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    What would you do differently this time? What mistakes would you remedy? What would you avoid?

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    Stay tuned...I'll let you know after my build kicks off in June.

    I think most people here don't actually "build"...it's more about conversion of a spare room in the house, but from that perspective, I would say that my biggest change is simply the sheer volume I will add in the new space compared to the current one.
    My current space comes out to about 2300 sqft...the new space will be close to 10000 sqft, and that alone will make for much easier room treatment and fine tuning.

    In addition to that, I will be able to move my console/mix position much further from the front wall...and I will also change the location of my racked gear...from the sides of the console and then another two off to one side...they will most likely all be directly behind the mix position, about 4-5'...so that when mixing, I can say in the stereo image while reaching back to adjust some rack gear. I always hated having to roll my chair off to the side, make a change, then roll it back to the center so I can check the adjustment...etc.
    Finally, I'm going to run most of the audio and electric cabling under the hardwood floor, going from the console and the bays to the gear and to some wall plates at a few locations. That way it will be uncluttered, though TBH, right now if you walked into my smaller studio, you would hard pressed to see a single cable anywhere...they are all behind the gear...but it's a PITA getting at anything because it's all stacked using every available inch of free space.

    So I think the biggest thing for me will be the extra space...not having everything crammed up (I've accumulated too many guitars and amps)...but also the bigger space will really be beneficial to the acoustics, which are just not easy to deal with in smaller rooms like most of us have to make do with.
    I'm anticipating strategic but minimal treatment. I won't need to stuff traps wall-to-wall to fight off those pesky nodes and nulls!

    PS...love your avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post

    PS...love your avatar.

    "We're gonna need a bigger boat."

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    Wait until you hear my cover of Spanish Ladies. I've also got some old USS Indianapolis stories.

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    I've had a bunch of recording spaces dating back to the late 70's and 80's. Most of them were makeshift. Like sitting on a bed with an 8-track. Or a kitchen chair with a four track.

    When I finally moved to the suburbs and had a real house, I built a room-in-a-room design. Never again. It had great isolation, but it was way too small. Well, duh! If you have an 8ft ceiling and you raise the floor, you're basically working in solitary confinement. Besides, the ventilation was too poor and the volume of the room too small. The first reflections beat the actual sound coming out of the monitors.

    My room now is much better, although I wish I could start from scratch and begin with room dimensions that are somewhat more ideal. I'd also love to bust through the ceiling to create something higher. There's room but I can't imagine the cost.

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    I would probably throw money at the space rather than doing most of the trapping DIY. You probably cut cost in half using DIY. But it's a lot of work--even if you know what you're doing. And it's hard to beat the weight of commercially made traps. Most of those use lumber that's smaller and lighter than the off-the-shelf stuff from the big box store. This is a real advantage when mounting ceiling clouds. Especially if you are doing all the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwillis45 View Post
    What would you do differently this time? What mistakes would you remedy? What would you avoid?

    Not be in a rush. Learn more first. Plan more first. Check more reviews at more sites before deciding.
    Not worry about myths or whizdumb from the internet, or what high school seniors think they know.
    Not worry about the room. It is what it is and it is , so either use it or don't do anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr average View Post
    Not be in a rush. Learn more first. Plan more first. Check more reviews at more sites before deciding.
    Not worry about myths or whizdumb from the internet, or what high school seniors think they know.
    Not worry about the room. It is what it is and it is , so either use it or don't do anything.
    Why are you so bitter and wasting time trying to put down others that give advice?

    I have seen many responding to your queries. And you just seem to argue for no apparent reason.

    Serious question: 'Did you lose a child or have some life changing experience that makes you want to lash out at others for having different experience than you have'?

    If so, then I feel for you man.
    PC Win7-64-24G i7-4790k/Cubase 9 Pro 64-bit/2-Steinberg UR824's/ADAM A7x/Event TR8/SS Trigger Plat Deluxe/Melodyne 4 Studio/Other things that don't mean anything if a client shows up not knowing what it wants.

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    I wouldn't go series 500. It made sense a few years ago because I thought it would be compact and give me flexibility to change modules I didn't care for. I think regular rack units give you more bang for the buck. Especially now that more vendors are making quality stuff that's available at reasonable prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmys69 View Post
    Why are you so bitter and wasting time trying to put down others that give advice?

    I have seen many responding to your queries. And you just seem to argue for no apparent reason.

    Serious question: 'Did you lose a child or have some life changing experience that makes you want to lash out at others for having different experience than you have'?

    If so, then I feel for you man.


    WTF

    I gave my advice. How is that putting anybody else down?

    I only will 'argue' when the facts say the answer is wrong that they give me.

    But what they mostly give me is a big PileObleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr average View Post
    Not be in a rush. Learn more first. Plan more first. Check more reviews at more sites before deciding.
    Now, that's a model answer and words we can live by.

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