Inspired by @peterpalmieri and his excellent studio build thread (http://www.talkbass.com/threads/project-studio-construction-under-way.1136733/) I’ve decided to do my own thread for a build that’s been several years in the making; more on that in a moment. I do want to point out that this is an ongoing project and will likely take many months to pan out. I’ll update this thread as things develop. These posts will likely be long-winded at first as this is as much for fun as it is to document the whole process for both my own benefit as well as to serve as a reference for other folks looking at similar projects. I’ll be as detailed as possible when it comes to outlining why certain design and construction decisions were made to serve as much value to folks taking the time to read my ramblings as possible I’ve made a conscious decision to avoid talking much about gear choices until the very end unless they influence design and construction decisions. Monitors are a big one in this regard so I’ll touch on them earlier than other gear. This thread is less about gear, and more about the biggest area where people setting up small studios tend to skimp, which is in the basis of design, construction methods, isolation, and proper treatment. None of that stuff is as sexy as talking about this great U67 you scored on eBay for a steal. I can absolutely appreciate that, and have certainly been guilty of that sort of thing myself, but the fact remains: All the cool preamps and vintage microphones that money can buy won’t sound great in a crappy room. That’s what I’m trying to avoid with this build, and hopefully anyone reading will find it educational, entertaining, or possibly/hopefully both. Jump ahead if you want to skip the backstory and get right to the meat and potatoes of the design.