Had some new steel delivered last week. A client traded me an open frame 12U over 9U rolling rack a few years back and I really liked the ease of access, but it was getting filled down to the ankle level spaces. I went Amazon hunting and found a similar 12U over 9U rolling rack for $50. I also ordered a set of 50 10-32 captive nuts as it appeared to come with M6 sized hardware.
When it came in I put it together and decided to skip the casters for a lower profile. The screws/nuts were indeed M6 so I installed the replacement captive nuts and set about re-arranging the existing gear. After much experimentation, the new rack ended up with all the silver and black units to the right side of my Audient:
While the original rack ended up with all the colored knobs to the left of my Trident:
Removed those casters as well and put all the digital stuff in the bottom of the left rack.
In mid teardown yesterday, I got a call from a client who needed to get a song recorded for a TV spot in the next 24 hours. I'm looking at all the disconnected cabling as I tell him 'sure, six o'clock tomorrow.' Was up until midnight getting the racks wired to those patchbays between the Trident and Audient.
Also ordered a $36 three tier keyboard/laptop stand for the tracking room at the same time. I recently got a Komplete Kontrol S25 and wanted to set it up with a laptop where my existing Roland JD-Xi lives:
Now I can fit the the S25 just below the Roland and blend their outputs on that JBL M-Patch Active-1 to the right for monitoring in the room.
Nice ergonomic upgrade for the studio, and under $100!
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2019 10:27:25 GMT -6 by subspace
Kids we're home looking through old photos this weekend and there were some from the studio build circa 2000, I thought of this thread...
Whenever the masons finished a 4' tier, they'd have to wait for the inspector to sign off on the rebar/concrete fill placement before continuing. After the inspection we'd fill all the remaining block on that tier with sand, hauling buckets up the ladder one at a time, lots of fun when the back wall hit 14 feet:
The front wall stands 10 feet high, as code here only allows the building height to be equal to it's setback from the curb, though it's averaged for a slanted roof. The joists run the short dimension from the 14 foot back wall to the 10 foot front wall, which is 12 feet from the curb:
The control room is side-loaded with the expansion ceiling following the roof angle:
I forgot I framed in a center soffit in case there was a future in surround, and since I forgot about it obviously there wasn't:
The control room was finished first, while the tracking space was built out over time. A long hall runs the length of the low front wall to the right, with the HVAC duct running overhead and flex feeding the tracking and control rooms from opposite ends of the main drop in front of the control room:
A vestibule was built around the front door so I could record in the big room right away:
I poured a concrete landing hours before final inspection just to meet the code. A couple years later the city laid sidewalks in the neighborhood and were nice enough to build a connecting run to to it:
The early purple theme appears to have been inspired by that Uptown Technologies Flash 4x1 stereo switcher/passive mixer on the desk:
The 8-bus/adat rig was replaced in the first year with a Trident Trimix system, MOTU 1224/2408 DAW and SDR24/96 hard disk recorder:
That was in 2001, at the dawn of internet forums, yet that version of the control room lives on at the current version of Trident's history page as the Trimix example: tridentaudiodevelopments.com/history/
Last Edit: Sept 2, 2019 16:49:55 GMT -6 by subspace