Holy mackerel was that thing heavy!! OMG! But the engineering of that wall system is ridiculously superb. There’s a much more going on in the floor and the ceiling system too than I expected. Also, the way the implementation of the cabling and ventilation system showed some brilliant design.
She called me just as I was getting off stage from church. I recruited a drummer and guitar player to help me move it in, and her dad was at the apartment to help her put it together, but they’re gonna be a while.
I don’t think it matters which side of the door you’re on You’ll get plenty of quiet either way!
One huge advantage this has over a closet is line of sight. Also, this wall system has floating suspended dual walls that are decoupled from each other. I wouldn’t know how to manage that with a closet. By the time she has this put together it will be quieter than my room, and she achieved it for a lot less money. Though mine’s more comfortable of course because of how much bigger and more decorative it is, and yes, you’re right, I do think environment starts to matter after a while.
Funny thing is that I’m a big claustrophobic myself… I don’t think this would bother me though. You probably know this from having a background in psychology, its not small tight spaces that bother someone claustrophobic, its actually the fear of not being able to get out. I’m scared to death of heights, but I can stand on the top of mountain with no problem because the actual fear is falling, not merely being up high. I would think that the unpleasantness of working in there for hours on end would have more to do with it being dark, stuffy, and muggy than actually being claustrophobic.
Ya know!! Very interesting point though. I wonder how big a ‘vocal booth’ has to be in order for it to be pleasant to work in. This was the first and foremost priority when I designed mine. I took the exact same approach as CLA did with his vocal room in his facility now. If it wasn’t comfortable enough to sit and relax in, I didn’t want someone else stuck in it for hours on end. I’m still having some God awful problems with the coloring scheme in there though, i don’t know why I’m having so much trouble getting it to look more appealing. I’m sooooo bad with decorating.
That studio brick has a controlled amount of reflective surfaces, unlike the whisper rooms. I was careful not to cover too much surface area on mine.
One of the first things I wanna do with hers when she gets it up and running is throw some big amps in there and see how that thing handles those!! She recently picked up a stunning Neuman TLM 49 which I would to hear on Guitars in that studio brick. As soon as her dad gets done putting it together, I told her to call me and I’ll help her get her patched and mic checked!