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#1October 6th, 2012 · 04:40 PM
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MY HOME STUDIO ...work starts today
first get a new roof!!!

exciting times

I'm gonna build a small studio/ music room..... in my old garage



daft fish
#2October 6th, 2012 · 05:13 PM
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Cool - keep us posted with how it's developing, take lots of photo's and make a slide show from start to finish.
If you want any help on sound proofing, I'll dig up my research, hence you can save a fortune by purchasing the materials and getting a general builder with basic skills to build it.  I can remember that the company that supplies the material have instructions on to build it, and it's easy peazy basic DIY skills.
Put it this way a professional soundproofing company will charge 2,500.00 per wall, so four walls ceiling and floor would cost  15,000.00 - the materials cost about 2,000.00 for four walls, celing and a wall for a room about 5 x 3 meters - I would say 1 builder could take about a week to construct - If you gave a builder 200.00 per day, that's about 1,400.00. 

Having said all this you may not need it sound proofing   

Don't rush into it, do plenty of research, plan, don't cut corners.
#3October 7th, 2012 · 06:03 AM
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Netherlands
very cool!
I feel for a project like that too, my gf has a big garden, would love to build a cabin as a studio, I better save up lots of money first :p
Love to see the photos!
#4October 7th, 2012 · 01:03 PM
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Yes, dont cut corners ... worst thing you could do ... your furniture will never fit properly again if you do !

So are you going for the 'room within a room' idea ?  There are ingenious S profile beams designed to stop the transfer of sound vibrations through the construction.
Though personally I think it is very possible to simply line the original room with hard foam and build your inner room tight up against the foam boards ... theoretically creating your own 'made to measure' foam sandwich board walls ceiling and floor .... as long as there is no direct fixing from inner room to outer shell it should 'theoretically' work better than ingenious S profiles.

If you want to do it on a shoe string you could glue layers of bubble wrap on to everything !!

I love projects like this ... lots of pictures and updates please
#5October 8th, 2012 · 02:54 PM
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Soundproofing Materials
Save yourself some money - I'm pretty sure this company is the most competative and they specialise in it. I phoned them when I was planning mine, they really know their stuff.
http://www.soundservice.co.uk/prices_live.php
*Edit* They have loads of information you can download - This link is how I want to soundproof my walls, it's the most effective way on how to do it.
http://www.soundservice.co.uk/R-bar.pdf.pdf
**Edit** Here is a link to all the downloads - It's brilliant all the info you need
http://www.soundservice.co.uk/downloads.html
#6October 8th, 2012 · 04:05 PM
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re: Soundproofing Materials
Denis wrote…
**Edit** Here is a link to all the downloads - It's brilliant all the info you need
http://www.soundservice.co.uk/downloads.html
Now that is one bloody good link ... !
It's like all you need to know concerning sound proofing
#7October 8th, 2012 · 04:55 PM
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How to Soundproof a Garage
#8October 8th, 2012 · 05:50 PM
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also while you are at it,, think about the electricity,  I had to put in a commercial conditioner to remove things from the electricity running though part of the house.. ie the air conditioner kicks on ,, I would get a small pop when I was recording.  The fridge compressor kicks on , a small hum sometimes.   Studio electricity needs to be isolated as best as possible and conditioned against, surges, spikes, and noise interference( lights , moters,  and balanced .....etc.

http://homerecording.about.com/od/homestudiobasics/a/Recording-Studio-Power-Conditioning.htm

there are these http://www.soundpure.com/c/ac-power-conditioners-distribution/26
or you can get an electrician to wire in a commercial power conditioner at the mains (input to breaker box/fuse panel.
#9October 8th, 2012 · 06:49 PM
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re: MY HOME STUDIO ...work starts today
swordfish wrote…
first get a new roof!!!

exciting times

I'm gonna build a small studio/ music room..... in my old garage



daft fish

Plus make sure koi carp sleep well too ...
#10October 9th, 2012 · 07:24 AM
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toastedgoat wrote…
also while you are at it,, think about the electricity,  I had to put in a commercial conditioner to remove things from the electricity running though part of the house.. ie the air conditioner kicks on ,, I would get a small pop when I was recording.  The fridge compressor kicks on , a small hum sometimes.   Studio electricity needs to be isolated as best as possible and conditioned against, surges, spikes, and noise interference( lights , moters,  and balanced .....etc.

http://homerecording.about.com/od/homestudiobasics/a/Recording-Studio-Power-Conditioning.htm

there are these http://www.soundpure.com/c/ac-power-conditioners-distribution/26
or you can get an electrician to wire in a commercial power conditioner at the mains (input to breaker box/fuse panel.
Very good point.
If one was building a studio or any other extension for that matter it's quite a normal procedure to add a new group on to the existing meter.
Would that be enough ? Or does even a separate group need isolating from the household supply ?
#11October 11th, 2012 · 04:18 PM
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United Kingdom
re: UPDATE
swordfish wrote…
first get a new roof!!!

exciting times

I'm gonna build a small studio/ music room..... in my old garage



daft fish



the insulation is double normal + double boarding !!
system decided upon after much trawling of the net for ideas
builder more used to things like nuclear power stations and the like ..( I do not jest )
he knows what i want and how to do it
plus hes the guitarist in alive and kicking and a s**t hot Quantity Surveyor
oh yes hes not building it ..... his company is .... 3 or 4 great lads that know their stuff

im kind of ending up with a floating room

So Ive lost I've lost a fair bit of space to insulation.... but.....

think it will be very cozy .....although a bit narrower than first envisioned haha....

photos at the weekend
#12October 11th, 2012 · 04:32 PM
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United Kingdom
kings wrote…
toastedgoat wrote…
also while you are at it,, think about the electricity,  I had to put in a commercial conditioner to remove things from the electricity running though part of the house.. ie the air conditioner kicks on ,, I would get a small pop when I was recording.  The fridge compressor kicks on , a small hum sometimes.   Studio electricity needs to be isolated as best as possible and conditioned against, surges, spikes, and noise interference( lights , moters,  and balanced .....etc.

http://homerecording.about.com/od/homestudiobasics/a/Recording-Studio-Power-Conditioning.htm

there are these http://www.soundpure.com/c/ac-power-conditioners-distribution/26
or you can get an electrician to wire in a commercial power conditioner at the mains (input to breaker box/fuse panel.
Very good point.
If one was building a studio or any other extension for that matter it's quite a normal procedure to add a new group on to the existing meter.
Would that be enough ? Or does even a separate group need isolating from the household supply ?

seperate supply/ with breaker allready done
#13October 11th, 2012 · 09:32 PM
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United States of America
Invite me down sometime when I'm in the UK
#14October 13th, 2012 · 06:07 PM
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UndercoverApple wrote…
Invite me down sometime when I'm in the UK :)
will do
#15October 17th, 2012 · 01:56 PM
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United Kingdom
re: MY HOME STUDIO ...work starts today
swordfish wrote…
first get a new roof!!!

exciting times

I'm gonna build a small studio/ music room..... in my old garage



daft fish

the work continues ... guys workin all week!!

fotos to follow at the weekend

happy fish
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