The first phase of the construction found them completing
the woodworking shop, the electronics shop, and darkroom
areas. The plan was to have Bob begin work on all the electronics
design and construction, while Jim and Dan handled the
and physical room construction.
In order for Bob to construct the console and control
room audio gear, he utilized his amateur photography experience
to not only properly equip the dark room, but also master
the art of shooting and developing the circuit board transparencies,
which he used in the process of acid-etching the circuit
boards by hand.
In the course of nine months, while Dan, Jim and a few
friends completed the floor plans and studio construction,
Bob spent most of his time in the electronics workshop,
and dark room, designing and testing the circuitry, and
constructing the individual modules of the 16-channel console.