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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:52 pm

Having a similar computer box, minus a back, I was concerned about heat too. I keep the front open unless I’m tracking or mixing although sometimes I forget to close it. I don’t find the fans noisy on the cheese grater Mac. The mini fridge buzz is more of a concern in my space so I surround it with portable sound panels when recording.

Looking good Drew, so now get to work and lay down tracks! :thumbup:
You still have fine tuning to do . . . . .
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Folderol » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:37 pm

That's a dramatic difference!
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:42 pm

I'd have been a bit disappointed if it wasn't! :)

I've actually cut a bit more of the ringing now by judicious use of bits of foam around all the guitar strings.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:58 pm

Bravo young man - your DIY skills eclipse mine, and must give you a warm glow inside, which in turn saves on heating costs.

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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:07 pm

Thanks Martin, not sure you're right, but thanks anyway! ;)

The most surprising thing of all is that it has largely all gone to plan. :)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Music Wolf » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:36 pm

So when is the opening party?

Nice work, now the proper work begins :D
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:31 pm

Unfortunately in the meantime I've completely lost any critical listening skills i had!
Feels like i'm almost starting from scratch again.
Hopefully a bit of regular use will bring things back up to speed.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:25 pm

blinddrew wrote:Unfortunately in the meantime I've completely lost any critical listening skills i had!

I doubt that, Drew. It's more likely that your new listening environment is allowing you to hear things you weren't previously aware of.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:20 pm

Well, you're definitely right on that front, but there's also an element of opening up a very complex project and forgetting what the heck you were doing with all routing! :)

Anyway, for the avoidance of doubt, I've just spent another three hours in there, and I love it. :)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Watchmaker » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:37 pm

wow! I'm surprised at how live the shell was for its size! Living proof of the value of treatment. kudos Drew, may the muses reward you for your efforts
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Folderol » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:42 pm

Does your new studio have its own postal address?... for the emergency food parcels :lol:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:18 pm

Watchmaker wrote:wow! I'm surprised at how live the shell was for its size! Living proof of the value of treatment. kudos Drew, may the muses reward you for your efforts
Yeah, I didn't initially realise as i was just moving around doing the caulking, but as soon as i tried to sing!
I'll do some REW measurements soon and some spoken word stuff to really see how it sounds.

As to the food parcels, i was wondering about some kind of pulley mechanism from the upstairs window... ;)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby N i g e l » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:39 pm

Wow ! quite a difference indeed between the before & after ambience; well researched !

What are the rules of your studio ?
Presumeably there is some embroidered "sampler" on the wall, which lays down the law ?

blinddrew wrote:As to the food parcels, i was wondering about some kind of pulley mechanism from the upstairs window.

It worked well at Beach Head (can just about make out the wires) .....

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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:57 pm

The rules are quite simple:
1) No fissile materials.
2) No running with scissors.
3) No arcane rituals resurrecting the Ice Giants to reign over the kingdoms of men.
6) There is no rule 6.

They're not embroidered anywhere but I do have a couple of knitted stuffed toys my wife made that she keeps threatening to throw out, so I'll probably rehouse them as the rule enforcers. Does that count?

EDIT and yes, Beach Head is exactly the kind of thing I had in mind. :)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:57 pm

I don’t know.
I think you need help with those rules, especially #2
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