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  • Bapuhao
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    Acoustic treatment
    What would be the best and sheapest way to attenuate reverbation ( low-mid-high frequencies) in a room 10*12*8 for a mic. Is it bettter if I do an homemade booth with acoustic pannels for the mic or is it better to put pannels on walls and ceiling? Thank you
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  • GaryHiebner
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    Joined: May 6th, 2007
    Re: Acoustic treatment
    Hi mpv_user_235663 Iven. When you say the room is 10*12*8 is this in feet? Is this the same room your computer and monitors are in, or is it a separate room?
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  • Bapuhao
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    Joined: Apr 13th, 2013
    Re: Acoustic treatment
    Yes it is by feet and the computer and the monitors are in the same room.
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  • GaryHiebner
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    Re: Acoustic treatment
    The simplest and cheapest way is to pile a whole lot of mattresses around you. This will 'deaden' the sound so there are no reverberations being recorded. Alternatively you can look at building homemade bass traps, diffusers and absorption panels for your room. All depends on what your budget is. If you wish to build your own acoustic treatment. Definitely start looking at filling the absorption panels and bass traps with rockwool. This is a great insulating and absorption material. Or you could look at Auralex's acoustic treatment products: [url]http://www.auralex.com[/url]
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  • Bapuhao
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    Joined: Apr 13th, 2013
    Re: Acoustic treatment
    I wouldn'y mind to invest about 200$ and I know it isn't much but it is mainly for one mic. I looked on Auralex website and they don't have a price list so it's probably expensive but I will call or write them. In construction they use some foam pannels to insulate the floors so I don't know if that could do the job. I guess that you don't have to cover all surfaces from ceiling and wall with that stuff? thank you for the info
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  • GaryHiebner
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    Re: Re: Acoustic treatment
    Do you have any carpeting in the room on the floor. This usually helps quite a bit. Hard surface definitely don't help with the reverberations. Soft materials help absorb the sound such as carpets and heavy curtains. Also parallel walls create standing waves which don't help either. So you want to break up some of the parallels walls. So think of ways that you can place panels to break this up. Its doesn't have to be too complicated. Even book shelves help. They break up the space and act as a diffusor. Take a look at the following tutorials to get some great advice of building a studio and acoustic treatment. The advice may go out of your budget, but you'll definitely pick up some handy tips on what you can do. [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/thestudioedge101-planning-a-recording-studio[/url] [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/thestudioedge-103-case-study-the-home-studio[/url] [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/thestudioedge102-constructing-and-fine-tuning-your-studio[/url]
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  • Bapuhao
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    Joined: Apr 13th, 2013
    Re: Acoustic treatment
    Hey! that's very fine for me. I will surely look at these tutorials. Thank you very much again.
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