The first “external” studio was 18m2 ex-storage room space which was operational for about three years. The layout was very difficult and I had no idea about acoustics at that time. You can see in on the photos that part of the space was only about 1m high and it took a lot out of the space. That area was only functional as storage space and the last position were the sofa was it fitted nicely under it.
Here are some pictures of the studio space while moving out of it to a new 32m2 space which was operational for about six months thanks to some “fairplay” from my employer at the time:
If I find more photos I will post them. This studio was quite small and took very long time to get all the stuff into a position to make the space work. Also Spex Lab project was active in this studio. And of course The Robot Initiative was also active in this version of The Robot Initiative Studio.
Spex Lab’s “The Book” and “Future Perfect” was recorded and mixed in this space. You can see from the pictures where the nearfield monitors where located (very close to the door) so take that into account if you ever listen to those songs and listen to the mixing.