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 Post subject: Studio in action...
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:50 pm 
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Hey all,

SongCave Studios

We finished the last door off the back of CR last week so it is all done and dusted now.
Sorry I have been so quiet - I have been upgrading and reading and reading and configuring and finally recording again - I upgraded to the new Tascam DM-4800 (64 channel digital console/controller) - it is a beautiful sound and quality knobs and steel (unlike the M word desk with sloppy knobs/pots and plastic everywhere...) - but poorly written manual like so many other equipment from the Far East.., Neumanns/Rode mics, Sebatron/SMPro Pres, UAD-1 and Event near fields (some snobby clients refuse to work on anything Behringer :roll: - so I now have upgraded my gear and have also kept the old trusty stuff, which simply allows me to cover more ground quicker and get more sounds - and have a backup!).

I run a 28ch multicore to the old large rooms in the house for larger tracking dates when required. Sadly the poor old 24 channel 8 bus Behringer desk and Soundcraft are now backups (oh yes the little 4 channel Behringer/test system you saw in the photos is safely restored as a quality door stop - sorry Scotty R - if you want it back you can have it now) ..I actually liked the Behringer desk a lot as it was very transparent but the new Tascam console gives so much more flexibility and hands on which the clients like a lot. (They hang around longer if they can play with the faders too ha ha) ;)

We used a nice sandstone style paint on the solid walls which really adds to the feel of the place as "SongCave Studios"

All jokes aside - we have some new photos which I promise I will upload in the next week for you.

In the meantime you can check the semi new photos - old desk and some scary instruments in use etc at http://www.myspace.com/songcavestudios

It is so nice to be back recording - I enjoyed the build and it was an AMAZING experience - thanks to John and the team - and also to those eithe rplanning or are currently covered in sawdust and caulk/goo and have cuts and bruises and an empty wallet - smile and enjoy because we are all very lucky to be right here right now doing what we are doing :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:09 am 
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Sideshow wrote:

My father (who is very ill) sent some cutouts to me in the post from a HVAC mag - he so wants to be involved on the job God love him!
He found this interesting link
http://www.silenceair.com

Check out the "Silencecair Brickvent" - award winning ventilator.


Hi Sideshow, my name is Bobby from Silenceair and I noticed you made a reference/post about our product. I was generally curious about which HVAC magazine did you see our product in?

Also our product has changed a bit since you last saw it I believe, you can revisit http://www.silenceair.com. We have had Silenceair installed in quite a few recording studios now and also a nightclub.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Studio in action...
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:12 am 
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Sideshow wrote:
some snobby clients refuse to work on anything Behringer :roll:


The only client I've ever had (I'm not a professional, this was done as a favour) practically refused to work on anything NOT Behringer. Good old Behringer.


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 Post subject: Behringer
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I had a faulty Behringer Truth monitor (had a slight ring at 250hz)- the local repair agent/guy said it was a 3 month lead time to repair it .......
I let Behringer Australia know and they shipped me a replacement pair overnight at their own cost......that kind of service is hard to beat!
I also bought a new Behringer mixer for live as well - it rocks - it replaced my old Soundcraft (approx 2500 gigs) so nicely I didn't miss it.....

I think there is a lot of great gear out there that doesn't need to cost a fortune. :wink:

Finished the architraves and painting this week, wired up the rear 5.1 speakers and put in the new power amp - well overdue for some pics. Sorry about the delay - new baby girl and studio locked out with bookings - I hope you understand :)

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Yeah, I saw the Eurodesk in one of your pictures. I have almost never used anything but Behringer live.

I also have some Behringer mics, preamps, compressors, monitor switch etc. It's simply amazing for the price. And some of it, while it may not last forever, actually sounds phenominal. Case in point is the ADA8000 ADAT preamp, which is dirt cheap and sounds wicked. A friend of mine who has a professional voice over/post production studio used it a lot, but swiched to M-Audio because theirs seems more durable (and costs about three times more).

Any way, good luck with the studio build (coming along nicely, isn't it?).


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 Post subject: glass sliding windows
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Heh Guys-


Nice to some some fellow New South Welshmen....
Newcastle here..

Nice to find your post - looks like you've done a great job...Its very close to what I have in mind for my place. Due to my lack of space, I'm also interested in using glass sliding doors between C/room and iso-room- so I was wondering how you find them as far as soundproofing etc. Are they regular doors from typical supplier? Or special order? i.e. thicker glass/ improved sealing?

Also - how are you finding the soundproofing in general? Is it as effective as you hoped?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:20 pm 
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Sideshow! Sideshow!
You still around buddy. I've decided that you build is my bible. But I need some more technical info?

Q- Did you build the frame upright than lay it down to plasterboard? How did you steady the frame while building it.
Q- How did you get access to the outer roof to layout the plasterboard?

lil

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:21 pm 
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Lillith I PM'd you.

In short the frames were all done on the ground. We stood on them to hold in place then re worked with square and hammer as needed.
Plasterboard was done the same then we lifted into place a day later (takes 3-4 persons)
The roof was done in sections small enough to lift through the gaps.

Re: The doors worked great - not 100% soundproofed but just what I needed.

Cheers

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