Star Captains is a group I have been involved with since about 2007 (before the band was actually formed). In the fall of 2013 we started planning the long project that would eventually become The Space Studios. We had some help with the initial framing of the walls, installation of the windows, and hanging of the doors, but the 5 members of Star Captains built pretty much everything else. We took an existing empty room and split it off into 4 sections: the live room, the control room, the isolation booth, and the kitchen area. We spent countless hours painting, running cables, building baffles, and making custom desks and shelves. The result was an intentional and completely custom recording space. The Space Studios officially opened March 9th 2014.
First wall going up.
Narai Dawn from The Star Captains sweeping a dusty floor after a long couple days of drywalling.
The isolation booth before the double glass doors were installed.
The Director of Operations at the studio Max Zipursky finishing the flooring in the isolation booth.
Jim Black the guitarist of The Star Captains, AKA the mudding master, taking a breather after a good 6 hour stretch of mudding.
I built the control room desk out of reclaimed wood..... and of course drank our next door neighbour Rick's home brew beer the whole time.
Guitarist, bassist, and composer of The Star Captains Gavin Youngash finishing the final touches in the 'Euro Lounge' behind the control room.
The finished control room a year later with Terence Jack, an artist I recorded, produced, and mixed, listening to a final mix.