|Originally posted by danieldavid |
Thank you Joel.
How do you feel about the common practice of damping front and rear walls only? I've worked in a few studios set up this way, but the walls were 100% covered in acoustic foam, front and rear, but with nothing on the sides. The rooms were not asymetrical. I've also seen some instalations where damping is installed in small 1x1' panels spaced about the wall, with occasional basstraps.
I do not have any working experience with this, but im looking to get a pretty neutral sounding room, i dont have to worry about glass, but materials are an issue, normal gypsum walls and a concrete floor with carpet over. If anyone has advice for me, or people looking to build a studio in general please post it.
If you're really short on money for acousting, the most important thing would be to have acoustic foam / plates placed between the mixing point and the monitoring to avoid the worst reflections coming from the walls, and the same goes with the roof of course. It's good to have the back end of your room acousted too, but it doesn't count that much as the walls.
If you have some money to spend on it, you can always build a floating floor and possibly a floating roof too, and there are probably lots of instructions in the web for building floating floors. We'd need to build a floating floor for ourselves since our floor is relatively thin and it rumbles a bit while playing out loud. However we haven't had time, money and interest for it yet. The same goes for basstraps.. there's a picture I draw of a nice building instruction for a powerful bass-trap (designed by Ethan Winer) available on my site too, at Docs & Files -> Acousting. Such traps are cheap to build and small to place in your studio, and I've heard they're powerful on killing those standing waves. I wish I only had more money for progressing with the workshop
- J. Kalsi / www.joelkalsi.com