#40

There is so much going on in the studios now, and things are changing so quickly, that it is hard to keep up. We have started booking time in Studio 1, as we anticipate it will be finished first, not sure if we will make our self-imposed deadline, but I’m hopeful.

The back door of the house / passage between the lounge and the lobby is nearly finished.

The back door of the house / passage between the lounge and the lobby is nearly finished.

Measurements and markings were made for the large pieces of glass between the tracking rooms and the control rooms.

Measurements and markings were made for the large pieces of glass between the tracking rooms and the control rooms.

Maple window stops were installed in the openings between the three booths in tracking room 1.

Maple window stops were installed in the openings between the three booths in tracking room 1.

The electricians worked on installing outlets and switches in the newly framed rear walls. They have also been helping with lighting in the soffits and clouds.

The electricians worked on installing outlets and switches in the newly framed rear walls. They have also been helping with lighting in the soffits and clouds.

Our engineering crew has been helping Brett Acoustics this week, providing some extra man and woman-power with the 705 installation in addition to other tasks.

Our engineering crew has been helping Brett Acoustics this week, providing some extra man and woman-power with the 705 installation in addition to other tasks.

This booth is ready for fabric now, two walls are absorptive and the rear wall is both absorptive and diffusive.

This booth is ready for fabric now, two walls are absorptive and the rear wall is both absorptive and diffusive.

The soffits in tracking room 1 have their maple trim pieces now.

The soffits in tracking room 1 have their maple trim pieces now.

705 is installed under the soffits.

705 is installed under the soffits.

Ryan King became a master of cutting and fitting 705.

Ryan King became a master of cutting and fitting 705.

Ryan finishing up the soffits in tracking room 2.

Ryan finishing up the soffits in tracking room 2.

Maren and Nathan, both audio engineers, are placing batting insulation in the upper soffit of control room 2. They have to be careful to fill as much of the cavity as possible without compressing the fiberglass.

Maren and Nathan, both audio engineers, are placing batting insulation in the upper soffit of control room 2. They have to be careful to fill as much of the cavity as possible without compressing the fiberglass.

The front wall of control room 2 will be covered with 705 and fabric instead of a hard front wall like in control room 1. The framing on the sheetrock will have track installed which will hold the fabric in place.

The front wall of control room 2 will be covered with 705 and fabric instead of a hard front wall like in control room 1. The framing on the sheetrock will have track installed which will hold the fabric in place.

The wheels were installed on the gobos making them easier to move around and out of the way.

The wheels were installed on the gobos making them easier to move around and out of the way.

Thom Canova flew in and set to work on the mic / tie line panels in the tracking and control rooms.

Thom Canova flew in and set to work on the mic / tie line panels in the tracking and control rooms.

One of the finished panels in the iso booths and track for fabric being installed above.

One of the finished panels in the iso booths and track for fabric being installed above.

A local cabinet shop was hired to build our speaker soffit boxes which are huge and really heavy.

A local cabinet shop was hired to build our speaker soffit boxes which are huge and really heavy.

Work on the mural continues.

Work on the mural continues.

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Most days the artist, Ainsley Romero, works 12 hours.

Most days the artist, Ainsley Romero, works 12 hours.

Jake Reedy, another local artist began work on the lettering for the back of the building. He used a projector to transfer the image.

Jake Reedy, another local artist began work on the lettering for the back of the building. He used a projector to transfer the image.

A few late nights and the painting is almost finished, and it is really big.

A few late nights and the painting is almost finished, and it is really big.

The frame for the cloud in tracking room 2 is hung as well as the soffit trim.

The frame for the cloud in tracking room 2 is hung as well as the soffit trim.

Diamond panels for studio 2’s clouds with light cans installed.

Diamond panels for studio 2’s clouds with light cans installed.

Some of the diamond panels have now been installed, awaiting the electricians to connect the lights.

Some of the diamond panels have now been installed, awaiting the electricians to connect the lights.

One of the most exciting changes this week was in tracking room 1. The studio 1 clouds are pretty complex and, in order to get them hung correctly, marks and measurements were first laid out on the floor. I put the arrows in to show the marks, they cover the entire floor.

One of the most exciting changes this week was in tracking room 1. The studio 1 clouds are pretty complex and, in order to get them hung correctly, marks and measurements were first laid out on the floor. I put the arrows in to show the marks, they cover the entire floor.

The marks were then transferred to the ceiling with a laser and screws with eyelets were installed in those locations. Then one by one the hexagon shaped clouds were hoisted and hung.

The marks were then transferred to the ceiling with a laser and screws with eyelets were installed in those locations. Then one by one the hexagon shaped clouds were hoisted and hung.

Tony Brett told me that this Genie lift was a real game changer when they found it. CO2 or compressed air powers the lift and helps hold each cloud while it is leveled and hung.

Tony Brett told me that this Genie lift was a real game changer when they found it. CO2 or compressed air powers the lift and helps hold each cloud while it is leveled and hung.

The lights in the cloud really brought it to life, this design is all Wes Lachot’s so I certainly take no credit for it. It is stunning when you are standing beneath it.

The lights in the cloud really brought it to life, this design is all Wes Lachot’s so I certainly take no credit for it. It is stunning when you are standing beneath it.

A view of tracking room 1 from the sound lock into the control room.

A view of tracking room 1 from the sound lock into the control room.

The cloud in control room 1 is missing two pieces, they were left off to allow room to work while installing the birds-eye maple front wall.

The cloud in control room 1 is missing two pieces, they were left off to allow room to work while installing the birds-eye maple front wall.

Tracking room 2 from the rear corner near the iso booth. Half of the cloud is in place now, the rest will be installed once the electricians are back on site.

Tracking room 2 from the rear corner near the iso booth. Half of the cloud is in place now, the rest will be installed once the electricians are back on site.

The 4th birds-eye maple panel being installed in control room 1. Great precision is needed to cut this really expensive wood at such crazy angles. Tony Brett and his crew have definitely earned their reputation as excellent craftsmen.

The 4th birds-eye maple panel being installed in control room 1. Great precision is needed to cut this really expensive wood at such crazy angles. Tony Brett and his crew have definitely earned their reputation as excellent craftsmen.

It had been a while since my last walk through so I pulled out the go pro and filmed another.