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8th July 2014 - Hello...

This is just a short post to both add a couple of photos relevant to earlier posts and an update.

All is well and I now feel like I have a working studio despite the fact that there are still a few outstanding finishing touches and further things to sort out. I guess there will be ongoing tweaks and refinements to this space.

Firstly, here are a couple of shots showing the room treatments so far. You can see the two 120 x 60 x 10 cm and two 60 x 60 x 10 cm panels on the side walls and you might just be able to see the 120 x 60 x 10 cm panel behind the displays. This panel isn't fixed in position at the moment and is just resting on the dado trunking. I'll need to move the workstation stand to do this so that's for another day.

In addition, I thought I would mention here that I have just acquired a new microphone which has been on my shopping list for some time. It's the Neumann TLM 102 and if you look closely you can see it in the second image above.

Another thing worth mentioning and, again, something you can see from the images above. I've added a couple of guitar brackets to the side walls. I was also able to make use of the hanging rails enabling me to attach the brackets without drilling any further holes in the wall. These brackets came with a wooden block for the bracket to attach to but I wanted them to be as low profile as possible so they were put aside and the brackets were attached directly to the rails.

That's just about it for now but I thought I would mention some things I still need to look at. Primarily, the room acoustics which I haven't got round to measuring yet. Although I've been happy with the Alesis Monitor Ones I feel they may be a weak link now and it looks as though the next item on my shopping list new monitors could be round the corner (possibly the Adam A7X). Having just bought the microphone this won't happen for a while, and I'll most likely do some work treating the space with the existing set up before then. 

I did say that this would be a short post and it's always the way that once you start writing you think of many other things along the way. That is it for now - until the next update...

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