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Drum studio build #2, Fun with floors

1 Apr

So, everythings’ s been measured and ordered. Wickes.co.uk, studiospares.com and soundservice.co.uk are all several pounds better off thanks to me! Yesterday saw the first day of work. Here’s the studio before I started (note the ‘special’ colour of the walls):

Online Session Drums studio build

Studio before

Plus a special message (I’ve always wanted to graffiti a wall that I own!):

Wall graffiti

Shortly after,  I’d taken up both the laminate floor and underlay and was ready to take up the floorboards:

Floor up!

Only at this point did I realise that I actually had no idea how to get up the floorboards without damaging them, one call to a builder friend and a trip to my local DIY store later and I was sorted!

I’ll outline the next steps in my next post, so far so good, and I’m having fun (no hammer or splinter injuries to report!).

Drum studio build #1

28 Mar

So, if you’ve read my other blog posts, you’ll know I’m about to build a home studio to record my drums in. The house is bought, the room chosen and I already own the recording gear. All systems GO!

I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time researching the best way to do it (for the space and budget I have) and all the possible products (I swear they double the price of EVERYTHING when the words ‘acoustic’ or ‘soundproofing’ are involved).

Tonight it’s time to get out the measuring tape, do some calculations and then order exactly what I need, easy ;-). Building starts next week (with the help of someone a little more experienced with studwork/plasterboard/rockwool than I, ie. my Dad!) and I’ll keep you up-to-date with the process and any scrapes and injuries that happen along the way. Maybe if you’ve got a studio build in mind you can learn some stuff that works and quite possibly some stuff that doesn’t!

Brockster

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