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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:17 am 
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Hello!

I've been in music business for quite some time now (over 3 yrs) and my (in-house) facility I've been using sofar became rather small: control room is 4.2m*4.2m*2.5m (L*W*H) and live room is 5.2m*5.2m*2.5m (L*W*H).

The equipment which has and will been used:
- Yamaha 02R96 mixing console
- Yamaha AW4416
- Dynaudio BM15A monitors
- Dynaudio BM5A Compact monitors
- Yamaha NS-10M
- Yamaha Motif8
- other stuff: Focusrite, Lexicon, Tech21, ... please see the picture!!!


This summer we built for studio a separate building (inner "raw" dimensions: 8mW* 12.1mL*3mH) so we're trying to figure out the best possible room arrangement in this - for now - empty space.

The only fixed "room" which can not be moved is - oh, well - the toilet.
What I'd like to have in this studio facility is bigger control room than the present one, live room, drum room and couple of vocal booths (2?).

Music genre = everything from acoustic to metal.

Available budget is some 15k USD (+- coupla kUSD).
I've attached some pics so you might get an impression of what I'm talking about.
I have no idea how to properly arrange the rooms in order to get the most functionallity out of the studio so please feel free to use your imagination - I'd appreciate any (sensible and rational) suggestion.

Thanx in advance to everyone.
Much oblige

Stilus, Slovenia (EU)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:23 am 
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Building plan ...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:08 pm 
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Any suggestions? :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:40 am 
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No suggestions here -- I'm not really "the layout guy." I just wanted to say that the photos are fascinating. You live in some beautiful country. I really look forward to seeing more progress.

I find it interesting how the roof line of the new building extends out over the existing building. Are the two buildings connected in any way? Or is that just to protect the area between the buildings from rain and such?

I don't mean to take focus off of your questions. :-)

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Staircase to the upper floar (and maybe a Toilet) is plained in a space between two buildings!

For more details, SketchUp picture is available...

I can send SketchUp file over e-mail to enyone interesed!

Please, help me! :oops:


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Anyone?


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I'm sure John will have lots to say about it, once he gets connected again.

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Any Idea? :oops:


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Hi Stilus. Welcome to the site - that's a beautiful building - I love the wide eaves, I assume you do it for snow, we do it for rain ;)

Take a look at this studio. It's 14m x 8m.

http://johnlsayers.com/Pages/Oasis.htm

cheers
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What do you thing about this studio design, i.e. room arrangement?


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Any comments?

TNX!


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I'm curious as to why you have 3 similarly-sized and shaped rooms, with a 4th that isn't radically different either. Do you need that many rooms in your facility? I'd consider taking 2 of the rooms and combining them into a larger room, to give you a bit more sonic variety in terms of room sounds.


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You will probably get more action on this thread if you follow the requests

http://www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=357

for smaller sized pix - some of us "old farts", me included, tend to view at no more than 1024 wide - so pix wider than about 750 cause us to have to scroll sideways to view text throughout the ENTIRE PAGE.

The above link gives some ideas on how to accomplish this; thanks... Steve

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Hello there,
First of all, thanx for all the answers - I appreciate your comments.
I DO need that many rooms in the facility: the reason is that we need to perform recording of couple of musicians (drums, piano, acoustic bass, vocals) at the same time - and that requires different rooms :)
I don't know how to do that if I there are less rooms - unless you have any other suggestion?

BTW, I appologize for huge pics, I'll make them smaller.


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Stilus - perhaps you could work with something like this.

cheers
john


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