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Old 28th December 2010
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4 Real Traps, 4 minis, 1 basement.

Hello friends, I just moved into this new house and part of the basement is mine to install my studio.
I already have some Real & Mini Traps from a previous life but the room I think will need more treatment.

The "curtains" on the back wall will open on a family room, all recording and mixing will take place in the main room or I'll try to turn the family room into a recording space if needed.

I was thinking of 2 Real Traps in the front corners, the Minis to create a Reflection Free Zone but my main concern is the back wall that resonates a lot by itself. Would putting a huge bass trap covering that portion of the wall work?

Ideally the room would not be too dead for recording and not too live for mixing ...

Any idea is very welcome.

riteup3

pic #1: view from the "family room"
pic #2: view from the front wall
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Old 28th December 2010
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Four bass traps in a room that large is not really enough, though I'm sure they'll help a little. For absorbing early reflections, the HF type of MiniTrap works best. Standard MiniTraps are better used in corners as bass traps.

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Old 29th December 2010
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HI Ethan, thanks for chiming in. Of course I plan on building some more absorbers. Just looking for general ideas to help make this room ok
Old 29th December 2010
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Hi rite, congratulations on the new house. This room will be very difficult to treat. Is there an option?
DD
Old 30th December 2010
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HI Ethan, thanks for chiming in. Of course I plan on building some more absorbers. Just looking for general ideas to help make this room ok
Pick up the phone and call him. I am sure he has time to walk through your room. The nice part of buying a finished product is the personal consulting you will get.
Old 30th December 2010
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Thanks re:tiles ... I am putting some thin carpet on top of a layer of compressed wood panels that are kinda soft in hopes this will help tame some reflection from the tiled floor.
I know the room wont be perfect due to many factors, just trying to make it the best possible. Hey I wont complain after many years spent working in a tiny apartment bedroom heh


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Hi rite, congratulations on the new house. This room will be very difficult to treat. Is there an option?
DD
Old 30th December 2010
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Pick up the phone and call him. I am sure he has time to walk through your room. The nice part of buying a finished product is the personal consulting you will get.
ah ah good "call"! I bought the traps 7 years ago, they have been living in cardboxes for the last 6 years ... time flies!
Old 30th December 2010
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Carpet

The carpet will help enormously. This is one of your two biggest areas completely covered. If you can, enhance the carpet or the underlay. Thick acoustic rated underlay would be a very cheap but radical improvement.
DD
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