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DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Zukan » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:02 am

For those who are interested in conducting a home studio DIY acoustic treatment project for under a £1000, pls read my newly upladed tutorials.
I best just put the link to the thread in another sub-forum (now unfortunately long-gone).

If this is in breach of forum rules, mods pls delete or move.

Thnx and I hope you enjoy the tutorials. Part 1 here.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:13 pm

I think that is a useful and helpful line, Zukan. Thanks

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby PrinceXizor » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:17 pm

Just noticed the new thread. Thanks for the info Zukan!

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Zukan » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:43 pm

Thnx.

For those who have been following these tutorials, here is Part 3

Hope you enjoy it.

Thnx

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby EGAM » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:08 pm

Zukan,

You know what should be nice:

Those Super Chunks are called SSC which is shortened for Studiotips Super Chunks.

That design originated from there and are measured by Auralex as a Courtesy to Studiotips. Also Jeff and the moderators agreed on that name in honor of Dan the owner, who made it indirect possible, by investing personal money and energy.
Studiotips has no income whatsoever.

You don't remove part of the original name.
SSC not SC
Studiotips Super Chunks, not Super Chunks

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby __ » Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:51 pm

Zukan wrote:Thnx.

For those who have been following these tutorials, here is Part 3

Hope you enjoy it.

Thnx

Z


You do realise youre going to wake up one morning sober, look round, phone up Max and say "what the feck have you done to my house!?"
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Zukan » Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:03 am

EGAM wrote:Zukan,

You know what should be nice:

Those Super Chunks are called SSC which is shortened for Studiotips Super Chunks.

That design originated from there and are measured by Auralex as a Courtesy to Studiotips. Also Jeff and the moderators agreed on that name in honor of Dan the owner, who made it indirect possible, by investing personal money and energy.
Studiotips has no income whatsoever.

You don't remove part of the original name.
SSC not SC
Studiotips Super Chunks, not Super Chunks

Warm regards
Eric

Interesting.

Had no idea this is what they are called.

Max and I have referred to them as Super Chunks.

Might amend the tutorials when I get the chance.

Thnx for pointing that out.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:24 am

The discussion regarding the origin of the so-called SSC is being discussed separately in another thread, (now unfortunately long-gone).
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby stefano thf » Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:29 am

oh that terrific rockwool....do you know if there's any equivalent but less dangerous material with such good specifications for building a cheap basstrap?

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Steve Hill » Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:55 am

Rockwool is NOT dangerous. Search the forum. There have been many discussions about it.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby stefano thf » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:07 pm

uhmm i tried but nothing.. i found http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/hlthef/finemineral.html this, and even if it's not PROVEN to be dangerous, it's classified as POSSIBLY dangerous. well, many things are supposed to be, but i confess i'm quite scared about that in particular...asbestos is still used in the US, while we know what it has done here in europe..

- even if http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwool#Safety_of_material seems to say it's not. whew...



by the way, returning to acoustics - is there any alternative then? :?
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Studio Support Gnome » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:00 pm

rigid fibreglass slabs work as an alternative...

rockwool IS safe PROVIDED that it is wrapped in acoustic material such that surface fibre shedding can't take place easily... or at all..... i usually also recommend a light treatment of a dilute PVA solution to fix the outer fibres in place ....

if it wasn't safe i wouldn;t use it.


but it MUST be borne in mind that the fine loose fibres DO pose a health risk unless dealt with as suggested above....

the material isn;t a carcinogen in and of itself... but the fine fibres can cause damage to the bronchial tubes and smaller air passages in the lungs , long term unprotected exposure leading to a build up of scar tissue where you need it the least........ and this is where the problems start......

sensible precautions for those handling it raw and often, and sensible precautions for installed devices using it, is all that's required to nullify these risks.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby The Red Bladder » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:40 pm

if it wasn't safe i wouldn;t use it.


Someone told me it leads to sudden and violent attacks of facial hair.

Is this true?
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby malhomme » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:21 pm

I'd like to sort of jump on the thread to ask for a little enlighment.
I mean, I am into the process of constructing my studio out of an old (small) staple (staples ?).
Anyway.
These DIY stuff are exactly what I need nad I try to find as much as I can to help design my future "homeplace" as I'd like it to be.
Although there tons of question, I'd like to know two things

1) How choose the fabric to cover the whole trap ? These explanations don't tell that much Sometimes it is said that it must be acoustically neutral. How can one know ?

2) Can one really get sufficient bass traping only with rock wool, without invloving some barrier mat kind of material ?
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Studio Support Gnome » Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:21 am

The Red Bladder wrote:
if it wasn't safe i wouldn;t use it.


Someone told me it leads to sudden and violent attacks of facial hair.

Is this true?

try using a mirror andy


:lol:
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