The garage studio is now sealed up, well almost. It still needs drywall and before that I need to do some serious nit picking and filling of every little spot where air can pass. 

The space is now quite "dead" when it comes to audio reflections. This is an obvious outcome of having essentially sound absorbing material put into the walls. This of course will change once drywall goes up and the final audio needs will need to be accessed. 

Acoustic treatment, in some combination, will be added in the form of acoustic panels, diffusers, bass traps, blankets, rugs, etc. Not necessarily all of those. We'll see what it needs once the space is filled with furniture. And in fact many DIY acoustic panels are made using fiberglass batts. So maybe I should just cover my walls in burlap and be done with it;) 

But it was fun to walk into the space and instantly feel the difference in the form of pressure on the inner ear. Or at least that is what it feels like. Like if you close yourself inside a closet. It's funny what you notice, in terms of audio, once you become a podcaster who listens critically to their audio.

And while the whole place is noticeably quieter (less susceptible to outside noise) the glass in the space is a definite weak spot. I knew this would be the case when I put in the doors. 

However, the space was created to serve several purposes including, but not limited to, my everyday office (I work from home), leisure spot (after work) and recording studio for podcasts and videos. 

So while function is important to me, so is form and this place is a near perfect blend of the two. I also love natural light and this space provides a nice amount. 

So it's on to the next stage. Going over it with a fine toothed comb, checking for any last spots that need attention before I seal it up!

The big remaining question is to use Quietrock or not? It's starting to look like I'll go with a more standard option like 5/8" sheetrock as I think the law of diminishing returns is definitely in play here. Stay tuned;) 

If you want to follow along in real-time, I'm posting a bunch of the progress as it happens, in video via 

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