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The First Shoot

The First Shoot


Posted By on Jul 17, 2013

We were delighted to welcome David Burns and his production team from 2digits for the studio’s first shoot. The team shot scenes for a music video, using a Sony FS700 and a Photron high-speed (ballistic) camera to capture super-slow motion scenes. It was a pleasure working with David, and we look forward to welcoming him back to the studio soon. Images from the shoot...

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Building the Cage (Part 2)

Building the Cage (Part 2)


Posted By on Jun 27, 2013

Once the structure of the cage had been completed, we were left with the relatively straightforward task of sealing, painting, and carpeting the room. However, not before my brother had paid an ambassadorial visit to complete crucial last layer of acoustic sealant… The final phase of the job went relatively smoothly… and after multiple layers of paint, and a massive clean up operation, we were ready to lay down the...

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Building the Cage (Part 1)

Building the Cage (Part 1)


Posted By on Jun 3, 2013

In the last post, I described in detail how not to sound-proof a room, and our change in tact to construct ‘floating’ sound-proof cage to house our post production facility. Please have a read for the full (painful) story… Happily, the story improves dramatically from this point on… We started off the build on the cage by laying down a suspended floor (effectively a sealed patchwork of high-density rubber and...

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How not to Sound Proof a Room

How not to Sound Proof a Room


Posted By on May 8, 2013

Following a rapid (but extensive) google-based research exercise, we formulated a plan to complete the sound proofing on the room. In simple terms this would involve: screwing stud timber to the entire perimeter of the inner walls placing dense rock/mineral wool between the gaps left by the studs screwing rubber isolation brackets to the timber (a.k.a genie clips) running horizontal aluminum furring bars between the genie clips...

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First Steps in the New Studio


Posted By on May 4, 2013

After a couple of days of walking around the studio with a big smile on both our faces, Lee and I began to formulate a plan to transform the unit in to a creative space that we could get the maximum benefit from. It was soon apparently that further investment would be required, particularly on sound-proofing, as the walls, despite their breeze block construction, lacked sufficient density to isolate sounds created within the unit from...

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Selecting the Studio Space

Selecting the Studio Space


Posted By on Apr 10, 2013

Lee and I both come from a background of working in bedrooms, spare rooms, warehouses, and whatever space we could lay our hands on. This approach enabled us to start working without significant upfront investment, but soon hit some predicable obstacles. Primarily, we both suffered heavily from a lack of an isolated, clear space. This meant that it was rarely possible to set up anything physical that lasted longer than a day. So all...

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