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- January 22, 2014 at 6:51 AM #72041vesonexdeanParticipant
I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question but the company I work for just moved into a building that's 3x bigger than our last, which gives us room to build a video production studio.
We're going to use the studio to film our business videos and we have most of the equipment for that, just need to build a sound proof structure. Another thing we're using the studio for is voiceover work for our animated videos.
The problem is that I haven't the first clue on how to accomplish this, Here are the specs:
The room is 14×14 and on the far wall (in pic one with the ring light) there's a bathroom and what'll eventually be a gym. Plus there's a massive AC unit that kicks on and makes quite a bit of sounds when it does (shown in another pic, 3 I think).
One of the program managers is a musician and suggested we build a room within a room, so we don't use any of the existing walls and basically put four walls up and between the existing walls and the new wall, heavily insulate and soundproof it.
I'm completely new to the building of a studio, I'm usually the guy behind the camera not building environments. So I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to accomplish this?
Are there places that build studios like this (I've searched and searched on the Google and couldn't find anything specific)? What kinds of materials would I need to start looking at? If you've built a studio where would you start with this project.
I tried to be as detailed as possible so if you need more specifics let me know.
I appreciate any help/insight.
Here are some images for reference:
Pic 1 – Entire area (there's a bathroom opposite the wall in the back where the ring light is)
Pic 2 – Loud AC unit we have to drown out
Pic 3 – Area opposite the studio will be
Google wont help you? I just looked on You Tube and came across tons of video's with ideas for a wide range of budgets. Get some popcorn and start watching!
I searched "soundproofing a room"
Keep us updated on what you end up doing please.
The room within a room is certainly the best method for a space like this. There are lots of audio sites that do this kind of thing – I've built around 10 since 1994. Perfectly possible. Basic DIY skills – the first one I did had a few problems – built when I was a college lecturer. The story is still on the sound on sound web site from 1995!
In essence it's not a really hard process, but fiddly and time consuming. If you really don't fancy it, then buy an esmono room – prefabricated studios ideal for this kind of thing, and you can dismantle them and move them to new premises, so not wasted. The esmono site currently has one of those "visiting this site will destroy your computer" Google warnings, but Studiospares in the UK sell them – see here.
These are supplied with all the things you need. quite expensive, but building a studio isn't exactly cheap, and takes a lot of man hours to do!
The room within a room sounds like it would be the way to go. You may also want to check and see if there are any recording studios in your area to see if they have any recommendations for contractors who specifically build that type of space. The pre-built isolation booth sounds cool, but you could probably build something DIY that would work just as well.
Now that it's been almost half a year later, what has been accomplished?
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