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DIY GOBO Suggestions

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I'm looking to build a couple gobos for my studio, and I have two of these heavy-duty rolling grids which measure 48in wide x 57in tall.

Any suggestions as to construction? I am thinking of building the same wood frame panels, filled with rockwool, covered with Guilford, which I am currently building for my walls and anchoring them to the grid on both sides. I'm just unsure of the depth that would work best and if I need to isolate the boxes from the grid behind with neoprene or mlv?

Thanks,
Christina
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Old 3 weeks ago
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Any suggestions as to construction? I am thinking of building the same wood frame panels, filled with rockwool, covered with Guilford, which I am currently building for my walls and anchoring them to the grid on both sides.
I would have made the same suggestion you have.

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I'm just unsure of the depth that would work best and if I need to isolate the boxes from the grid behind with neoprene or mlv?
If you are wanting gobos that simply help reduce unwanted reflections there is no need to do any moew than you are thinking of doing. If you want gobos that will assist in providing a bit of isolation between players then add a sheet of plasterboard, MDF or OSB to the metal frame and then add the two traps as you are planning to do. There is no need to isolate your traps from the frame.
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Thanks for the response, Starlight. Since I am trying to make the most of every square foot in the studio, I think I will add the layer of OSB or MDF. Then, I'm thinking I'll build one side of the gobos to be mostly absorptive, and the other side to be a combination of absorptive and diffusive. That will hopefully give me more sound sculpting options.
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