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Old 02-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 'L' shaped studio, any design ideas?

Recently some friends and I came across a new space for our studio. We have big dreams of a control room, a live room and vocal and drum booths, and are trying to figure the best way of fitting it all in.
We are currently at the stage of reading anything we can on the subject, and were hoping some seasoned opinions could help us out. So if your opinion is seasoned, or maybe just a bit peppered, any help would be great.
Here's the game; we are in the basement of a barn, the ceilings are just over 9' tall, and we were going to put some laminate on the floor. I attached a floor plan of the space we have to work with.
The rules of the game are that we can build as many walls, diffusers and absorption pads as we want, and the objective is to have a professional looking, and more importantly sounding, space. If anyone is willing to impart some of their knowledge to us by drawing walls and notes on our attached document, we would be most obliged, and would create the best music we possible can in your honour. Thank you music gods!

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Old 02-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't see the attachment, but here is something you should check out for reference that has a lot of great stuff you'll want to know before proceeding:

SAE Institute

This is also a decent general guide on some common structural things you'll be implementing:

Building a Home Studio (structure & construction)
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Shoot, something must have gone wrong. Anyways, here is a link to the layout:

fineenough.com/studio-layout

And thanks to Freebase Dali for the links. They seem like great resources.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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To be honest, I don't know how much help you'll get at this forum. There are a few knowledgeable people here in regard to acoustics and recording and all that, but I don't know if any of us have ever actually built a full-on studio.
While I could give plenty tips, as far as construction from the ground up, that might be better suited for those who have done it.

I did a search and found this forum that might be right on the money for you, and it's pretty active:
John Sayers' Recording Studio Design Forum • Index page

Check out the studio design subforum to get ideas, and you might want to sign up there and post your room so others there can have a stab at coming up with some layouts. Good luck!
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Freebase Dali, you're the man
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