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Post by 30Peak » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:53 pm

I keep a bucket of rags right next to the tape deck for just such reasons.

True story.

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Post by Bro Shark » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:30 pm

Paranoid sounds awesome to me.

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Post by johnchuckalumba » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:46 am

Teacher's Pet wrote:Image
The tiles on the wall, is this regular perforated sheet board or a specific diameter ?plus.. is this a type of helmholtz resonator? saw one one an old picture of keith moon in the studio.. drums sound great.. does anyone know any details on this device?
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Post by biasvoltage » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:10 am

That looks like just plain old-school 12" ceiling tiles to me. I really want to do up my studio in them, and they are still available:

http://www.silentsource.com/ceilings-ac-woodfiber.html

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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:26 am

yeah those are just ceiling tiles. not really what you want for the studio as they only absorb frequencies around the speech area (high mids), which are not likely to be nearly the problem that low mids and low end are. you're much better off with loads of 703.

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Post by biasvoltage » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:51 pm

True, true. I dp think a combination would be the ticket. And in every old 60s picture I see of a recording studio, the walls are at least partially covered in those tiles. Like United/Western, Gold Star, Columbia NY, etc etc... It's by far the coolest looking acoustic treatment. It worked fine for that Sabbath session!

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Post by Aj » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:26 pm

I completely agree that they are the coolest. Please, someone justify their meager acoustic properties so I can get a box! I already have a 12 x 12" grid ceiling.

Especially these, with the offset holes - retro awesome:

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Post by Nick Sevilla » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:07 am

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:yeah those are just ceiling tiles. not really what you want for the studio as they only absorb frequencies around the speech area (high mids), which are not likely to be nearly the problem that low mids and low end are. you're much better off with loads of 703.
And that might be the secret of why the vocals would sit well in the mix... the instruments had less of those frequencies... hmmmmmm....
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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:45 am

i have maybe a hundred of those tiles in the few spots in my loft where the drop ceiling remains. any of y'all are welcome to them, but you have to come and remove them yourself, get rid of all the nasty old insulation behind them, and replace them with some nice fresh sheetrock. which you will also be installing, mudding, taping, and painting yourself. i will be sitting nearby the entire time, not helping at all but expecting you to continually regale me with interesting stories and anecdotes from your life.

first come first served!

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Post by Aj » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:54 am

noeqplease wrote:And that might be the secret of why the vocals would sit well in the mix... the instruments had less of those frequencies... hmmmmmm....
That's all the justification I need! I'm getting rid of my OC703 tomorrow!

They look so cool I'm almost serious.
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Post by ott0bot » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:22 am

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:i have maybe a hundred of those tiles in the few spots in my loft where the drop ceiling remains. any of y'all are welcome to them, but you have to come and remove them yourself, get rid of all the nasty old insulation behind them, and replace them with some nice fresh sheetrock. which you will also be installing, mudding, taping, and painting yourself. i will be sitting nearby the entire time, not helping at all but expecting you to continually regale me with interesting stories and anecdotes from your life.

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Post by dsw » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:32 am

wait, you guys are all kidding right?

I need to start drinking coffee again.

here and I thought egg cartons were the thing.
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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:45 am

i'm drinking enough coffee for both of us and i can't believe these guys think those crappy ceiling tiles look cool.

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Post by biasvoltage » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:20 am

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:i'm drinking enough coffee for both of us and i can't believe these guys think those crappy ceiling tiles look cool.
I also think Falcon station wagons, avocado green appliances and old Sonor teardrop drumsets look cool. So, basically, anything a normal person thinks is uncool is right up my alley.

You're of course right about the 703.

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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:30 am

this thing is so ugly it is almost cool, i'll give ya that.

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