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Why Iguana
Maintenance
Virtual drummer
Audioprobe
Acoustics
Dub

Maintenance
Maintenance
We are always prepared here at Iguana. This room is for storing, maintaining, modifying and building new equipment. Whenever possible we prefer to use and repair what we have rather than chuck it away and buy a new one. If you've got some faulty headphones or cables, bring them in and we'll fix them while you work!




Virtual drummer
Virtual drummer
When you fill a creative environment with creative people, you get projects like this. The Virtual Drummer project is an example of our constant efforts to discover new things. It makes it possible for us to pipe sampled drums out to a variety of powered speakers and combos to create a "virtual drum kit". From there, we can mic up the speakers like one would mic up a real drum kit to give a coloration to the sounds and make them unique. It is an extension of the age-old "echo chamber" technique and is our proprietary solution to warming up drums without spending a fortune!




Audioprobe
Electroprobe
Sebastian Noel from Troika is the mind behind many new clever inventions amongst them the Audio-probe. It's a device that allows you to hear electromagnetic frequencies and interferences produced by electric appliances like computers, fridges, phones, etc… .We are currently helping Troika to record, edit and catalogue the various sound that we pick up using this device. Sebastian is planning a audio history of electromagnetic resonances. Pure genius.




Acoustics
If we were a beer brewery we would probably be Carlsberg…which in turn is considered the best beer in the world…Instead we do audio and we also sort out our own acoustic treatments as seen on a 3 page article on Sound on sound October 2005 issue.

Rock and roll ceiling
Rock and roll ceiling
The records on the ceiling of Booth 1 are a creative solution to diffusing. Diffusing is when sound waves are redirected by a surface that is very angular and random. The records are about 3 inches away from the actual ceiling and are tilted at angles. This approach combines a unique look and an essential acoustic treatment.



Absorbers
Absorbers
We use a variety of different absorbing techniques in the studios and live areas. Wooden panels filled with rock wool and covered with radiator grilles make the absorbers at the back of studio 1.



Bass trap
Bass trap
The bass trap is made of a pine wood frame filled with Dacron and old jumpers, smartly covered with bendable MDF.



Apex
Apex
Of particular interest is the inverted apex above the mix position in studio 1, which is constructed out of plywood and cotton batting for absorption.



Curtains
Curtains
Curtains line the walls of our control rooms and live areas of for variable dampening. They can be open to allow for more reflection, and closed for the opposite effect. This gives us the opportunity to thank Tatiana Terrano who sorted the curtains for us (thanks mum!).



Diffusers and Ikea cushions
Diffusers and Ikea cushions
The diffuser in studio 2 is a bit more regularly designed, being made of pine wood planks of varying depths. Funny enough, the absorbers in studio 2 are just cylindrical cushions from Ikea! They work great and we can pull them down to rest on during late-night sessions.


Lee Perry
Dub - selected links
Here we have collected together many interesting articles and links to specilist websites dealing with the dubwise music.
Dub - selected links