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Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:58 pm
by gregwar
so here are my "before" room measurements from 12/2015:

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here are the sound absorption coefficients from the roxul safe n' sound marketing materials:

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here is a rough drawing of my room size:

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i have no idea what i'm doing :like:

Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:47 pm
by ElectricPuppy
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Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:15 pm
by ClavAnother
I think you should use a different room.

Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:19 pm
by ClavAnother
You mileage may verily

Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:27 pm
by gregwar
i started a thread on the gs acoustics forum: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/studio- ... iated.html

glenn from gik suggested rotating my desk 90 degrees to have the longer throw behind the speakers instead of facing the longer wall. i did consider it when i installed my desk last summer but it would be kinda tight with the door.

it might be worth a shot. maybe i'll wait until i build some bass traps so i can instal them in the corners before i block them off with the desk

Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:56 am
by Purity_Control
If it makes you feel any better, I once rejigged my studio into a killer layout, until I realised I actually couldn't get into my wardrobe anymore. :grin: :freak:

Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:24 pm
by christianrock
You might consider good quality headphones also, to check your mixes... that's what I ended up doing once I had to move to the unfinished part of my basement. I am not opposed to using headphones, honestly, I think they can be flat enough to mix on. But I'm not a pro...

Anyway, this year we'll move, and the wife doesn't want a basement in our new house (she wants a nice flat backyard instead). So I will probably have to move to a smaller area wherever I can find. Most homes have a small office area and that's probably where my stuff will go (whatever I can fit...).

Anyway, here's a bass trap.

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Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:58 am
by gregwar
well i got 3 more super serious bass traps for corners off of the local kijiji

the guy said its 4" super dense rock board foam at 8 lb/ft3:
http://www.roxul.com/products/commercia ... +rockboard

so now my corners are pretty much covered. i might get a diffuser/cloud thing too i msg'd the guy to see if its still available

PICS !!

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aaaand a monolith !1one!!

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the room sounds much better than it did but i might still do the whole desk rotation thing

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Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:30 pm
by Plink Floyd
Nice! :like:

But Dude: I'm not sure ur using teh rite tools for A-weighted sound measurements.

Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:15 pm
by gregwar
:confuse: plink r u talking about the bowflex weights ? lol

for measurements I was using my condenser mic and a software demo. I have learned of 'waterfall' graphs too and might try to make sum next time I get the mic setup for tests


my next project has been looking for cheap "diy" speaker iso/decoupler things. I've been reading about mass and springs and prefer when the gurus just post links to shops lol

so apparently soborthane is very good at isolating vibrations. the duro rating and size of the pads/domes combine to form a weight rating sweet spot:

- my yamaha hs-80m speakers are ~25lb each
- 1.5" diameter sorbothane hemisphere pads @ 30 duro are rated for 4-7lbs each
- 4 pads under my speakers will get me closest to my weight and are only $20/4 pack

http://www.isolateit.com/hemispheres/so ... mp-on.html

Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:08 am
by gregwar
now that i'm getting "back on the horse" in 2017 i plugged in my mic and did a sound demo. Its way more dry and clear now that the sound treatment is up in the mic area

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i'm quite pleased with this !! :drink:

we've done a few beats so far so now the rubber will have to hit the road. hopefully we'll either get guest rappers or i might have to put together coherent lyrics.

i never really stopped writing stuff but its so scatter brained with some notes on my phone written over many months. they don't flow or anything or even rhyme as sometimes its just track ideas.

Re: DIY Bass Traps

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:42 pm
by christianrock
gregwar wrote:now that i'm getting "back on the horse" in 2017 i plugged in my mic and did a sound demo. Its way more dry and clear now that the sound treatment is up in the mic area

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i'm quite pleased with this !! :drink:

we've done a few beats so far so now the rubber will have to hit the road. hopefully we'll either get guest rappers or i might have to put together coherent lyrics.

i never really stopped writing stuff but its so scatter brained with some notes on my phone written over many months. they don't flow or anything or even rhyme as sometimes its just track ideas.


I approve of this :smoke: Nothing like getting back into the gist of it.