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by jhbrandt
Fri May 27, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studio Design and Building
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Studio Design and Building

I have recently been making weekly videos about studio building.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmAjEZ ... A6AxYJm-Pg

Please subscribe and let me know of any subjects that you would like covered.

All the best.
Cheers,
John
by jhbrandt
Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sound transmission through the ground?
Replies: 17
Views: 5404

Austin, The issues that you have ARE: Long sound waves traveling through the air. These waves pass through the windows and also the 'box' of the house and travel across to the next house and resonate the walls IN the next house. The sound waves may NOT be perceptible between the houses. (Acoustics I...
by jhbrandt
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: natural light vs soundproofing
Replies: 15
Views: 5307

Jon, I would recommend against any windows unless you can get 5/8" (16 mm) MINIMUM thickness, single pane, LAMINATED glass. You'll have to build the frames custom. Do this for each partition. You must EXCEED the mass of each partition by at least 10% for the windows to maintain the STL integrity. Ch...
by jhbrandt
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Clicking and Popping in audio signal
Replies: 13
Views: 4101

OP,

Take the mixer to another location and test it. Narrow the problem down; is it the mixer or something in the house.

Cheers,
John
by jhbrandt
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: natural light vs soundproofing
Replies: 15
Views: 5307

Done it many times. We put a skylight in the tracking room of one our Amsterdam studio builds.

Thick, heavy, laminated glass on the exterior partition AND the interior partition. - Separated by as much space as you can afford.

Cheers,
John
by jhbrandt
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: filing in an inspection pit
Replies: 19
Views: 6328

Crushed rock with a slab poured over it should do the trick. If the rest of the floor is concrete, make sure you dowel the opening around the inspection pit to the new slab. You can drill holes for bits of rebar into the sides of the opening and tether the new pad's rebar to it. I have to agree tha...
by jhbrandt
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Detached garage outer leaf - beef up vs spray foam
Replies: 14
Views: 4399

Cement board then. :) Mass is mass. Mold will grow on the wood studs rather than on Cement board. It is the paper on gypsum board that the mold will eat.. it doesn't eat gypsum. You should seal it very well - caulk the perimeter between the studs, then cover/seal with a 6 mil plastic. This should se...
by jhbrandt
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Detached garage outer leaf - beef up vs spray foam
Replies: 14
Views: 4399

Hi and welcome to studio construction hell. Just kidding. If you want this done properly, do this: 1.- Determine what STC ou realistically need. You might only need 30-40 dB of reduction, since you are in a residential area. 2.- Create a budget. 3.- Try to stick to this budget. 4.- Consider using a...
by jhbrandt
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: News - Tape Op Magazine - Damian Taylor Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Thank you so much!

We've just finished 'Rose Room Recording' in Toronto and working on another 2400 sf facility - also in Toronto, as well as studios in Hawaii, NY, Nashville (like that's a state - LOL), London, Australia, and Guatemala. :D

Cheers,
John
by jhbrandt
Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Harrison MR4 Manual
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Check with John Klett - Tell him I sent you. ;)

http://www.technicalaudio.com/techmecca/
tech@technicalaudio.com

OR

Randy Blevins - haha.. say hi to him for me.
http://www.blevinsaudio.net/main.htm
themciguy@aol.com

Cheers,
John
by jhbrandt
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: News - Tape Op Magazine - Damian Taylor Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

News - Tape Op Magazine - Damian Taylor Interview

Hello all,

I just received an email from my friend, Damian Taylor. Tape Op issue #97 is out and he was interviewed at his studio, 'Golden Ratio' which I designed for him.

http://tapeop.com/interviews/97/damian-taylor-bonus/

8)

Cheers,
John
by jhbrandt
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does speaker angle matter with reflection point calculation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2175

Shawn, Push those speakers AWAY from you. ;) Get them as close to the wall as possible. This is sometimes called pseudo flush-mounting and it will even-out the bass response. Did you download my Reflections Boundaries Mass spreadsheet? If you go through it, you will begin to understand more. I have ...
by jhbrandt
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does speaker angle matter with reflection point calculation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2175

Shawn, Are you saying that the speakers are 72 inches from each other and only 30 inches forward of your position? You must move BACK another 25 1/2" to be in the best position. THEN you'll need those side reflection panels. ;) You should have the apex of the equilateral triangle about 7" behind the...
by jhbrandt
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Interior design ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 3381

Re: Interior design ideas

roscoenyc wrote:... Regular bulbs and Halogens, which get used a lot, give off so much heat! In a control room you have enough stuff giving off heat, don't need it coming from a dozen or more lightbulbs too.
++1

- John
by jhbrandt
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Interior design ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 3381

Michael, You can see a few photos on my website home page and we're working on the Studio build diary. My Facebook has BUNCH. https://www.facebook.com/JhBrandtRecordingStudioDesignConsulting?ref=hl Enjoy. - Also there are docs and calculators on my publications page for free download. Have fun! Chee...