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Re: Hey Guys Really need some feedback on my control room

Postby Nickalpha » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:53 am

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Nickalpha wrote:Hey James thanks for the reply I can make standing treatment and i can get Owens r11 fiberglass where i am at.

It looks like r11 is fairly standard insulation which isn't really dense enough for efficient sound absorption. While it will make a room sound deader, you may also notice that it sounds a bit boomy as it may not absorb the lower midrange as well as 703 does.
Wow so i need some thing denser. i can get rockwool to buy but it's really expensive here sigh.. is there something else i can use like open cell foam, would that work
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Re: Hey Guys Really need some feedback on my control room

Postby Luke W » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:03 am

You really want to aim for something that's around the 60kg/m3 mark, foam won't be dense enough to work effectively (or at all) at the low end.

The brand isn't important though, so it's worth having a look round to see which companies have the cheapest options where you are. Something I found useful here is to look at general building suppliers as they can be priced quite a bit lower than audio/studio suppliers.
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Re: Hey Guys Really need some feedback on my control room

Postby blinddrew » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:43 am

Earthwool is the same kind of stuff and can be cheaper. But definitely try a builder's merchant, i got mine from Jewson in the UK.
Where are you based Nickalpha?
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Re: Hey Guys Really need some feedback on my control room

Postby Nickalpha » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:41 pm

Luke W wrote:You really want to aim for something that's around the 60kg/m3 mark, foam won't be dense enough to work effectively (or at all) at the low end.

The brand isn't important though, so it's worth having a look round to see which companies have the cheapest options where you are. Something I found useful here is to look at general building suppliers as they can be priced quite a bit lower than audio/studio suppliers.
Thank you Luke for your reply i am currently looking a round to see what i can find.
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Re: Hey Guys Really need some feedback on my control room

Postby Nickalpha » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:44 pm

blinddrew wrote:Earthwool is the same kind of stuff and can be cheaper. But definitely try a builder's merchant, i got mine from Jewson in the UK.
Where are you based Nickalpha?
Hey blinddrew i live in Jamaica. Earthwool is here but very expensive and i just got in touch with a place selling rockwool and it is $24usd per 2' by 4' (Each)
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Re: Hey Guys Really need some feedback on my control room

Postby blinddrew » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:49 pm

Oof! That is expensive!
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Re: Hey Guys Really need some feedback on my control room

Postby James Perrett » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:55 pm

It is worth checking the exact product spec. Owens Corning 703, Rocksil Earthwool RS60 and Rockwool RW3 are the ones to go for. Just saying Earthwool, Rockwool or Owens Corning is meaningless as they're available in all kinds of different specifications.
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Re: Hey Guys Really need some feedback on my control room

Postby Nickalpha » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:00 pm

blinddrew wrote:Oof! That is expensive!
Yeah these product are really expensive here but if that's what i have to do i wiil
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Re: Hey Guys Really need some feedback on my control room

Postby Nickalpha » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:01 pm

James Perrett wrote:It is worth checking the exact product spec. Owens Corning 703, Rocksil Earthwool RS60 and Rockwool RW3 are the ones to go for. Just saying Earthwool, Rockwool or Owens Corning is meaningless as they're available in all kinds of different specifications.
Yeah will have to go with the rockwool here it's the only thing dense enough.
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