1 (edited by Tenement Funster 2019-08-14 10:40:33)

Topic: New Music Room Complete

Well, I've finally completed a new music room!

It is almost 100% sound-proof (Roxul "Safe & Sound" insulated), uses 50% wood + 50% porous fibre strips on the walls, hi-density acoustic ceiling tiles, plus staggered-joint "bass traps" in the corners to make the sound warm and not boxy. I discussed the design beforehand with a local sound engineer at a radio station, and he thought the whole concept was ideal. I wired the whole room on a 20-amp isolated ground circuit (no noise, no power drop), the lights are dim-able LEDs (no 60-cycle hum), and my "babies" are hung up where I can't kick them over. big_smile The stereo is a 200-watt Kenwood + Polk Audio studio monitors, so I can crank it up and play along with all of my favorite groups.

Just need to finish wiring in the heater and get the effects pedals set up, and the grass may not get mowed for a l-o-n-g time! lol

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48535321057_2f6ff01f49_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48535170086_ce8a4c2542_b.jpg

Re: New Music Room Complete

Tenement Funster wrote:

Well, I've finally completed a new music room!

I can't see the images sad Are they publicly accessible??

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

3 (edited by Phill Williams 2019-08-14 07:57:25)

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Sounds like green eyed monster time....

on my part, how I wish I could have that in my pathetic excuse for a studio!

When you're driving a Bentley, do you worry about overtaking a mini? Grass will grow, it'll still be there tomorrow or next week...next year?
Congrats.
BTW, your pics have come out as code.

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

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TF

Way to keep the audience guessing !! smile
Sounds fantastic, but I can't view the pics either.

Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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Sorry about that, gents ... how's it look now?     

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Sorry about that, gents ... how's it look now?

Still no image, in Firefox or Chrome sad     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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I looked into your post and the link to the photos go nowhere. This is what I got when I Googled your link:

Your search - https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/at7ay … vSOsBiTr-m ... - did not match any image results.

Suggestions:

Make sure that all words are spelled correctly.
Try different keywords.
Try more general keywords.
     

8 (edited by Tenement Funster 2019-08-14 10:18:07)

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Bummer ... for whatever reason I can see them here in Chordie, but no one else can.

I can't get my photos from my PC to an Internet Site anywhere. Tried Picasa, Google+ Photos, etc., but keep getting run around in endless loops which are driving me crazy! They've worked in the past, but new "improvements" they've made have added more complexity (as often happens).

Re: New Music Room Complete

Tenement Funster wrote:

Bummer ... for whatever reason I can see them here in Chordie, but no one else can.

I can't get my photos from my PC to an Internet Site anywhere. Tried Picasa, Google+ Photos, etc., but keep getting run around in endless loops which are driving me crazy! They've worked in the past, but new "improvements" they've made have added more complexity (as often happens).

You're welcome to jump onto my webserver forum: http://neophytte.mine.nu/forum/ (you'll need to register) and pop them into the "Photography" section, from there you can add them to this site by using the "copy image location" from a right click (in FireFox). It's been a while since I've used it, I think there is a restriction on file size, but I can't remember what it is ....

If you get stuck, or need further instructions, send me a PM ....

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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So I just trashed my Google+ Photos account, and opened a Flickr account. It's far more simple to use, and I hope you can see my pics now.     

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I can see the pictures and now I have one more project to add to my list. thats a cool room     

out of tune out of key and out of touch

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OMG   I am so Jealous !   

That is gorgeous and extremely functional !
Love it TF - Job well done!

Happy playing and recording!!
I agree with mojo - scale of 1-10 in coolness - it's a 9.9 ( just needs a bar and a cute waitress !  smile
Also, enjoy not mowing the grass !!!
Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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Very Nice!
all you need now is a cool rug in the middle.  Like an oriental or maybe a music themed one!  looks homey too. I am Jealous!     

Music is a tribal experience, and it is about connection.  Figure out how to reach in and change their emotions. Learn how to put them in a mood. That’s what music is for.”-JH.
“..And remember, a song should contain only one story, or one message, told from a single point of view” - DG
Its the little mistakes that become great. and when it falls in place, the feeling is  indescribable.

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Well... Dang.


I am jealous.     

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If it comes from the heart and you add a few beers... it'll be awesome! - Mekidsmom
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I'm not jealous but  I am definitely impressed......... WOW! 

Congrats TF     

I want to read my own water, choose my own path, write my own songs

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That's terrific!! Can you do a Panorama pic for us???

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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What is the hourly rate?

Suggestion for a name? Got to be Abbey Road 2 (or west)

Fabulous job     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

18 (edited by Tenement Funster 2019-08-15 09:18:53)

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Thanks, for the great comments, everyone! It certainly was a fun project to plan out, and I was appreciative of the input I obtained from people who know about things like sound absorption, bass traps, amperage loads, etc.

MOJO, TIG, DE, ZURF --- thanks so much. It actually wasn't that costly to build (about $1500 all in) in an unfinished end of our basement.

PHILL --- my wife has named it "Zebra Studios", but there's no hourly rate ... drop by anytime. big_smile

NEO --- it's a 12' x 12' room, and I'm standing in the doorway taking these pics. There's a recliner and a snack table next to it to the lower right-hand of where I'm standing.

BEAMER --- you read my mind about the rug. Here's a pic of the one I plan to get for it ($300 at Wayfair):

https://secure.img1-fg.wfcdn.com/im/65779251/resize-h800-w800%5Ecompr-r85/7411/74112711/Lahti+Zebra+Cowhide+Beige+Area+Rug.jpg

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TF that is a brilliant music cave My score for your music room ten out ten. That would be a nice addition in my house.