This past week and last has been spent almost entirely on the acoustics and design of the studio. It’s incredible how quickly Emily can learn. She’s a sponge. She’s learned almost everything I’ve learned over the past 15 years in a few days. Sure she’s learned it in a text book manner and has a narrow practical application. But I take that back. She did take sound classes in college. Tell me your wife knows the acoustical properties of a contact mic?! But it still ceases to amaze me. She’s like the Prince of processing and interpreting information. We’re a perfect team. Perfect.
But I do have to say, we are getting there. We’re so close to breaking ground. (Thanks Al for helping us move a lot of the gear to the 2nd floor.) We had an initial design where we had the actual studio (where the musicians/artists play) in the middle room what was more square. And the control room would be west of that. The main problem with that design was that the control room would have been in a room with a depth of about 9 feet. So after talking with John Sayers and a bunch of our studio and engineer friends, we decided (like we had originally thought at day one) using the middle, more square room as the control room where the depth would be more reasonable at about 12 feet, including our built out double walls and acoustical treatments. So yes, it does suck and it’s mildly frustrating to go back to square one, but it’s better to do this now than 6 months from now after we’re bringing in clients.
And as they say: “STC on in to the future!”