Henry’s Place Recording Studio

Progress!  It’s been awhile, but we’re open for business! So far we’ve recorded guitarists John Stowel and Doug Pauly, alto saxist Jeff Alkire, Reggie Graham and his band, vocalist Julian Cunnunigham! We’re just getting warmed up. 

Old photos from July just as we were completing it. Thanks to the phenomenal construction work of David Riable, Bob Hall!  Thank you guys. It’s a beauty. 

July 5, 2018

Tracking Room guitar and keyboard side. Yamaha MX88, Seymour Duncan Convertible guitar amp, Fractal AX8 with expression pedals, 1965 Deluxe Reverb, Xitone powered monitors for guitar. 

Control Room - Yamaha KX-88 keyboard controller, ES-355 Gibson, 4 ULN-8s 3d, Mac Pro 5,1 3.46 GZ (one of two), Axe Fx III, EV Sentry 100A, NHT Pro M-00 and S-00 subwoofer below. Maybe I went overboard on the wall acoustic panels?  They sound great. I might not need them behind the monitors. Looks cluttered but it sounds great. 


Just about there!  7/1/18. Most of the traps are up. We used french cleats on a track so they’re all moveable. I have four gobos in the corners of the main tracking room. That’s because they too are moveable and I can use them when and where needed. Even the clouds are on a track with wheels with stops so I can adjust them or even add.  There’s room for me to add another ceiling panels to both the tracking and control rooms. I have extra panels so I can place them as I find I may need them.  Or when tracking drums I might place one behind the drum set. 

I still have two smaller tracking rooms to do.  An ISO room which was the laundry room.  We removed the washer/dryer, sealed up the holes and are building two bass traps to go where the washer/dryer were. But these are removable traps, so I can place them where I want if I’m not using the ISO room. Then there’s the kitchen.  I’m not going to do too much treatment there.  There simply isn’t the space.  A couple of panels.  It has the window facing the drummer and control room.  It sounds a little wonky.  But I think it’ll be OK in a pinch.  I’ll just have to see.

The sound is really remarkable.  I’m hearing things on recordings I’ve listened to a lot over the years I’ve never heard before.  This is going to be fun!

June 1, 2018

Wood laminate floors.

May 13, 2018

The Control Room.  The wall furnace is coming out. There’s going to be a double pane window next to it. We just put in the mini split on the right wall. The speakers will be facing the other way, on the back wall.  Not enough room for them here. Fairly small room for a control room.  Oh well. 

List of studio gear

Guitars and studio gear 2

Another view of the future control room.

Below - Control Room facing speakers. 

Below are views of the future tracking room. 9 foot ceiling!  The wall furnace and AC are being removed next week. There will be a window where the wall furnace is, extending to the left. That window will also be gone.  We’re pulling the disgusting carpet this week as well!  

We’re putting two layers of drywall up, with an air gap to help with sound proofing. Later we’re putting a bunch of acoustic panels. 

Here’s the tracking room from the kitchen.  The little bar will be sealed up with double layer of drywall and an air gap. AH!! Last minute change of plans!  I’m going to put a little mic and headphone panel and use the kitchen for another iso recording room, in case we can use it.  So I’ve decide to put in a double pane window where that space is!  Just decided it an hour ago.  We’ll still keep it as a kitchen though.  Stove, sink, refrigerator, sink. 

Below are photos of May 14, 2018

The carpet has been pulled.  Now we’re waiting for drywall work, painting and then laminate wood flooring. 

May 17, 2018

The wall mic and phone panels (other plugin goodies too!) Before drywall.

Control Room panels. 32 channels I/O

Tracking Room 1 panel

Tracking Room 2 panel

May 23

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