Forum, I have just moved into a house and have a fairly large unfinished basement from which to build a project studio. There is no insulation to speak of and everything is just basically framed with no drywall. There is power but I do have an electrician who is able to run power to virtually any location in th basement should the need come up. There are two 5'6'' x 5' 3'' windows and a sliding glass door (5'10'' x 7'8''). The ceiling is unfinished and the space runs beneath the kitchen and the living room. Until the construction begins I have been producing drum and bass and hip hop in the basement and have not really heard much off a report from my family upstairs so the construction is sound I imagine but I know it will need work. The ceilings are 8' high. I read that ideal is 14'; unfortunately I can't increase the ceiling heights. There is a loud heat pump in the basement as well. It will have to be walled off but what I'm here for is to ask how I should divide up this space or if I should at all. I have the golden book ('build it like the pros') which led me to this forum and have read through it more than once. I have been trolling the forum as well. I don't mind having a control room/ live room setup and likewise I wouldn't mind having a separate control room but either way is fine. I really just want to record artists. I would like to record rappers, vocalists, and bands (not full). I will be asking more questions once I get through this phase. Thank you so much for reading.