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by Rod Gervais
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Three Phase Power - Is it worth the expense?
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Which service type is better? 208Y/120 or 240 "delta" with a 120/120 center tapped phase? What are your existing needs? Equipment designed for 208 volts does not generally like 240 - and equipment designed for 240 will not appreciate 208........ Your power design should be based on the equipment yo...
by Rod Gervais
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TO#83 BBC Diffusors
Replies: 15
Views: 5763

rhythm ranch wrote:
Rod Gervais wrote:So a 1x4 is actually close to 3/4" x 3 1/2" - while a 2x4 is about 1 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Rod
Fixed
Thanks - brain fart on my part........ :)

Rod
by Rod Gervais
Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TO#83 BBC Diffusors
Replies: 15
Views: 5763

A 2x2 you buy at a typical lumber place in the states is, in fact, planed down to 1 1/2x1 1/2. This brings you to 18" total in the end. Correct - the advertised dimensions of lumber here in the States are nominal sizes related to the rough sawn conditions of the lumber at the saw mill. So a 1x4 is ...
by Rod Gervais
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bunker 2.0 in Sonic Scoop!
Replies: 8
Views: 2490

Congrats Guys, you did a fantastic job building this out......

Rod
by Rod Gervais
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Studio Build... a couple of quick questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 4195

This is a single story strip mall/office space. Concrete foundation, two outside glass walls face the streets. I'm planning on just building walls to cover them up. Probably double layers of 5/8 sheet rock with the ceiling being the same. I'm planning on a 1ft airspace between the existing construc...
by Rod Gervais
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Studio Build... a couple of quick questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 4195

Can you post some pics of the space - along with a floor plan? Also, is the 10' ceiling to the underside of the structure above - or the underside of the existing acoustic ceiling? Are you on the ground floor level or on a floor above? The ceiling part of room within room construction is not that di...
by Rod Gervais
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Space for The Bunker!
Replies: 17
Views: 5550

The new location of the Bunker is truly a great location. It's going to be a pleasure to work through the design of this space with John and Aaron. I am looking forward to this as much as they are, Congrats John, Rod Gervais GIK Acoustics Director of Education http://www.gikacoustics.com (USA) http:...
by Rod Gervais
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Covering up useless doors
Replies: 6
Views: 2485

You might be able to seal the air space around the unused doors with' backer rod' (tubular foam 'rope') found at home improvement stores for a few dollars per 20 feet of material. You could do all those doors for about $10 (US). Its used to shove in cracks when caulking to reduce the amount of caul...
by Rod Gervais
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flutter echo
Replies: 12
Views: 4040

Thanks Rod and JWL. Rod no gobos in front of drums. I put a room mic up for the first time and could really hear the flutter. I knew it was there, but didn't seem to effect my recordings.Not alot of hard objects in the areas I hear the flutter.Could be tho. I just want to get it under control to ha...
by Rod Gervais
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flutter echo
Replies: 12
Views: 4040

Yes, All mirrored reflections treated. Mixes are translating well. My concern is during recording and I really don't want to kill the room. The flutter seems to be toward the middle of the room(open area). Thanks Rod! I will cloud the ceiling. The first tune is the only one recorded in this space w...
by Rod Gervais
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flutter echo
Replies: 12
Views: 4040

Only treatment on ceiling is above mix area. Not the problem. Rod, don't know how to post pics here. http://www.myspace.com/onemindrnc/photos Thanks for replies! Are you talking about when mixing or when recording? I would get a cloud over the drums for sure - that hard ceiling is problematic (typi...
by Rod Gervais
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flutter echo
Replies: 12
Views: 4040

Re: Flutter echo

Wondering what's best to control the FE in my room. I've read various threads on the acoustics forums. 7'10" ceilings, tile floor. L shape room 23' x 34'. Super chunks in corners.Diffusion on back and one short wall. Absorption on all walls.Only on ceiling above mix area.Sounds pretty good. But bad...
by Rod Gervais
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: weird geometrical discovery
Replies: 21
Views: 7400

Re: weird geometrical discovery

Last night i stumbled across something that seems to be pretty cool. i'll describe it like a geometry proof. Proof of what? A geometric proof has to be capable of explanation - using variables....... An good example example would be a the solution for a right angle triangle (Pythagorean Theorem) - ...
by Rod Gervais
Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Does dry or humid air have a big effect on sound?
Replies: 5
Views: 2825

So you've changed the wall composition, but you're thinking humidity might be the issue? :? In a small room, almost certainly not. Maybe it's affecting acoustic guitars you keep down there, but that's as far as I'd go. If you were talking about the sound 100 feet away from the stage in a big venue ...
by Rod Gervais
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Operation: Studio G Brooklyn CHAMBER
Replies: 37
Views: 26247

Joel,

why not rent a spray rig to paint with - you could spray in one hour what it will take you 5 to paint with rollers....... just wear a tyvek suit (pick them up for almost nothing at paint stores) and a good respirator (dust masks will not help with paint fumes)

Rod