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alanwes 7th June 2009 06:26 PM

Tectum Finale
 
Hello everyone!

I'm in the process of designing a new room for me. It will be a mixing and recording place, though i will only record vocals and guitars, no drums!

I have plans for the ceiling and floor but i'm unsure what to do with the walls.

I've been looking for a solution to cover 3 walls of the room, something that will look decent and will cut down the reflections on these walls.

I've seen a room made by a english designer and he used something like the Tectum Finale, covering all the walls of the room.

What do you guys think about it? Will it be a good solution to cut the reflections on the side walls? Will it be cheap? And who sells these stuff in Europe?

http://www.tectum.com/images/Finale/...L)%20-%205.jpg

Ethan Winer 7th June 2009 07:34 PM

I don't think Tectum is thick enough to be a total solution for a recording / mixing room. Maybe if you put four inch thick rigid fiberglass behind it would be okay. But you still need corner bass traps.

--Ethan

alanwes 7th June 2009 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ethan Winer (Post 4259379)
I don't think Tectum is thick enough to be a total solution for a recording / mixing room. Maybe if you put four inch thick rigid fiberglass behind it would be okay. But you still need corner bass traps.

--Ethan

Of course! Bass traps are a must.

I was just thinking of something to cover the walls! I don't want it to be just plain cement wall.

Are curtains are a good option? Maybe to get rockwool on the walls and cover it with fabric?

Ethan Winer 8th June 2009 06:18 PM

You need broadband absorption, where curtains absorb only high frequencies. However, curtains in front of rigid fiberglass works well.

--Ethan

alanwes 9th June 2009 11:26 AM

Thanks Ethan!

Btw, i've always had this doubt! I'm not an english native speaker. Is roockwool the same that fiberglass?

Isn't fiberglass the thing to put on boats and surfboards?

DanDan 9th June 2009 03:37 PM

Fibre
 
Hi Alanwes, there are many many fibre insulation products. SheepsWool, Hemp, Recycled Cotton, Rockwool, Fibreglass and so on. Given a similar density they will all do they job.
Take a look at http://www.bobgolds.com/AbsorptionCoefficients.htm

Note that 703 has a density of 3 pounds per cubic foot.
To go metric multiply by 16 i.e. 48KG per cubic metre.

In general-
Rockwool is often used at higher densities. 100KG is common for a rigid board.
Fibreglass is more rigid, Rockwool is floppy.


DD

Zredman 15th September 2019 12:07 AM

Hello, Ethan!

What if one were to have Tectum panels readily available to you and wanted to make them into “DIY” acoustic panels and bass traps (providing that one knows the proper thickness measurements for such panels) Would they still just as effective as any professional panels??? I ask because I happen to live near the Tectum factory and they are always giving away multiple leftover layers of Tectum as free remnants. I am aware that most acoustic panels have to be a minimum of 2” thick and that bass traps need to be a minimum of 4” thick. I am also handy with tools, so I have no problem taking numerous Tectum layers and constructing them to a certain thickness if need be.