If I could score a pair of M2s (plus an amp with the right DSP) for that kind of $$ now, they'd replace my 35-year old Klipsch Cornwalls in my studio (colored sounding, but after 35 years I know every coloration so I trust them).

P.S. How are you dealing with the amps' fan noise? The original Crowns with the M2 DSP had fans that were so loud they couldn't be in the same room with the speakers.
My basement is divided into a roughly 2/3 and 1/3 volume area by the staircase. next to the staircase on the 2/3 side of the room is a roughed in wall. I'll finish it in time but the amp/dsp/hafler tower is in there. The fan is stupid loud when it 1st comes on then chills to a level I can't hear on the "studio" side.
Of course you're right about colored monitors. You learn what is what and compensate accordingly. But the M2s are brutally honest. Good job!
 

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Rails in walls and above exposed beams. Drywall next.
 

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@Sinclair: With all this talk about studio monitors, what will be your 'monitor of choice' for this studio?
 

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@Sinclair: With all this talk about studio monitors, what will be your 'monitor of choice' for this studio?
Well what we've had in the past were 8" KRK's. The ones with the yellow cones. They're pretty nice. My son has a pair of discontinued Sampson Rubicon r5a which are apparently very neutral sounding and designed to mix on. We'll have both up for now until there's money laying around for something better. If we're mixing we'll listen in the car, headphones, a boombox or computer speakers too.
 

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Cross section of the double walls.
Right to left.
Insulated outside storage room wall drywall added later
1" gap
Insulated inside wall
Rubber MLV
Isolated rail mount
Rail
Inside drywall screwed to rail
 

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Looking good. You’re really cranking away on it. I’ve been remodeling a bathroom for a year lol
Haha. Yeah I know that bathroom remodel. We've had 3/4" plywood countertops in our kitchen for nearly 3 years. It helps to have two guys that know what they're doing and show up every morning.
 

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Storage room outside of studio double wall.
End of storage room towards double door entrance on right and studio double doors on left. By the broom possibly the most important surface in the whole studio...a counter where the coffee and espresso machine will go. Under the counter will be an iso booth big enough for a 4x12 Marshall cabinet or any other speaker cab you might want isolated from the live room. Maybe a small fridge above....a bar too yeah almost forgot that.
 

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Has it finally started to sink in? That you're on the cusp of owning something this badass?
Thanks...it has... and it's in my own back yard too! Hard to believe. I've made do with make shift drum rooms since the 80's. This is something I've often dreamt of. A small chill recording space that would be comfortable for putting down ideas and also affordable for anyone wanting to record their tunes, album or their band.

We have a few weeks to go. Maybe three. We're a bit over budget but I'm in this far and will make it work. It calms my nerves to know that soon after we do some test recording and get a feel for the sound of the room, we jump right into a payed album project for two or three weeks.

My son is a recording engineer/guitar player and will be on board for it and be mixing too. He designed much of the studio with my input having played in many studios throughout the years. It was his idea to raise the ceiling which put us over budget but also turned into the signature piece to the whole puzzle. He designed all the wiring too which will give us multiple ways to record. Pretty excited to get started.
 
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