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Can I have a carpet in a bedroom studio?
Old 10th June 2019
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Can I have a carpet in a bedroom studio?

I dunno how to call this room mixing, mastering or whatever, what I'm doing is rap beats. So the question is is it ok to have most of the floor covered and how thick is it allowed to be? Are there any kinds of tests I could do to get a precise conclusion?
Old 10th June 2019
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I have never seen a carpet recommended here. What is your floor made of? Conrete? Wood?
Old 11th June 2019
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Carpets are not recommended. However... in my own experience, they don't make a big difference either. So I wouldn't sweat it too much

I had a carpet fitted in my own room before I found out that that it's not such a good idea. Luckily I had taken some acoustic measurements before the carpet was fitted, and when I compared these to measurements taken afterwards the difference was negligible. Of course that's specific to my room and is probably effected by the type of carpet (mine is quite thin/standard, not a deep shagpile!).

If I can find the REW data showing the 'before/after' comparison I'll post it here.
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I have never seen a carpet recommended here. What is your floor made of? Conrete? Wood?
It's linoleum and pretty ugly one. So I really want to cover it and though that it might even be beneficial.
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Originally Posted by Skol303 View Post
Carpets are not recommended. However... in my own experience, they don't make a big difference either. So I wouldn't sweat it too much

I had a carpet fitted in my own room before I found out that that it's not such a good idea. Luckily I had taken some acoustic measurements before the carpet was fitted, and when I compared these to measurements taken afterwards the difference was negligible. Of course that's specific to my room and is probably effected by the type of carpet (mine is quite thin/standard, not a deep shagpile!).

If I can find the REW data showing the 'before/after' comparison I'll post it here.
Do you know how thick is it? I thought of getting the thinnest possible I can find. You say the difference is negligible but still was not a good idea, why?

Anyhow, I see a lot of studios have carpets. Must be some reason in it?
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