Acoustics/Treatment Reference Guide - LOOK HERE!
Old 27th December 2012
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I don't want to bloat this thread with chit chat, but this is an important point:

Gearslutz is a public forum. This means you ask questions in public, and one or more people will reply to help you. The advantage is that everyone sees the answers and benefits, not just you. This also gives Jens fodder for links to important topics.

So please don't send PMs asking people to give you one on one personal private consulting. Most of the experts here charge for private consulting, even though they gladly pitch in publicly.

--Ethan
Ok, thanks Ethan. My public question is:

Why are so many studios enamored with wood flooring? Why not have carpet to reduce reflections?
Old 27th December 2012
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I think part of it is that carpet is absorptive, but is biased towards the mids and highs. Particularly in smaller rooms, that's not the part of the spectrum you want to be absorbing.

Another aspect is that you can use a cloud to offer broadband absorption or frequency-targeted absorption or diffusion and it can be tailored to the room's needs. For example you can control flutter with a cloud. So you don't really need to use carpet, especially considering it probably isn't doing the thing you want it to in the first place.

And, but, also, carpet leads to static electricity and that is some seriously bad ju-ju.
Old 27th December 2012
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Old 29th December 2012
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Thank you, do you think if I already have carpet it is worth it acoustically to get pergo or cement? Doesn't really improve acoustics that much?
Old 22nd January 2013
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Flutter echo is a pitched "boyng" sound you hear when you clap your hands in an empty room, and it's caused by sound waves bouncing back and forth repeatedly between two parallel surfaces. But it can be difficult to identify which pair of surfaces is the main source of flutter echo, especially when the floor is reflective too. This new article and frequency chart helps to determine where acoustic treatment is best applied:

Flutter Echo to Distance Chart

I hope folks find this useful.

--Ethan
Old 17th February 2013
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The link referred to as 2b in the opening paragraph does not seem to be working.
Old 20th February 2013
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Old 22nd February 2013
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Thanks to Glenn for suggesting this article and spreadsheet should be included:

Surface Reflectivity

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Old 20th March 2013
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Zup fellows!

Every week there are a couple of threads started concerning the subject of "closet vocal booths" and/or the like... I feel that making a more specific piece of advice regarding that particular subject more conspicuos here couldn't hurt - so here it is:

John H. Brandt - The Myth of The Booth


Less low mid mud to the people!!!
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Old 7th April 2013
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Yo! Thanks to everyone for keeping this going. I wish I could edit in all the stuff that people want to add, but as some may have noticed, the admins have put a limit on how long the "Edit" button is available for a given post. When I messaged them about it a while back, they said they're working on it but that it could take a while. Apparently, it's taking a while...

Nonetheless, keep posting! Still a great resource, eh?

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The link referred to as 2b in the opening paragraph does not seem to be working.
Sorry 'bout that. Looks like the folks at GIK remodeled their page and shook some things up. Maybe Glenn can post a similar/comparable link, if he hasn't already.
Old 7th April 2013
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+1 Torea. The removal of the EDIT after a long time period seems on the surface like a good idea. But it has this one flaw of removing the possibility of change in reference documents. No change = no life IMO.
Luckily I included a Link to a live site on my Measurement Primer initial Post. This was pure accident, not foresight.
I suggest you bring up the EDIT issue in the Forum Issues sub forum.
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Old 15th April 2013
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Originally Posted by Ethan Winer View Post
I don't want to bloat this thread with chit chat, but this is an important point:

Gearslutz is a public forum. This means you ask questions in public, and one or more people will reply to help you. The advantage is that everyone sees the answers and benefits, not just you. This also gives Jens fodder for links to important topics.

So please don't send PMs asking people to give you one on one personal private consulting. Most of the experts here charge for private consulting, even though they gladly pitch in publicly.

--Ethan
Been getting a lot of pm's from people as of lately. I just wanted to push this up a bit for people to read.

Old 24th April 2013
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Geniuses on this site! Ive never been more informed! Hey Ethan, still selling RealTraps?
Old 24th April 2013
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^^^ Yes, though I'm out of the loop for most day to day operations. Jim Lindenschmidt (jwl here in the forums) now mostly runs the show.

--Ethan
Old 5th July 2013
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Room Acoustics

Hi Guys,

Just wondering how you would suggest treating a room like this in a home. (pdf attached)

All surfaces are hard. Wooden floors and plasterboard walls and ceilings. I have made some wide band absorbers that I have place directly behind the speaks that travel the full length of the wall.

I have also made some wide band low frequency absorbers and place them in the corners near the mix position. I used Rockwool Fibeetex 350 (60kg/m3) 50mm high. For one of the low freq absorbers I used three sheets, 150mm in total. All other absorbers are 100mm deep (2 layers)

At the moment I feel I have a good stereo image and can easily pick where a sound is coming from with the stereo field, but I'm no expert.

Also because the double doors are open on either side of the room is teh room effectively wider that 10'?

This is such a great forum.
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Old 30th July 2013
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Sorry 'bout that. Looks like the folks at GIK remodeled their page and shook some things up. Maybe Glenn can post a similar/comparable link, if he hasn't already.
We sure did and thought the redirects where still on. If not can you edit the links?
Old 30th July 2013
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Sorry 'bout that. Looks like the folks at GIK remodeled their page and shook some things up. Maybe Glenn can post a similar/comparable link, if he hasn't already.
We sure did and thought the redirects where still on. If not can you edit the links?
Old 1st August 2013
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Old 3rd August 2013
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Can someone check my project? Plz

Old 16th August 2013
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Torea all the redirects have been fixed. Thanks for letting me know.
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Old 29th November 2013
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Great thread, thanks!

Sent from my GT-I9505
Old 31st March 2014
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Best/Cheapest Ways to Treat/Isolate My Room?

Hey all,

I've just moved in to a new place where I'm trying to set up a home studio space/mixing room. I've attached some pictures and a blueprint with some dimensions below. The ceilings are 12 ft high, which is probably my biggest worry.

Right now, the walls are bare and I've done no treatment on the space. What is my best move to deaden the room, while isolating it from the rest of the apartment?

I appreciate your feedback!

Dimensions/Layout - http://i.imgur.com/BpHss9T.png

Photos - http://i.imgur.com/vbXv1YH.jpg

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Old 31st March 2014
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^^^ You should start a new thread, rather than add basic treatment questions to this thread which is about reference materials. In the mean time, this will get you started:

Acoustic Basics

--Ethan
Old 4th April 2014
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Old 28th April 2014
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great info!!!!
Old 30th June 2014
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many thanks for this thread.
Old 3 Weeks Ago
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Great post dude!
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