OT: My new room is finally done - And I didn't share here?

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Massive Mastering, May 26, 2006.

  1. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Here it is - Designated "Room E" for various and sundry reasons.

    Doesn't really photograph well though...

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    More stuff here:

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  2. Vince Jaeger

    Vince Jaeger Guest

    That is damn sexy. :cool:
  3. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    Cool and very nice!

    How does it sounds?

    Any problem to adapt or getting rid of old habits from the other room?

    How close are your speakers from you?

  4. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nice paneling.

    What kind of monitors are those?
  5. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Looks GREAT, John! Congratulations!!!!
  6. Michael Fossenkemper

    Michael Fossenkemper Distinguished past mastering moderator Well-Known Member

    sweeet. congrates.
  7. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    What is that glorious knobbity thing in the middle?

    That's a very nice looking room, nice desk too!
  8. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! That is a beautiful mastering suite! Just watch out for those termites and splinters and always put your shoes and socks on. I guess you used all that wood because you use a Cedar system to prevent any problems with moths? MASSIVE MASTERING? The room looks good but I wouldn't call it massive?

    Go ahead, stay in the closet!
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  9. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Very Nice! That looks so good I think I'll pop that image on the front page for ya.

  10. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Thanks BT!

    Oh, let's see here -

    1. Sounds great... VERY even and gloriously neutral. Haven't had it shot yet, but I haven't had to do a single revision since day one... Somewhere around 600 pounds of low end absorption - 21 traps + walls & ceiling. You can stand right in the corner and barely a bump in the lows.

    2. A bit of a change - The old room was easy to "flex" with - You could move around and get a different perspective. This room is so "flat" that there are no excuses. :lol:

    3. The monitors are around 6 feet from the rail on the desk - I know, I know... It looks like a yard in the photos. Must be the lighting...

    4. The paneling is 1/4" cedar slats - Each slat is glued over 100% of the surface area and brad-nailed to prevent any resonance or vibration. Not as aromatic as "closet" cedar, but a fresh "woodsy" scent that goes well with vanilla candles and coffee.

    5. The loudspeakers are B&W Nautilus 802's

    6. The glorious knobby thing is a Crane Song Avocet monitoring controller.

    7. The desk is a Sterling Modular "Master Plan D"

    8. Yeah, it's not very "massive" - But thanks to all that broadband absorption, it sounds that way. :cool:

    Other stuff that's bound to come up -

    The floor is floated 4" over slab concret except for where the speakers are - There, the concret comes up all the way to the subfloor/floor. From there, the speakers are sitting on SoundAnchors stands placed on Indian granite slabs. The Bryston 4B sits on a smaller granite square cut from the same slab (I think Tom is a fan of the Bryston/granite combination also).

    Power is a dedicated 20A line to the gear, filtered, filtered, filtered. Lighting is on its own circuit - VERY quiet Lutron dimmer modules on two track units (front & back of room).

    An oversized & reduced flow air return is over the amp between the cloud and the wall to keep the "gear end" of the room cooler. A smaller return is near the client seating space in the rear "sweet spot."

    Uh... The smoke detector is from FirstAlert. :lol:
  11. SONICA-X

    SONICA-X Guest


    very cool!


    Guy Cefalu

    Sonica Audio Labs
  12. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Heh - Don't think I forgot - The main DAW is a Sonica-X unit. :cool:

    Running like a champ since "day one" Guy.
  13. TrilliumSound

    TrilliumSound Active Member

    These are very stable DAW and so silent The very best!
  14. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member


    Nice room I am VERY IMPRESSED.

    The speakers do look closer in the photo

    Yes I like the Bryston 4B Granite combo and have ever since I put my 4B on the slab and noticed a BIG difference in the bass (much tighter)

    CONGRATULATIONS and I expect we will be hearing a lot of Grammy award winning CDs coming out soon with your name as Mastering Engineer on them.

    Take care and GOOD LISTENING....
  15. nihility0000

    nihility0000 Guest

    i am ready to kill for some B&W 802's......
  16. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    No need to kill just come up with the bucks

    Read about them here http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.models/Label/Model 802D

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  17. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    But *killing* for speakers... Hmmm... It's so clear now...
  18. alimoniack

    alimoniack Guest

    OOooooohh sir!

    When's blast off?

    Drool etc.
  19. nihility0000

    nihility0000 Guest

    yeah i made the mistake. i went to underground sound in memphis to hear them....
    ...the grass seems greener.... the air ...cleaner.....
    i would still kill for that happiness.
  20. CharlesDayton

    CharlesDayton Active Member

    Beautiful room!!! Congratulations.
    Where's the center channel? ;)

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