Media facility design firm Pilchner Schoustal recently completed a new project – to design a new studio for EDM artist Joel Zimmerman (aka Deadmau5).
The home studio offers an amazing collection of synths and houses them in a carefully designed acoustic space.
Pilchner Schoustal had the challenge of converting a former master bedroom into the new studio. This had the advantage of being a large room with high ceilings and the benefit of two attached spaces, now repurposed as an isolation booth and dedicated machine room.
- The monster synth collection includes huge modular systems and vintage and modern keyboards.
- Custom made racking system, designed to accommodate the synthesizer collection with integrated cable management and power solution.
- The room design is centered around the main monitoring system, consisting of a stereo pair of flush mounted ATC 300 speakers.
- The room boundaries are designed with controlled reflection geometry.
- The room also incorporates a 5.1 and 7.1 mid field surround system as well as a fully calibrated 11.3 Dolby Atmos system.
- The front and back ceiling of the control room include large low frequency absorption assemblies. The rear wall feature two large window systems, one to the isolation booth and one to the machine room. The glazing system is angled vertically to redirect reflected energy into the rear ceiling trap as well as two rear floor traps, finished with perforated stainless steel covers.
- The studio spaces are built on dedicated floating floors and integrate a very extensive cabling system that connects every space in the studio.