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Old 13th October 2019
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looking to make no skills/tools diy basstraps-would this work?

hi Folks,
long time since I posted.
I have a 5mx4m studio. Already got some GIK 244s +242s (not yet fixed in place) but need more acoustic treatment.

I have no diy skills, few tools and have been searching for the absolutely dead easiest and effectve way to make some rockwool panels.

having watched countless diy basstrap methods, I see that the principles are relatively simple.
I have several 2mx4m Rockwool bales. Some are 10cm thick, others 5cm.

I found this video showing how to make a frameless panel by simply placing a thin wooden sheets (same size a rockwool panel) ontop of the rockwool panel (one side) and wrapping the whole thing in fabric.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqVFKS7WN6w

In terms of acoustic effectiveness I have a thought that, for such an acoustic panel to function optimally it should allow air/sound to pass through it, even better if spaced with a gap between panel and wall.

The panel on video would restrict air flow throught the rockwool so am I right in thinking that it would be less effective than one with nothing more than breathable fabric on each side front to back and the rockwool sandwiched inside?

It appeals to me as it is dead easy, other methods I have looked at are not a lot more difficult but, due to my health issues I am looking for a method requiring minimal effort, tools and know how and achieving something that won't look rubbish next to my GIKs.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated, thanks, Pepe

Last edited by PepeLuis; 13th October 2019 at 10:03 PM.. Reason: errors