Building a studio

Discussion in 'Home Recording and Studios' started by drewcp, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    We recently moved to a house with an unfinished basement. This means I can build a nice sized room to record. As we go through the process I will be updating the thread with pics.

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  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    First thing I did was grab a homemade ISO box from Facebook marketplace for $40. Not exactly as advanced as a reactive load box. However, I have a Reyes Audio output tamer (attenuator) that will also help keep the volume at a reasonable level.

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  3. Shaytan

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    Congrats on the progress! I gotta ask, though... how big that cabinet is, though? I mean, 40 bucks for some plywood stapled together and with some noise foam placed half-assedly... I may be missing out something other than the ridiculous prices of the legit thing, but...
     
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  4. bigtuna

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    Nice size room. I'll b watching progress
     
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  5. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    The plywood box is large enough to hold some 2x12s. Here it is with a Peavey 112-6 cab and some foam from Harbor Freight in the bottom.


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    When I priced material, I found that I could build something similar for around the same price, but certainly not better. And I have plenty to do without putting man-hours into building a plywood box.

    I'm not looking for pristine audio quality inside the box. I'm mainly interested in keeping the volume down so I can record at any/all hours. I might not even mic the cab, because I have a couple of Hughes & Kettner Red Box simulators available.

    I'm also trying to do things in a way that other people can replicate, if it works. Not trying to be the best here.
     
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  6. JoeInMichigan

    JoeInMichigan Squier-Meister

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    I'll be watching the progress ,thanks for posting it
     
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  7. waynes world

    waynes world Squier-Nut

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    I dream of building a no panic room/bomb shelter/studio lol
     
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  8. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-Nut

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    Awesome! This is a dream that a lot of us have, our own studio. I'll keep and eye on your progress, congrats on the good start.
     
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  9. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    This is going to be a fun thread! I can’t wait to see the process.

    Congrats on the new house by the way!
     
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  10. Mr Bones

    Mr Bones Squier-Meister

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    Pullin up a comfy chair, an poppin some popcorn, amigo! ;)
    Please, keep us posted...
     
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  11. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Nov 29, 2017
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    Good to have some space to get things done .

    I hope to be able to do this this coming year .

    My daughter is getting married soon and there will be some space :)
     
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