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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Folderol » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:21 pm

While I'm enjoying following this series, I do wish you wouldn't embed so many absolutely huge images. This last lot took 10 minutes to download here :(
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:31 pm

Folderol wrote:While I'm enjoying following this series, I do wish you wouldn't embed so many absolutely huge images. This last lot took 10 minutes to download here :(

Hmmm. I'll take a look at what's going on at this end as I thought the files were getting crunched down a bit on their way up. They're not huge files to begin with so they certainly shouldn't be taking that long! Thanks.
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby blinddrew » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:39 pm

Loaded fine on my mobile using my dodgy 4ishG signal here. And I love the detail!
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Folderol » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:26 pm

Hmm, just done a speed check on my service. It's running at 11m download, so that should be at least reasonable... unless it's being throttled somewhere. I'm with Zen, and I've never had such a problem before.

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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Watchmaker » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:52 am

This is probably my favorite thread here. <Standing ovation>

Bravo! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I dunno about you, but if it weren't for winter I'd probably never actually record anything...Next year I build my shop, the year after, my studio - fate and whimsy allowing at any rate. I will refer to this thread for inspiration.
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:28 am

Luke W wrote:Rack with C3 installed:

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It's looking fabulous. Very impressed.

Seeing the above picture amused me... I spent a day recently stripping off the labels from my Crookwood XLR panels (I have 6U of them!), removing the XLR cards, and then rebuilding and relabelling them the other way up!

Where I came from, sockets are always labelled from above -- as they are in your jack patchbay -- and I was forever confusing myself when plugging things into the Crookwood panels beforehand when the labels were below the sockets.

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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Wonks » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:32 pm

Looks lovely, Luke. :clap: :thumbup:

An ideal candidate for a Studio SOS where Paul and Hugh just sit around drinking tea and eating hobnobs all day. :D
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:55 pm

Folderol wrote:Hmm, just done a speed check on my service. It's running at 11m download, so that should be at least reasonable... unless it's being throttled somewhere. I'm with Zen, and I've never had such a problem before.

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I'm only on an ordinary copper land line.

Ok, it looks like the pictures have stayed at their original size (mostly between 3 and 4MB) so I'll keep it in mind next time I upload something.

Watchmaker wrote:This is probably my favorite thread here. <Standing ovation>

Bravo! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I dunno about you, but if it weren't for winter I'd probably never actually record anything...Next year I build my shop, the year after, my studio - fate and whimsy allowing at any rate. I will refer to this thread for inspiration.

Thank you. It's good to know that it's proving to be helpful, or at least interesting to people!

I could definitely do more recording than I do, this is a good example of getting a bit carried away with building things and almost losing sight of why I'm actually making them in the first place. I do enjoy the process though so it's not all bad.

Hugh Robjohns wrote:It's looking fabulous. Very impressed.

Seeing the above picture amused me... I spent a day recently stripping off the labels from my Crookwood XLR panels (I have 6U of them!), removing the XLR cards, and then rebuilding and relabelling them the other way up!

Where I came from, sockets are always labelled from above -- as they are in your jack patchbay -- and I was forever confusing myself when plugging things into the Crookwood panels beforehand when the labels were below the sockets.

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Thanks, Hugh. I hadn't paid too much attention to the labels seeing as there's just the one panel and everything is staying put once it's patched, now you mention it I can see that being a bit confusing with a few of them stacked up. There's still a couple of bits to get connected, but I'm going to wait until I tackle the patchbay and do it all in one go.

Really impressed with the Crookwood though. I've only done a few sessions since installing it but it's proving to be incredibly useful, even more so than I thought when I bought it so that's reassuring! I also love the fact it can be expanded with my needs rather than replaced.

Wonks wrote:Looks lovely, Luke. :clap: :thumbup:

An ideal candidate for a Studio SOS where Paul and Hugh just sit around drinking tea and eating hobnobs all day. :D

Thanks, Wonks, much appreciated. That'd be an interesting article :lol:
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:16 pm

Luke W wrote:Really impressed with the Crookwood though. I've only done a few sessions since installing it but it's proving to be incredibly useful, even more so than I thought when I bought it so that's reassuring! I also love the fact it can be expanded with my needs rather than replaced.

Yes. I'm a very big fan. Seriously well-designed kit, where all the money goes on the important bits, and it really shows. Good to buy British too... And Crispin is extremely helpful.
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby jeffbruckner » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:45 am

Stunning job .

Love the scorched/polished trims. Really make a huge impact.

Will shamelessly borrow many ideas and inspirations if I may.

I am constntantly shifting and moving my equipment , so have never been

confident in any final placement enough to screw it all into place!
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I have a dream of working with the kit placed diagonally, minimising any inherent reflections

from the beginning and maximising the workspace.

Your panels and baffles are absolutely wonderful work, extremely well designed and executed.

Will re-read to get the details about any tech specs and initial design requirements.

Missed all the tech guff while dribbling over the glossy photos.

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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:08 am

Thanks for the kind words. Feel free to borrow away as you please, if there's any particular detail missing that you need then just ask and I'll do my best to help out. :thumbup:
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:40 pm

Luke, it looks gorgeous. I'm as impressed with your aesthetic tastes as I am with your construction skills. Excellent work! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby Luke W » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:45 pm

Thanks, Eddy, much appreciated :thumbup:

I've been making an effort to just use the space for a while now. No soldering anything, no deciding I just need to quickly make this, that, or the other. It's definitely been worth the wait.

I did get a quick shot of the gobos in action though, I took the chance to give them a test at the same time as trying out a mic.

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Re: Attic Room Studio Build

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:39 pm

Looking very nice there :clap: :clap: :clap:
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