Step 1. Find a suitable building
Step 2. Design the facility (including layout, acoustic design, structural engineering, air conditioning etc.)
Step 3. Obtain the relevant permits for town planning and building.
Step 4. Build the facility using these materials (amongst others):
Framing timbers: 4,000 metres Timber sheets: 860 sq. metres Timber edges & trims: 640 metres Cement sheet & plasterboard: 3,130 sq. metres Nails, Screws & fastenings: 100,000 plus Insulation (Acoustic & Thermal): 1150 sq. metres Carpet, laminates, ceramic tiles: 160 sq. metres Neoprene, rubber, plastic, foam etc: 255 sq metres Adhesives, sealants: 165 kg Paint: 170 litres Fabric: 175 sq. metres Glass & Mirrors: 22 sq. metres Kitchen sink: 1
Step 5. Organise and install audio cabling, equipment, computers, telephones, kitchen, bathrooms etc.
Add approximately 6000 hrs of labour
Assemble carefully, stopping regularly to ensure maximum possible acoustic isolation is achieved
Purchase and install state-of-the-art equipment and technology
Test, calibrate and adjust
Take bank manager to long lunch
Congratulations - you are now the proud owner of Melbourne's newest recording studio!!