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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:47 am

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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat May 23, 2020 2:35 pm

A couple of friends asked for a virtual tour, so I thought I'd just lob this here in case anyone wasn't sick of this thread yet: https://youtu.be/IrVIyh2-_3U ;)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat May 23, 2020 4:02 pm

Nice Drew, maybe I should do one of mine*

* I haven't a clue how people get the filming nice and neat looking either BTW
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat May 23, 2020 5:00 pm

I think you need one of those things, what are they called, um, cameramen! That's it. :)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat May 23, 2020 5:29 pm

That was interesting; it's been good to see how other people work lately. I do admire the 'stripped down' approach in terms of hardware and the video shows how much a DAW helps in that regard.

Also I particularly like the moveable treatment rig!
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat May 23, 2020 5:33 pm

There are a couple of bits of hardware that have caught my eye over the last few years but it would require both a significant cash injection and, more pertinently, a change of workflow.
That would take a lot to justify.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Folderol » Sat May 23, 2020 7:48 pm

Interesting. I was a bit surprised there was a dramatic change in 'room' sound as you were moving about - or was that partly due to the AVC system in the camera compensating for distance?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat May 23, 2020 8:00 pm

blinddrew wrote:I think you need one of those things, what are they called, um, cameramen! That's it. :)

:D :D I think one of those will be difficult to access at present.....
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat May 23, 2020 8:31 pm

Folderol wrote:Interesting. I was a bit surprised there was a dramatic change in 'room' sound as you were moving about - or was that partly due to the AVC system in the camera compensating for distance?
Nope, that's the difference between the live end and the dead end. Moving the frame around gives me a lot of flexibility in how much 'room' I get.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat May 23, 2020 9:32 pm

It's an ingenious solution to a knotty problem. IIRC some pro studios had a live end and a dead end, you've taken that and improved it (at least as far as a small room is concerned). I did notice you have little headroom under the frame, I have a similar problem in my studio, the ceiling height is less than 1.8m before I fitted the panels. It's a good job I'm only short.....

Having seen your video and read Hugh's article I'm more determined than ever to add a few more panels in the exposed parts of my room, with such a low ceiling the remaining reverb is not great sounding.

1200x600 panels either side of the cloud and another on the wall behind the drums, a couple of smaller 600x600 ones, one just out of shot to the right of the drums and one filling the gap between the two above the drums and a couple of 600x400 either side of the monitors should pretty much cover all that it's possible to cover. Hopefully it won't make it too dull sounding (will experiment with duvets first) but that will give me roughly 25% cover (but a lot of the rest is behind equipment).

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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat May 23, 2020 9:55 pm

Fortunately I'm strictly average height so I can stand up straight under the cloud. If i had hair it would be tickling the fabric though.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun May 24, 2020 12:34 pm

Actually I've just measured mine and it's 1930mm floor to ceiling and 1880mm* to the cloud, much more than I thought, though on the one occasion shufflebeat visited he had to duck.....

* 6' 2" in real money..... not a problem for me at 5' 6"
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