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Offline rankus

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2006, 02:12:04 pm »


Bump!  (More pictures!)  Cool
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Offline Tidewater

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2006, 06:40:09 pm »
I played hookey today, because I ended up at a remote place last night, 'til after midnight, just south, and west of Hell, proper.

Fibes was at it today. I shall return to it tomorrow... to hopefully finish the framing, while everyone else plays with eggs.

I go unloved, and I have no family! I am a failure at life!

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Offline Fabricoh35

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2006, 08:55:21 pm »
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rankus wrote on Tue, 11 April 2006 18:24
Ahh .. Plywood and drums... is there any better combo? I think not.

This is one of our projects if we ever get around to it... building a removable unpainted plywood floor under the drums for resonance....




Today I just bought 16 2X2 "DryLock" panels.  They have them at Home Depot if you have not seen them.  

Basically they are tongue and groove panels made out of plywood.  The bottom of each panel has rubber on it so it isolates from the floor below.  

With these I made a removeable drum riser.  Not sure how it will sound yet but I could report back if wanted.

BTW the 16 panels cost about $95 total.

This might meet your needs as well.

Offline Tidewater

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2006, 08:58:23 pm »
The flooring at Elevated Basement is to be a bamboo t&g.

Nearly as dense as glass.


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Offline Fabricoh35

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2006, 09:01:00 pm »
I was thinking of this more for what Rankus needed.

Offline rankus

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2006, 01:46:50 pm »
Fabricoh35 wrote on Sat, 15 April 2006 17:55

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rankus wrote on Tue, 11 April 2006 18:24
Ahh .. Plywood and drums... is there any better combo? I think not.

This is one of our projects if we ever get around to it... building a removable unpainted plywood floor under the drums for resonance....




Today I just bought 16 2X2 "DryLock" panels.  They have them at Home Depot if you have not seen them.  

Basically they are tongue and groove panels made out of plywood.  The bottom of each panel has rubber on it so it isolates from the floor below.  

With these I made a removeable drum riser.  Not sure how it will sound yet but I could report back if wanted.

BTW the 16 panels cost about $95 total.

This might meet your needs as well.



Neat idea! Thanks for the tip , I will have a look for these next time at Home Depot.... Pretty sure I have seen what you describe...  Let us know how it sounds. Cheers.
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Offline Tidewater

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2006, 08:12:39 pm »
We might be able to use some of this stuff too, actually..

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Offline Phillip Graham

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2006, 10:51:31 am »
scott volthause wrote on Tue, 11 April 2006 14:15

I don't recall that Electrical had any exposed cement block. Tons of exposed Adobe walls though.

Big difference between the two I believe.

(edit) and as soon as i open my big hands and start typing, i go to the electrical site... lo and behold, there is some exposed cement block in the studio b liveroom. my bad.


Hey Scott,

Unpainted, CAREFULLY sealed (or unsealed) concrete block is a very useful acoustic material, with good adsorption behavior up to about 4k.  

If you use it carefully, typically the only other thing the space needs is diffusion.

Painted or heavily sealed, though, the stuff turns into a nightmare.

RPG's diffusorblox product is an interesting to investigate
http://www.rpginc.com/products/diffusorblox/

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Offline rankus

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2006, 02:30:35 pm »
Phillip Graham wrote on Mon, 17 April 2006 07:51

scott volthause wrote on Tue, 11 April 2006 14:15

I don't recall that Electrical had any exposed cement block. Tons of exposed Adobe walls though.

Big difference between the two I believe.

(edit) and as soon as i open my big hands and start typing, i go to the electrical site... lo and behold, there is some exposed cement block in the studio b liveroom. my bad.


Hey Scott,

Unpainted, CAREFULLY sealed (or unsealed) concrete block is a very useful acoustic material, with good adsorption behavior up to about 4k.  

If you use it carefully, typically the only other thing the space needs is diffusion.

Painted or heavily sealed, though, the stuff turns into a nightmare.

RPG's diffusorblox product is an interesting to investigate
http://www.rpginc.com/products/diffusorblox/




What a great product.  Thanks for the tip Phillip!
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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2006, 08:34:37 pm »
bump

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Offline Fabricoh35

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2006, 11:55:33 pm »
Well I did a session of drum tracks today on the new "riser".  To me it sounded better then when the drums were on the concrete floor.  But then again I don't have to most trained ears.  It did make the drums sound better in the room for sure.

If anyone else gives this a try I'd love to hear what you think.

Offline rankus

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2006, 08:48:25 pm »


Hey guys, Hows the reno coming?  Am I the only one interested in more pics?

Bumpity Bump Bump...
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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2006, 11:49:53 am »
rankus wrote on Mon, 24 April 2006 20:48



Hey guys, Hows the reno coming?  Am I the only one interested in more pics?

Bumpity Bump Bump...


It's coming along. I do have some pics on the home computer but for some reason can't move files from there.

I'll be taking more tonight too.


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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2006, 01:59:57 pm »
90% sealed up on the main side.

In the last 2 hours, the sound became very nice. It's going to work out very well.


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Offline rankus

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Re: The renovation from hell.
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2006, 02:39:34 pm »


Good stuff.  I was worried that you guys might be knee deep in blood by now. Razz
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Ive done stuff I'm not proud of.. and the stuff I am proud of is disgusting ~ Moe Sizlack

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