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STUDIO BUILD

The Captain B studio was built in 2013 by el Capitano and builder Ian. It was constructed inside an existing brick building (consisting of a combination of single and double brick, tin roof and concrete floor). The studio was built as a room-within-a-room with a rubber footing holding the entire free standing wooden structure. The walls are double insulated and double plastered (dry-walled) for sound insulation and room treatment. The internal rooms are built in the same way.

Below is a visual step by step of the studio building process. I might add some detail sometime if anyone is interested. If you have any questions or want any advice on building your own, please ask me anytime, happy to help.

Treating the outer shell:

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The floor:

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Inner walls and new roof:

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Control room and isolation booth construction:

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Window and door treatment:

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Painting:

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Room treatments and baffling:

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Final bits:

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Oh and by the way, this book “Home Recording Studio: Build it Like the Pros” by Rod Gervais, is an invaluable tool for anyone looking to make the most of their recording space.¬†Of course I didn’t do everything he told me to, but it wouldn’t be rock’n'roll if you didn’t cut some corners, would it?

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