Ok, I know we are not a total pro studio, and we are not really anything special, but our studio is a lot of things to us. We write, rehearse, produce, record and play there. We hang out there, and play PS3 as a group. It is a home away from home.
We decided to renovate the studio to accomplish a few goals:
1: Better sound for recording/mixing
2: More comfortable atmosphere
3: More inspirational location to write
4: More useful space
EDIT: I found more of the original studio and gear...
This should give you an idea of the color scheme we had going on. It was cool, but we did this 8 years ago, and wanted a change.
We started this project last thursday, and have been working on and off for the past week. As of right now we have done the following changes, in order, pics to follow:
-Removed all sound treatment
-Recovered walls with drywall filler and sanded the room
-Floor treatment installation
-Started Ceiling sound treatment
On to the pics. I'll post comments on them, sum up the ideas we have for the room, and update as more work gets done.
This is the owner, pondering what we are going to do to remove adhesive from the walls and ceiling after tearing it all down...
A shot of the walls and floor, no treatment, no carpet and TONS of Liquid Nails to remove...
Me standing next to over 200 sq. ft. of Auralex foam...
Colors and floor... Walls are Matte finish.
Dad slacking while painting.
Room painted, hardwood being installed.
Floor is done, walls are painted.
Bamboo shades, act as deflectors and allow some light in. $5.99 at Ollie's... Fit like a glove inside the widow frame, so no hardware showing.
Auralex finds a new home.
Our goals were atmosphere, and comfort. This is a 11x22 garage space we use for a rehearsal studio/man cave. We are limited to what we can do, but we are working further to improve the rooms performance. The following are things we are finishing/adding before we are done:
-2'x4' Owens Corning Acoustic treatments (16 panels)
-Ceiling will be covered in Auralex (except a small 8" surround) which will be used for recessed lighting
-Hardwiring snake/speaker cables and other cables for rehearsal
-Modular vocal booth built into a wall (you will have to trust me, this is going to be trick)
-Rewiring our console to allow up to 22 channels in "live" and sync all MIDI devices
-Track lighting installation (for accent wall, which will hold all instruments when not in use for display)
-Personal touches throughout.
I'll update as we can. Saturday we are looking to build the OC panels and hang them, and bring our gear back in. Should be lots of fun.
Our budget was only $700 for the renovation, and so far we are at $680. We have all parts/pieces needed, but might spend a little over for add ons.
BTW, one of the 4 walls is painted a darker color that the others. We did this as the display/accent wall to make the room look larger. Let me know what you think...