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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:07 pm

Wonks wrote:Do the diffusers make any obvious difference?

They look lovely, so from an aesthetic viewpoint I'd say yes :lol:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:34 pm

No idea on the diffusers. When I was reading the audio handbook and doing the maths it was borderline with a room of this size. But I've probably got about 24 square feet of diffusion there (counting the rest of the bookcase and the diffuser/absorber bit) so it should be enough to make a difference, if only slightly.
I've not yet done any kind of critical listening in the room as it's still more like a carpenter's workshop than a music studio so we'll wait and see.

But yes, I think they look nice. :)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:27 pm

Oh most tasteful diffusers - like a pair of miniature skyscraper cities.

Bravo that man!


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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:41 pm

I think they're the only thing I've made that my other half actually likes the look of. :)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Folderol » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:17 pm

blinddrew wrote:I think they're the only thing I've made that my other half actually likes the look of. :)
be careful... they may disappear :lol:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:22 pm

Not that much!

Not a lot of progress on the cabinet today but on the positive side the finger is healing up nicely.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:31 am

You're not supposed to pull it that hard . . :smirk:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:47 am

Ba dum tsh!
:)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby MOF » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:04 am

sync errors can also be caused by the viewing equipment, particularly if you take audio from a TV to reproduce via a hifi system or external 'sound bar' as so many do.

I listen to 99% of TV on the built in speakers. Occasionally I’ll fire up the hi-fi but it’s an analogue connection and doesn’t cause delay issues.
The rest of the programmes are in sync’ it just seems to be archival material that’s not correctly synchronised.
A mate of mine recently bought an OLED 4k TV and sound bar and there are issues.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:38 pm

Whisper it, but I think I'm almost done...
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Folderol » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:48 pm

Oh dear. Didn't anyone tell you? A D.I.Y. project is never actually finished :lol:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:42 pm

Oh I've still got some nice lights and nameplate to make, don't worry, it's only for a given definition of 'done'.
What I won't have any excuses for is not finishing off my various projects.
Anyway, I'll 'finish' it tomorrow and post some rough sample recordings. Proper ones will follow in due course along with some REW measurements.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:22 am

The last job was building a cabinet for the computer.
Ends and sides:
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Add some left-over acoustic plasterboard for mass:
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Glue and press:
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Make a box:
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Opening front end:
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Handle and panel clips:
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Lick of paint, wheels and clips:
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Ready to go in:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:28 am

Still a bit of tidying up to do but here we go:

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But how does it sound?
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Logarhythm » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:44 am

Looks great, Drew :clap:
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Folderol » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:46 am

Looks good.
Now you need to invite people in to assess the performance and usability.
This should be a range from highly experienced mix engineers like Eddie, to laymen like... um... Me :wave:
{This latter group to simply go Ooo, and Ahh at appropriate moments} :)
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Wonks » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:53 am

I must say that a computer using 300-500W of power in a small thermally insulated enclosure with no ventilation isn't going to work for very long before achieving meltdown. :(
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:00 pm

It really doesn't seem to run that hot actually. It was in a closed cabinet before and had no issues. If it does start playing up I can always add some additional vents on the back board and stick a little fan in the enclosure.
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby blinddrew » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:04 pm

So here's how the empty shell sounded:
https://youtu.be/pJnGeDsly6M
here's how it sounds singing to the 'live' end:
https://youtu.be/t2iIhiyjm6A
And here's how it is singing to the dead end with the baffling moved and the duvet down:
https://youtu.be/7c4hKBWk6Ac
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Re: A Long List of Compromises - new music space

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:31 pm

That sound's a tad better Drew ;)
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