The Construction Process For Our Studio

Studio Construction Details

During the construction process, our utmost priority was given to the efforts of achieving the highest standards of sound separation, isolation and of course, controlling the frequencies in a room, to facilitate a professional recording environment. To achieve this, we selected to purchase and install, professional sound treatment products including:

- Audio barrier (dense rubber sheeting)
- Various absorption materials
- Diffusers
- Audio sealants and chalking
- Professional sound rated (STD) doors and glass (for our windows)

Our vocal/guitar room is an "iso booth" (soundproofed from all other rooms). We did this by making the this room structurally independent from the entire house. It "floats" on rubber strips to eliminate vibrations though the concrete floor, produced by the loud music in the other rooms (or for anything else that causes vibrations and/or sound waves throughout the entire house). The walls and ceiling, are structurally independent (unattached) from the rest of the house (except for rubber stability pads, strategically mounted in key areas around window/door openings and ceiling structure). In effect, it is a room within a room.

After the construction of the "floating" frame work, the entire inside of this room was drywalled, then covered by professional acoustical barrier, prior to hanging the seconded sheet of drywall. This acoustic barrier (or audio barrier) is 2 pounds per square foot and is specifically designed to GREATLY reduce the transmission of sound (STD). After application of the audio barrier, a professional, studio grade, acoustically sealant was applied to ALL the seems, as well as, joints between walls, ceiling and floor to ensure it is soundproof (essentially, "air tight"). After the construction, this room was "rung out" to record the frequency response and treated with professional acoustic absorbers, diffusers and bass traps.

The windows were constructed using 1/2" laminated glass on the live room side and 3/8" laminated glass on the vocal booth sides, which have opposing angles and possess sonic baffles to eliminate "Standing Waves".

The door designs are manufactured for most effective sound sealant which has a combination of rubber audio barrier and a acoustical foam sealant core. The door stops are heavy duty, industry standard, neoprene audio seals, with a "dropping" door stop an the door bottom to make a tight seal against the floor when closed.