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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby JH Brandt » Sat May 28, 2016 4:11 am

I have recently been making weekly videos about studio building.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmA...g-0KA6AxYJm-Pg

Please subscribe and let me know of any subjects that you would like covered.

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Jorge » Sat May 28, 2016 1:30 pm

The links are still broken. I remember having looked at them years ago and finding some of the information useful. Is there any chance of resuscitating the links one more time? There may also be some new information from the past few years that we could add.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Martin Walker » Tue May 31, 2016 2:55 pm

Jorge wrote:This thread is approaching its tenth birthday. The links are currently broken. I remember having looked at them years ago and finding some of the information useful.
Zukan, is there any chance of resuscitating the links one more time? There may also be some new information from the past few years that we could add.

Hi Jorge,

I've just waded through the entire thread and edited the links to Zukan's 3-part Acoustic Treatment tutorials. There are a couple of other links to now long-gone SOS forum threads that didn't survive the 10-year cull, but I've amended the text accordingly as well.

Here's to another ten years! :beamup:


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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Jorge » Tue May 31, 2016 11:22 pm

Martin, thank you, much appreciated. I had forgotten how very useful the series was, and now that I am upgrading my bales-of-rockwool bass traps to try to smooth out the bass a bit more, I will go through it again.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:49 pm

My pleasure - it's a useful resource that needed tweaking ;)


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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby plodsmeade » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:27 pm

Martin/Zukan, the links seem to be broken again, are they no longer available?
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:46 pm

plodsmeade wrote:Martin/Zukan, the links seem to be broken again, are they no longer available?
cheers

I'll ask Zukan directly, but I so know he has created and posting a host of new production tutorials over the last year, and these acoustic ones were originally posted over ten years ago, so perhaps they have finally fallen down the back of the sofa never to be seen again ;)


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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:54 pm

Samplecraze DIY Acoustics – The Home Studio Parts 1, 2 & 3

I have tracked down the text of all three parts in the Wayback Machine archive, although sadly the associated photos have not survived:

https://web.archive.org/web/20061024215 ... orialID=28

https://web.archive.org/web/20061024220 ... orialID=29

https://web.archive.org/web/20061024220 ... orialID=30


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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby plodsmeade » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:35 pm

Thanks Martin that's great, they may be old but here's hoping physics hasn't changed too much in the intervening period...
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby plodsmeade » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:08 pm

...although having now read them there isn't any physics! (by design I should point out). Useful and funny tutorials. Zukan, did it work well, and what became of it?
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Elephone » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:45 pm

Studio Support Gnome wrote:
malhomme wrote: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 ?

1) if you can easily breathe through it when stretched tight across your mouth... it's a fair bet.... the most commonly used in the UK and Europe is probably Interface fabrics "Cara".

Max

I was thinking of burlap (sack cloth).... broad fibres and cheap as chips, literally... it's used for potato sacks. Doesn't a coat of dilute PVA affect the frequency absorption?
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:49 pm

Cara is slightly stretchy which makes it much easier to do a neat job covering the panels. It is more expensive but I'm glad I didn't try to do it on the cheap as the finished job looks great.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Elephone » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:54 pm

...actually, it depends where you look anyway. Burlap's considered a 'craft' material now, so you can get ripped right off! Cheers.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Wonks » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:56 pm

Elephone wrote:Doesn't a coat of dilute PVA affect the frequency absorption?

It is a dilute mist coat, just enough to hold the external fibres in place, whilst not enough to close up any pores in the material.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Elephone » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:14 pm

Wonks wrote:
Elephone wrote:Doesn't a coat of dilute PVA affect the frequency absorption?

It is a dilute mist coat, just enough to hold the external fibres in place, whilst not enough to close up any pores in the material.

I might just do that for now then until I get some fabric offered. The fabric to cover them will cost far more than the nine 120 x 60 panels, and I need to buy plasterboard to block a door. Fabric seems to cost more than when people made it by hand.

Maybe net curtain material.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:23 pm

We've used black plastic weed-surpression material for a couple of Studio SOS jobs. It's a bit utilitarian, but dirt cheap (see what I did there?) , readily available in local garden stores, easy to use, and with enough stretch to make a tidy job.

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Elephone » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:37 pm

Thanks! Does some rockwool come in hard lightweight foam slabs? I saw some on a skip and wondered if that's rockwool or some other heating insulation material.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:21 pm

Elephone wrote:Does some rockwool come in hard lightweight foam slabs? I saw some on a skip and wondered if that's rockwool or some other heating insulation material.

No. Rockwool looks more like Weetabix! It's a fibrous material. What you're describing sounds like a closed-cell foam slab used for heat insulation in cavity walls... which is of no use acoustically.

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby James Perrett » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:32 am

If you want some cheap fabric try decorators' dust sheets. They don't look as neat as Cara but seem to work OK.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:44 am

I used dust sheets on the back if my panels and it works pretty well. As James says it doesn't look as nice as Cara though and it is not quite as easy to use for some reason.
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