It's always a challenge when you have something in your mind and need to make it into a reality. Ricefield's
new studio is like this. We know what we want but it's not coming together in exactly the way we wanted. Most things are done. The room is finished in a nice light yellow, the floor has a special carpet with a texture that absorbs sound and a nice thick underlay for the same purpose. We had to remove the air con unit and now it's a bit stuffy although it's not hot even being southwest facing but the road is on the east side. We do have a nice big double thick glazed window that we hope we can use at times to ventilate but may have to keep it closed for sound and a ceiling fan that moves some air around without any noise.
We got the main console built yesterday but when we put our computer equipment in place we found that we have a fan noise every time the main system boots into overdrive. We need to added that or we will pick up the noise on our mics and it will make it sound like a plane taking off.
We pulled some wire today, there are miles and miles of wire in a studio for all sorts of things. Once we got it pulled all through the building we tested out and found that we had a problem in the wire itself. Sooooo
... Out it came with a few expletives and the new wire was pulled and tested OK.
Next up changes to the console, More wiring, moving the main computer system (runs the radio station software and has the music installed on it), figuring a place to install our stand along 1 terabyte disk, mounting a shelf or two to hold our radio station monitor, we need 2 full computer systems one for editing one for radio and a monitor for the live news feeds. Then when we get all that done we can start to install the mixing panel and all the assorted station gear.
We have not fully decided on out mic stands yet but the ones we had in the other studio, although adequate, were not all that easy to adjust.
We are on target for the end of the month roll out and until then we still cannot d our Thai Newscast or Thai Weather forecasts.
Just a quick note Luk
is recovering well from her Brain Aneurysm and will be back in full gear by the end of the month as well.
Have a good day.