#39

I spent a lot of time this week working on logistics and plans for the new studio. Moving from one studio to two brings a lot of changes, including adding a studio manager, inventory changes, new calendar needs, etc etc. Suddenly things have changed from “the studio will be finished some day in the future” to “we have 3 weeks to get everything ready!” It’s looking like we will have at least one studio up and running in August, if not both.

It took a number of weeks but we finally got asphalt. It’s great to finally have a rear parking area and to have things cleaned up around the edge of the building, but even more important it means that the HVAC condensers were able to be placed.

It took a number of weeks but we finally got asphalt. It’s great to finally have a rear parking area and to have things cleaned up around the edge of the building, but even more important it means that the HVAC condensers were able to be placed.

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A large part of the work and expense in the studio build is the HVAC system. Making sure that things work properly and most importantly quietly takes a lot of preparation and work. We have yet to really run any detailed tests, but we were able to get the units working and so far everything seems to be great and very very quiet.

A large part of the work and expense in the studio build is the HVAC system. Making sure that things work properly and most importantly quietly takes a lot of preparation and work. We have yet to really run any detailed tests, but we were able to get the units working and so far everything seems to be great and very very quiet.

Provo City has a mural program    that helps pay for outdoor murals. Most tend to be fairly small but they really wanted to make something large on our building. The artists are pictured here working on the background.

Provo City has a mural program that helps pay for outdoor murals. Most tend to be fairly small but they really wanted to make something large on our building. The artists are pictured here working on the background.

Brett Acoustics continued inside with more framing work and installing the track that will hold the fabric in the studios.

Brett Acoustics continued inside with more framing work and installing the track that will hold the fabric in the studios.

Brett Acoustics also installed the bifusors in tracking room 1. As you can see these have been built for years waiting to be shipped and installed.

Brett Acoustics also installed the bifusors in tracking room 1. As you can see these have been built for years waiting to be shipped and installed.

The bifusors are about 11.5’ tall, diffusive on one side and absorptive on the other.

The bifusors are about 11.5’ tall, diffusive on one side and absorptive on the other.

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The bifusors sit on an aluminum L bracket with a similar bracket holding them on the top. They are then free to be turned from the absorptive side to the diffusive side which will dramatically change the acoustics in the room.

The bifusors sit on an aluminum L bracket with a similar bracket holding them on the top. They are then free to be turned from the absorptive side to the diffusive side which will dramatically change the acoustics in the room.

This is the diffusive side, with Brett Acoustics / Wes Lachot’s propriatary stepfusor design.

This is the diffusive side, with Brett Acoustics / Wes Lachot’s propriatary stepfusor design.

….and the absorptive side.

….and the absorptive side.

Next project will be hanging the clouds in studio 1. The clouds Wes has designed are just amazing looking and I can’t wait to see them hung.

Next project will be hanging the clouds in studio 1. The clouds Wes has designed are just amazing looking and I can’t wait to see them hung.

Getting the clouds hung and arranged correctly and neatly takes a lot of math.

Getting the clouds hung and arranged correctly and neatly takes a lot of math.

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The rear of one of the hex clouds showing the four hanging points and the hole in the center for the can light.

The rear of one of the hex clouds showing the four hanging points and the hole in the center for the can light.