Saturday, May 4, 2013

I spent most of my spare time this past winter (2012-13) framing
a "room within a room"

The control room became a disaster.

James Salls - my "go to professional" for this entire project came in and
helped me frame the ceiling in 2 days.

New Years Eve 2012 - at 11:45PM we did some gang vocals
for Graveyard Lovers.

Daryl and I spent 2 days listening to metal and insulating the new room.

I brought in a professional dry wall team to hang 5/8" drywall.  February 2013

We had a weekend painting party.  


In order to re-finish the floors, I had to mount the drum riser on wheels.
Climbing under there was terrifying.

Cleaning the floors.

Sand the floors.

Wax on wax off.

Re-installed lighting and mounted locally built Enerjoy Radiant Heating.
Super Efficient, super cool looking.

Moving stuff in and around to make space and keep working.

Daryl helped me install and stain all the trim.

Iso booth build.

With 3 or so pieces left to nail in, I shot myself with the nail gun
and had to take a week off.

drywalling the iso.

install and stain the final pieces of trim.

Installed card catalog / mic drawers.

Got some new toys (Adam a8x and Mackie HR824s)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

new Toft ATB 16

new outboard, pres and effects oh my!

our current setup

drum tracking with Graveyard Lovers

pedal party with Graveyard Lovers

"percussion" overdubs with Graveyard Lovers

guitar reamping with Headless Nixon

brand new addition to the studio - Daryl's 1966 Slingerland kit!
drum tracking with Junius

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Long Overdue Photo Update

Pouring footings for the new deck.
step 2.

step 3


then we had a hurricane and we didn't have electricity for over a week.

So I did some landscaping using found materials and dumped 5 tons of locally sourced rock to make a walkway for the studio.

Now there's lots of guitar amps here.

Daryl and I re-racked everything into one giant space.  Lots of outboard compressors, pres and processing options now. 

I finally painted the outside of the control room!

More new amps and cabs.

Obligatory nerdy Star Wars photo.

I've started the 2nd stage of soundproofing in the live room by building another frame inside the room.


The entire room will be done in sections.  The first one is a huge shelving unit built into the wall.