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3 Tone Recording Studio Build

3 Tone Recording Studio Build

Sector: Commercial
Location: Central Bristol
Project: 3 Tone Recording Studio

Client Request:

The priority of the build is to transform an existing large basement into a Mastering Studio, acoustically treat and isolate the control room for Mixing and Production. The next focus is to create a space which feels warm and comfortable, so artists and clients can comfortably spend many hours working without really feeling like you’re “stuck in a basement”. And finally, depending on the construction of the room, we also want to keep enough open floor space for recording purposes. Anything from vocals and electric guitars to strings and brass.

The main function of this would be to create a control room environment with accurate monitoring but to also segregate the room to create a “live room” or chill out area on the other side. With the wall only being 5ft high or so you would still have the openness of the entire room keeping you from feeling enclosed.

3 Tone Recording Studio Build

Sector: Commercial
Location: Central Bristol
Project: 3 Tone Recording Studio

The Build:

After several consultations with 3 Tone Records, the decision was to install our most effective(NR3000) Ceiling & Wall Systems to the entire room, whilst incorporating the necessary electric & audio mapping throughout. The concrete sub-floor featured a 32mm floating acoustic floor (N2000F), which aimed to reduce vibration transfer throughout the room – which in turn could affect detailed audio (vocal/instrumental) recordings with sensitive microphones and equipment.

The basement required extensive remodelling to achieve this project, this involved: installing a new 7x2 dropped timber ceiling, plus new stud partition walls constructed to form a new layout & support the additional weight/mass of soundproofing materials applied. Also installed, was a pre-fabricted 46dB Acoustic Door to the entrance, plus a soundproof (NR3000) room divider separating the ‘control area’ to the seating area’.

In addition, The Sound Proofer also installed the finishing aesthetics, including:

  • 18mm engineered walnut flooring throughout
  • 9inch Georgian Skirtings
  • Timber wall mouldings and dado rails
  • Construction of ‘fake bookcase’ around the room divider
  • Decoration to the entire room
  • All electric switches & sockets faces

The Result:

The project was successful, on budget, and was a pleasure to work on. We enjoyed working with Dean and the crew on delivering a fully equipped mastering suite for their Recording to enjoy and create their productions.

We are looking forward to returning soon to construct a dedicated vocal booth that will link to the basement control room.

3 Tone Recording Studio Build

3 Tone Recording Studio Build

3 Tone Recording Studio Build

3 Tone Recording Studio Build

Case Study: 3 Tone Recording Studio Read Article Case Study: 3 Tone Recording Studio The priority of the build is to transform an existing large basement into a Mastering Studio, acoustically treat and isolate the control room for Mixing and Production. The next focus is to create a space which feels warm and comfortable, so artists and clients can comfortably spend many hours working without really feeling like you’re “stuck in a basement”. And finally, depending on the construction of the room, we also want to keep enough open floor space for recording purposes. Anything from vocals and electric guitars to strings and brass. Read more... Case Study: Clevedon Ceiling Soundproofing Read Article Case Study: Clevedon Ceiling Soundproofing We were recently called to assist a client who lived in a ground floor flat in Clevedon, North Somerset, that was sandwiched between three neighbouring flats, and suffered extensive impact & air-bourne noise from the people above, and to the side. The flat was situated with a large Victorian house that was historically converted to into 6 flats before regulations, therefore sound was able to travel with ease between the dwellings, and invading the clients privacy. The installation considerably eliminated the unwanted noise, and subsequently our installation restored peace and tranquillity within his property. Read more... Case Study: Clifton Ceiling Soundproofing Read Article Case Study: Clifton Ceiling Soundproofing We were recently called to assist a client who lived in a lower ground floor flat in Clifton, Bristol, which was governed with very low ceilings and suffered extensive impact & air-bourne noise from the people directly above. The occupants above were unwittingly causing disturbance, and therefore inevitable as the Georgian mid-terraced property was historically converted in to flats, before soundproofing regulations. The installation considerably eliminated the unwanted noise, and subsequently he discovered peace and tranquillity within his property. Read more... Case Study: Residential Floor Soundproofing Read Article Case Study: Residential Floor Soundproofing Lower Ground Floor Flat, suffering extensive impact noise from floor above. We were called to assist a landlord who owned a property in Redland, Bristol, that was recently converted into flats, and were ready for tenancy. The installation vastly reduced the impact noise travelling into the flat below, and thanks to the conscientious landlord, the current tenants are able to enjoy living without much distraction from the dwelling above. Read more...

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    • Very professional service. Dowlings inspected the room and recommended Maxiboard - then provided a firm quote which they stuck to and a schedule which they did not run over. The work took a 5 days to do a ceiling and one wall. They took great care to keep mess down to a minimum and left the place as clean and tidy as you could realistically expect. It was expensive but you only get what you pay for. And the good news is it worked. The noise of TVs, voices, phones ringing have all been blocked out. The foot-fall noise from above has been cut to a tolerable level. Good work!

      Mr Rowland Spyer, Clevedon
    • I’m very happy with the quality of the work, the finish is fantastic and you’d never be able to tell a whole load of soundproofing materials have been installed above the plastered ceiling. The installers were really friendly, pleasant guys. They were very professional, thorough, and extremely tidy too! Best of all though, the reduction in noise from upstairs has massively exceeded my hopes – what was a constant source of sleep interruption and tired days, is now nothing more than the occasional faint sound. Worth every penny. Thanks again.

      Mr Ian Lane, Bristol
    • I asked The Sound Proofer to soundproof two walls in a top floor bedroom that had road noise and poor thermal insulation. Through chatting with Nick I was able ascertain the type of soundproofing needed and was provided a fixed price quote. Communication was excellent and they did exactly what was spec'ed out and agreed, the work started on time and continued until it was finished. I'm very pleased with the work carried out and would say that The Sound Proofer are a very professional outfit.

      Mr Rick Hewes, BathEaston