Gino Robair is former editor of EM

Archive for October, 2010

Gino’s Big Adventure: Building a Personal Studio, Part 9

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8

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Some details on how the wood slats are arranged on the studio’s walls and ceiling.

The Sound of Near Silence

That was weird!

Suddenly the studio was dead—no audible sound reflection whatsoever.

Last week, two-thirds of the room treatment was applied to the walls of the studio. Up to this point, the room had been exceptionally reverberant, and I was getting used to the sound as I played various instruments in there at night when the builders went home. more

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Gino’s Big Adventure: Building a Personal Studio, Part 8

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7

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Fig. 1: Three levels of the flooring can be seen (L. to R.): CDX, paper, and oak.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

It has been 11 months since we tore down the original garage/studio and began building. Last November I thought the entire project would be completed by May of this year. (We were originally told March, but in my mind I added a two-month cushion. Yeah, I know—wishful thinking.) Of course, it didn’t help that we had one of the rainiest winters in recent memory. The discovery of dry rot in other parts of the house delayed things further.

The new garage and in-law unit are now done, the addition is tied in to the main structure, and the house is in a livable condition, so we’ve moved back in after a four-month forced hiatus. Our contractor can, once again, turn his attention back to my favorite room: the studio. more

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