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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Studio Support Gnome » Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:26 am

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 ?

2) Can one really get sufficient bass traping only with rock wool, without invloving some barrier mat kind of material ?

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"


2) yes, no, maybe... entirely dependent on room size and geometry , and required results... I typically combine Limp mass, broadband absorption, Perforated surface, and damped membrane designs. But I have done rooms with only broadband when necessary.... I do try not to go for highly tuned devices unless they're absolutely necessary....


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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby malhomme » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:15 pm

Thank you very much. This is indeed very helpful.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Sosabba » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:28 pm

Are these tutorials still available?

I tried clicking on the link - it takes me to the Samplecraze website but I cannot find the tutorials there (although there seems to be some excellent stuff on other topics).

Sorry if I am being dumb or missing something obvious.

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby snipsnip » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:00 pm

i also tried - looks like theyve expired.

time to unsticky this link?
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Zukan » Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:16 pm

Apologies........all back up and running now.

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

Postby Comino » Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:59 am

Max! wrote: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 ....

what is this PVA solution I don't I have ever come across it please can you help what is used for and to which store I can buy this stuff ?

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:12 pm

PVA glue is widely available form any DIY store - here are some details:

www.thistothat.com/glue/pva.shtml


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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:33 pm

Comino wrote:what is this PVA solution I don't I have ever come across it please can you help what is used for and to which store I can buy this stuff ?
It's not widely known that PVA serves the role of resin in emulsion paints. In other words emulsion paint *is* a dilute PVA solution. So just slap on some emulsion paint!

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby IvanSC » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:58 pm

Polyvinyl acrylate glue is also sold as Bondex for, among other things, prepping masonry tro receive plaster and (in my case) providing a gripping surface for rendering 150 year old granite blocks.
Smashing, versatile stuff!
I also use it for woodworking, which I believe was the original purpose for which it was marketed!
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby themn » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:44 pm

__ wrote:
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 HardSmoker » Fri May 21, 2010 4:18 pm

Wow!!
thanks,it's helping me alot!
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby dust88 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:25 pm

Hi guys,
am finding the tutorials are excellent and i am enjoying reading them.

I can find part 1 & 3 but no 2?!

if you could direct me to it, that would be great!

thanks
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Zukan » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:21 pm

Part 2

Excuse the images alignment. It's being sorted.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby dust88 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:35 pm

thanks for putting part 2 up!
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Kolakube » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:55 am

Thanks for sharing this info Zurkan.

Im considering doing my garage out to take things to the next level, Some great info here.
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