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Dimensions and ideas for multi purpose recording studio's

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I'm going to build a multi purpose studio on 5 acres in a location where there is little outside noise to be overly concerned about. I'm in the country, on a very private lake where the sound of nature is actually something I would rather hear as a natural ambience (maybe I am onto something lol)!
Never the less, kidding aside... it's not like we have screaming city ambiance where I am living. Its very quiet here in comparison to a large city. So, isolating the outside from bleeding is far less of a concern for me but I would still like to discuss that as well.

NOTE: I have no idea what I want so I expect to evolve with it all as I gather all sorts of idea's from everyone. Thank you :)

Here we go...

What would the idea dimensions be to start with?

Thanks!

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kmetal Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:25
audiokid, post: 457685, member: 1 wrote: Why is a tin roof not good? It would likely be placed on top of sheathing, not open trusses. Would it create noise that would transfer into audio tracking ? Vibrate loose?

Tin roofs are ok in the way your describing. Otherwise they are noisy when it rains, and there’s a lot more care and attention to sealing it up well. I’m not sure what the mass of a tin sheet vs a 3/4” plywood, but it might weigh less, which isn’t ideal.

So as a finish surface, their fine. Something like an asphalt shingle roof adds some mass, while being a resilient roof covering.

My reference for the no-no would be like putting a studio in one of those steel garden sheds and not making any other provisions.

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audiokid Wed, 06/13/2018 - 07:26
kmetal, post: 457686, member: 37533 wrote: Tin roofs are ok in the way your describing. Otherwise they are noisy when it rains, and there’s a lot more care and attention to sealing it up well. I’m not sure what the mass of a tin sheet vs a 3/4” plywood, but it might weigh less, which isn’t ideal.

So as a finish surface, their fine. Something like an asphalt shingle roof adds some mass, while being a resilient roof covering.

My reference for the no-no would be like putting a studio in one of those steel garden sheds and not making any other provisions.
I know how noisy an open Quonset and tin type like that would be. Charming to sleep in on a rainy night but wow..
I’ve played in them during summer country festivals and omg... insane
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