Originally Posted by BCains
Where can you get tontine?
Reza, Would you recommend against Auralex, Relatraps etc?
I just went to the Tontine Website www.tontinefibres.com.au
and then called them. They gave me the names and numbers of several distributors in my area and then I did price comparisons and haggled for the best price.
I heard about the stuff on a great forum website that's purely about acoustics for recording studio's. It's an amazing site. Like Gearslutz but for acoustics. Go to www.johnlsayers.com
and click on 'Recording Studio Design Forum' at the top of the page. It's a very active site, with people at all levels.
The first thing you'll learn there is that Auralex and all those acoustic foam products are a complete waste of time, space and money!!!
As to Real traps - they're great from what I've been told. They're not made from foam though, but rather a fiberglass type insulation. GIK acoustic panels have a great reputation as well! Check out their site at www.gikacoustics.com
and click on the "Education" tab for a great information source on room treatment. The real traps site has loads of info as well.
Anyways, the problem with those options (especailly for us Aussies) is the cost of buying those panels and having them sent over here. That's why a DIY job gets you amazing results for your money if you put a little effort in to do it right.
The most important thing to start with is the right materials, and Tontine - being a healthy, comfortable, safe and easy material to work with - plus perfect for acoustics - will be my choice.
That's my speil on acoustics anyways. It's all pretty basic info, but for someone just about to waste a thousand dollars on an Auralex foam pack (like I almost did), this is what they need to know!
Cheers - Rez