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Tube traps work after all...
Old 27th May 2003
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Tube traps work after all...

Hi all,

I am happy to report that I was able to get nice results recording in an overly live room by placing a couple of DIY tube traps strategically around the mic and sound source.

I used 10" fiber glass tube insulation capped with particle board discs and covered with fuzzy animal print fabric (Jungle Traps).

Looks nice, sounds better - I'm a happy camper.

Used it on vox and grand piano so far with great success.

Thought I'd share...

Signing off,
Oliver
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Old 27th May 2003
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can you post some details.
euuuuh, also about the lady heh
Old 27th May 2003
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Andre,

You can find detailed instructions here:

http://www.teresaudio.com/haven/traps/traps.html

I just replaced the sheet rock with particle board and made them look nice by covering them in pretty fabric.

The traps are 10" diameter and 3 ft high. I use 12 of them in 6 stacks of 2 each.

vox: 4 stacks behind the singer, 2 stacks close behind each side of the mic.

piano: 6 stacks lined up around the open lid, mic 10" above the hammers at a 45deg angle facing down and back

Details about the girl: http://www.laurengifford.com


Cheers,

Oliver
Old 27th May 2003
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Oliver;

Nice of you to share this info! Your Tube traps look great. If you don't mind me asking, how much did this project set you back?

Thanks

M-O-M.
Old 27th May 2003
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M-O-M,

$150.- for 12xKnauff tube insolation 8"
$25.- a guy from work made the fiber board discs for me
$10.- liquid nails
$110.- fabric at Hobby Lobby
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$295.- plus about 4 hours of fun in the garage with my wife


Cheers,
Oliver
Old 27th May 2003
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Beats the hell out of the ASC price!heh
Old 28th May 2003
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Depends on the wife................
Old 28th May 2003
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Re: Tube traps work after all...

My assistant an I were checkin' out the pic like "Dammmmmn, look at them tube traps", then both realized what studio dorks we are. The website(s) will come in handy later as I plan on building some myself if I ever get the time. Sometimes I think I should start really sucking my mixes up so people DON'T want to work with me.
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