#24

Preliminary wiring (electrical, audio, network/security) is finished and we are now heading into weeks (months?) of sheetrock work. In most cases walls have 3 layers of taped and mudded 5/8” sheetrock per side, although some walls only get two layers. Regardless it will take a while to complete.

We remain busy in the “house” studio although with the temporary wall out back removed the construction noise is encroaching.

I’ve begun to lose sleep due to worry about how we are going to afford to keep the doors open, but at this point, what can you do but move forward?

This is looking down in the space between the front wall of control room 2 and the tracking room wall. The black cable comes from the trough under the console through the pipe and then up into the walls to connect to the mic / tie line boxes throughout this studio space. The red and black lines coming from the panel on the left are instrument and speaker level lines that tie into a box in the control room.

This is looking down in the space between the front wall of control room 2 and the tracking room wall. The black cable comes from the trough under the console through the pipe and then up into the walls to connect to the mic / tie line boxes throughout this studio space. The red and black lines coming from the panel on the left are instrument and speaker level lines that tie into a box in the control room.

The Overly door frames arriving.

The Overly door frames arriving.

Moving the studio 1 iso booth door frames into place.

Moving the studio 1 iso booth door frames into place.

Studio 1 iso booths with door frames.

Studio 1 iso booths with door frames.

The door into studio 2.

The door into studio 2.

My son has been working on a project in his woods class for the studio. We ordered a huge slap of walnut and a bunch of epoxy and he has been constructing this table for our instrument gallery room. There is still a lot of planing and sanding to be done but it’s going to look great.

My son has been working on a project in his woods class for the studio. We ordered a huge slap of walnut and a bunch of epoxy and he has been constructing this table for our instrument gallery room. There is still a lot of planing and sanding to be done but it’s going to look great.

This is upstairs in the instrument gallery. The insulation company was set to arrive on Thursday so Wednesday afternoon Jared (superintendent) and I did a bunch of extra blocking to give a sturdy backing to the guitar hangers for the room.

This is upstairs in the instrument gallery. The insulation company was set to arrive on Thursday so Wednesday afternoon Jared (superintendent) and I did a bunch of extra blocking to give a sturdy backing to the guitar hangers for the room.

This is the idea, although we won’t have quite such an amazing collection as what you see here.

This is the idea, although we won’t have quite such an amazing collection as what you see here.

Thursday evening the insulators had already finished half of the studio space, the upstairs is where all the guitars will hang, under the mezzanine will be drums and amplifiers.

Thursday evening the insulators had already finished half of the studio space, the upstairs is where all the guitars will hang, under the mezzanine will be drums and amplifiers.

Tracking room 1 looking back to control room 1. The doorways into the machine room (right) and the sound lock (left) were framed incorrectly so the door frames are hanging out waiting for a fix.

Tracking room 1 looking back to control room 1. The doorways into the machine room (right) and the sound lock (left) were framed incorrectly so the door frames are hanging out waiting for a fix.

Just getting the insulation in place suddenly defined the rooms so much more.  It is now easier to get a sense for how the different spaces feel. This is looking out of iso booth 1 in studio 1.

Just getting the insulation in place suddenly defined the rooms so much more. It is now easier to get a sense for how the different spaces feel. This is looking out of iso booth 1 in studio 1.

Looking into iso booths 2 and 3 from iso booth 1.

Looking into iso booths 2 and 3 from iso booth 1.

Control room 2 post-insulation.

Control room 2 post-insulation.

Control room 1 post-insulation.

Control room 1 post-insulation.