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Kevin Mucha's floor plan

Postby archive » Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:03 am

From: David Chertock <ap412@x??x.xxxx
Date: Wed Dec 8, 1999 9:10 pm
Subject: Kevin Mucha's floor plan

I just took a look at Kevin Mucha's studio floor plan. Its located at:

http://www.studiotips.com/files/coerce1.gif

This is almost exactly a design I explored early on for my garage
studio. I decided against it because there wasn't any room for anyone
else to be comfortable in the control room, and I also had concerns
about reflections off the back walls. I decided a garage is too small
for a tracking room and a control room, so I'm going to go for one
larger room, an iso booth, and a machine room/sound lock.

Kevin, your needs might be different, and this shape might work for you.
Good Luck!

When I was considering dividing my garage into separate tracking and
control rooms, I was very concerned with spatial ergonomics. I took my
designs and measured out the dimensions inside my garage. I put strings
along the proposed walls at about 8 feet high. From the string I hung
strips of newspaper to make fake walls. I made chalk outlines on the
floor where all my gear would be placed. It was a lot easier than trying
to imagine what the space would be like from a paper or computer screen.

I'm going to upload my design to the studio tips website, because I have
a few questions too.

Thanks,
David
Venice, CA
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Postby archive » Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:04 am

From: "Mucha, Kevin S (Kevin)" <kmucha@x???xx.xxxx
Date: Thu Dec 9, 1999 3:05 pm
Subject: RE: Kevin Mucha's floor plan

David-

Thanks for the response. I thought hard about going with a single room when
I started. I decided that I could not ultimately live with tracking by
headphones and really felt the need for two separate rooms. Just a personal
choice as lots of good studios have a single room, I think Lanois' is one
that comes to mind. I think I also like the fact that there is limited
space in the control room. There is enough for the talent to come in and
listen to the mix and provide a good feedback session but not enough to have
couches to lounge in. Of course I welcome feedback and input but I think
mixing by committee has too many drawbacks. My number one concern is the
limited dimensions of both spaces and what I can do to reduce the 'small
room sound' as best as possible.

Thanks again,
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Postby archive » Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:08 am

From: David Chertock <ap412@x??x.xxxx
Date: Fri Dec 10, 1999 4:54 pm
Subject: RE: Kevin Mucha's floor plan

"Mucha, Kevin S (Kevin)" <kmucha@l...> wrote:
>
>I thought hard about going with a single room when
> I started. I decided that I could not ultimately live with tracking by
> headphones and really felt the need for two separate rooms.

I'm sure I'll occasionally try to wiggle out of that mess. I'm putting
in tie lines to my house. I figure I'll also try some extra monitors in
the iso booth.

I have fun recording music, but I work in audio post. My design
compromises unfortunately reflect that.

David
Venice, CA
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