‘Sup, gang.

I’m happy to report that my new recording studio is officially done.¬ Done, I tell you!¬† And it’s a thing of beauty:¬† High-definition audio @ 24-bits / 192 kHz, surround sound, professional-grade acoustics and rack space galore (for all the synthesizers on my bucket list).¬† My wife is even happier (with or without the synths).¬† The power tools are back where they belong and two and a half rooms in our home are habitable again.

On the downside, I discovered there’s no escaping the laws of construction project management – time and budget will always and forever be triple the original estimates.¬† Or worse.¬† Never less.

For the audio geeks – I’ll be brief – the room follows a “Non-Environment” design strategy, with heavy, diffusive front walls, flush-mounted main speakers, and wideband absorption on the remaining walls and ceiling.¬† Isolation from the outside world – Stellar Jays are a regular racket in the Sierras – is achieved through a room-in-room architecture, whereby new floor, walls, and ceiling were built and physically separated from the home’s existing construction.¬† And where the noise can’t get in, it can’t get out either.¬† My neighbors can thank me later.¬† A pizza would be nice.

But enough techno-chatter.  Here it is:

‚ÄúHallelujah!‚ÄĚ Yours truly in his new man-tomb ‚Äď not asleep but breathing it all in.¬† Pardon my moose knuckles.

For what it’s worth, I also captured the build on time-lapse photography and promise to compile those images into movie clips over the next few weeks (times three, of course).

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