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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying my first house - a perfectly little music bungalow Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:45 pm    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote

VVV and MRC — I appreciate it. I hope that I do nearly as nice work in the audio realm once I get moved into the space upstairs.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:06 am    Post subject: and we have console! Reply with quote

Boy am I glad to have this out of the basement!


Cutting the curved top to hug the console was tricky & required a few passes with the jig-saw & sander


sinking the console into the desk feels pretty good — I think I got a really ergonomic working height.

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norton
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: Buying my first house - a perfectly little music bungalow Reply with quote

Looks great! Really stinking great!

But you are going to want to seriously decouple your speakers from that shelf. Evil low end rumbling mud will want to live there and pollute your ears.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying my first house - a perfectly little music bungalow Reply with quote

Also, I detect a distinct lack of lava lamp. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:05 am    Post subject: Fear not — I got pads Reply with quote

Oh, Norton... Thanks! & I have a pair of Auralex MoPads in a box... just haven't finished unpacking. Good lookin' out, though!

VVV — I'll get right on that lamp issue.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:47 pm    Post subject: Basking in the majesty!! Reply with quote

Getting some Auralex up on the walls + my RPG diffusor panels.


And the control-room section is now done (pending any final tweaks that seem needed after more critical listening:



And one truly important finishing touch...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying my first house - a perfectly little music bungalow Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Buying my first house - a perfectly little music bungalow Reply with quote

Not trying to be a downer........but It's almost a shame to put foam like that up in your space. You've got diy skills....I'd strongly suggest looking into pressure based limp mass (membrane) low end absorbers.

The Aurelex stuff really only excels at softening up highs...which is easy to do. None of their products can extend down into useful target zones that small rooms all suffer from. (Sub 100hz).

Also RPGs are fantastic, but may not be necessary or crucial to your newly finished space. Your angled ceiling walls are already dispersing sound in a very different way than parallel walls do.

Have you looked into room eq wizard or fuzzmeasure? Always a good idea to get a picture of what's happening in your space, acoustically speaking... Then you can specifically tackle the specific issues that are unique to your space.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying my first house - a perfectly little music bungalow Reply with quote

At the very least, make a cd or mp3 or whatever of some test tones and blast them out your monitors at your monitoring level and move around your room. It is incredibly illuminating. Acoustically. Start low. You can use a flat mic to monitor the sound levels visually too.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:12 pm    Post subject: All good thoughts! Reply with quote

I sincerely appreciate the input & especially so when it's a possible downer. I'd love to avoid as many mistakes as possible. I'm likely nowhere near done with the treatment of the room. Finding a way to get to get better wide-band absorption in my limited available space is definitely on deck. I'll be doing some sweeps & burst tests. I have a friend who works in acoustics, (he gave me the RPG in trade for some work) and I'll have him shoot the room a bit with his RTA etc...

I've been doing some listening up here and so far... I'm quickly spotting my nodes/antinodes.

Any advice / links to DIY absorber projects would be totally awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Buying my first house - a perfectly little music bungalow Reply with quote

norton wrote:
Not trying to be a downer........but It's almost a shame to put foam like that up in your space. You've got diy skills....I'd strongly suggest looking into pressure based limp mass (membrane) low end absorbers.


Is this EPDM roofing material the same stuff you're talking about in those limp mass absorbers? It seems really affordable for a DIY project. I did a quick "ask-jeeves" and found a GearSlutz thread about making absorbers with that stuff & a couple searches later found that by the roll.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Buying my first house - a perfectly little music bungalow Reply with quote

You can use Epdm..... Generally I use mlv for this purpose. But any membrane with some weight to it will be beneficial.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:38 am    Post subject: Cool, thanks! Reply with quote

Great — I'll look into it. A buddy of mine might split a roll of something with me  we'll probably team up to make some traps / baffle-boxes
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:45 am    Post subject: Had leftovers Reply with quote

So, there was a bunch of Oak Plywood & quarter-round oak trim left over from my desktop... and I sorta ran out of rack room in the desk itself... since I recently acquired some dbx compressors, I made a side-car. —  later this week I'll put some feet together for it and have it at a mostly face-up angle.






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