Stay tuned. When the basic room is all done, it will be smooth bare walls all around. When the room was like that before, it was unbearably echo-y. I put some minimal treatments up on the wall and was happy with how it sounded. That said, I don't have a very refined ear, so as long as it's not on the extremes (totally dead or echo chamber) I'll probably be happy enough.I hope when all is said and done, you will like the sound of your drums. Seems to me, just guessing, the room will kill all resonance or echo.
What a bummer. I dont blame you, doors are a giant pain to hang by yourself. Your room looks great though.The room is fully done except the doors. The day after the doors arrived, the city got put on virus lockdown and the contractor is not allowed to work. It'll be at least a month that I have a complete room with no doors... Getting the massive doors installed, aligned and sealed properly is not something I'll attempt to do myself.
If you look up a couple posts you can see the windows. I have a super heavy laminated glass window on the inside layer and outside layer. We lined the gap with flexible material and painted it black for looks.looks really good, what are your plans for door and windows? they are my weak links in my studio......
Oh man. To be honest, I just cut checks and ordered stuff from Amazon and did not rack it up because I didn't want to know. My wife is angry. I hired a contractor to make sure it was done right and didn't take a year to complete, so that certainly added to it. Having said all that, it's at least $10K, maybe as high as $15K. Good doors alone are around $2K each. My philosophy was that if I was going to do it, I have to do it right or it could end up all being for nothing.How much dough did you sink in so far?
You can make your own doors from layers of MDF if so desired, and save a little money. The seals and thresholds alone are remarkably expensive though. Acoustic doors weigh 200 pounds and up. We split the difference by buying very heavy MDF doors and seals separately, but not building completely from scratch. Here are some off the shelf examples:Man are those 2 grand doors made for audiologist testing chambers or what purpose for such a costs? I wonder if you can buy old audiology testing booths-just modify it to make larger. Re-tool it for a new use.
Thought so. I'm in Scottsdale and studio is down in Mesa. Thanks to tis Covid-19 crap I've not been able to go play my drums for 6 weeks! Sure wish I had the money to build a room or free standing studio in backyard. Stay well buddy.Yup, Tucson. Just a little out of city limits.