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meverylame

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Setting up a room
« on: June 07, 2004, 10:39:13 PM »

I've been trying to setup a room in my new house, but I have one concern. Its a rental house. Every room has a pretty bad problem with reflections, even with furniture in them. Should I rock the tapestry, or get some auralex and then scrub the goop off the walls when I move. Any ideas Harvey? Anyone? Bueller?
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Re: Setting up a room
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2004, 12:15:06 AM »

Give me a few days to think about this.  I've got an idea about some free-standing membrane diffusers you could make pretty cheap that just might do the job.
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Re: Setting up a room
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2004, 12:21:56 AM »

Thanks Harvey. Though I think I should note that whole house is open for tracking, my bedroom is the mix room
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Re: Setting up a room
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2004, 01:36:00 AM »

What's your budget?
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Re: Setting up a room
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2004, 10:36:30 AM »

I could probably go up to a 5 spot or so, but saving a bit never hurts either.
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Re: Setting up a room
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2004, 11:37:33 AM »

Ooh, I'll be keeping an eye on this thread, since I'm in a very similar boat.
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Re: Setting up a room
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2004, 12:20:48 PM »

Mev,

> Every room has a pretty bad problem with reflections, even with furniture in them. <

Your options are to build panels or buy them. Your $500 limit won't go very far toward commercial panels that actually work. So your best option is to build panels from thick, dense rigid fiberglass. That will work at least three times better than anything made of foam, and will cost a lot less too.

Look for 703 and 705 rigid fiberglass at least 3 inches thick. These come in 2x4 foot panels. For the complete story see the Acoustics FAQ, second in the list on my Articles page:

www.ethanwiner.com/articles.html

--Ethan

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Re: Setting up a room
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2004, 12:39:58 PM »

I unfortunately am used to mixing in some crappy rooms, so I'm not exactly going for great, but tolerable. How do you would reccomend mounting these(note: I live in a rental house thusly nothing massively damaging)? BTW I haven't had time to sit and read all your FAQ but its on my to do.
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Re: Setting up a room
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2004, 08:32:45 AM »

I'd suggest that you builg a bunch of gobos - playwood (reflective) on one side, absoptive (with 703 or mineral wool) on the other. Mine are 40"x48" with each gobo constructed from 1/2 sheet of plywood and 2 8 foot 1x' pices of pine (plus 703, material to cover the 703 and some trim pices of wood). For $500, you should be able to build more gobos than you can use. When you leave the rent house, you can take them all with you.

And build a couple of tall ones as well.
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