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building a home studio on a student budget
Old 13th September 2011
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building a home studio on a student budget


basically im looking at creating a environment i can record in at my student flat (so any reconstruction to the room is not really a possibility as i don't think my landlord would be keen)

some of the problems are firstly the room its very lively with either pasterboard walls or one brick one which my kit is facing, another is part of the room give a real quick reverb creating an almost robot like sound, i can't do any form of reconstruction and also my funds are limited due to the fact im a student living in london

at the moment my set up looks like this

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think that link should work (the last photos are how my kit is currently)

any advise would be much appreciated

Old 13th September 2011
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Glenn Kuras's Avatar
Set up correctly, bass traps and panels for reflections. See more here
Acoustic Primer. GIK Acoustics. Acoustic Panels and Bass Traps.
Old 14th September 2011
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find a cheap deal on mineral wool with the correct airflow resistance (5 p-whatsitscalled?) for traps/broadband absorbers at least 30cm deep.
Give up as much space as you can for those. It will greatly improve, making the sound more dry and tighter.
This will be the cheapest way. You can pack the wool into thin foil and then cover it anyway you like. Don´t get too much, maybe you find that just a few absorbers will be decent for you.
Corners react very well on treatment.
Don´t forget the ceiling!
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