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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

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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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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby VocalBoothToGo » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:03 pm

This is great. Not enough people understand how easy and inexpensive it is to put together a sound treatment setup that is much more than adequate
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby MIke Sorensen » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:12 pm

Good advice here for when starting out as whatever you can do to mitigate the inherent problems of any room is important. I guess it all depends to what level you expect to take the recordings but to get started definitely worth following most of these points.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby simplesound » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:39 am

Good stickie! To add to this thread, there is an interesting interview on the topic of acoustic treatment here:

Acoustic Treatments for home studios
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby scindapsus » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:38 am

thanks for the Tutorial!
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby niallharp » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:29 pm

Links broken again.
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby ef37a » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:09 am

IvanSC wrote: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!

I think you mean the ACETATE Ive'?

There is an PV acrylate glue but it seems to belong to the superglue family.

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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby ef37a » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:11 am

stefano thf wrote: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 DanKruger » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:48 pm

Zukan wrote: Part 2

Excuse the images alignment. It's being sorted.


Thank you for part 2, Zukan. The link works fine and the information you provided in both parts is profound!
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby Zack Burnet » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:48 am

Hey guys , just notice this new thread , thanks for the tutorial .... :headbang: :headbang:
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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

Postby zenguitar » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:13 am

Zack Burnet wrote:Hey guys , just notice this new thread , thanks for the tutorial .... :headbang: :headbang:

Zack...

I saw you also posted in another sticky on the forums promoting your web site.

Here's a handy hint....

This thread is EIGHT years old. Hardly a 'new' thread by any definition. So, if I may quote you..

Zack Burnet wrote: :headbang: :headbang:


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