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Tue, 24 Nov 2020 23:15:36 -0800
Michel on Fixing my Small Home Studio Discussions Mon, 23 Nov 2020 01:48:01 -0800 Rur on HT in lower den... Home Theater Design We mostly listen to lower volumes, a little higher for sci-fi, action, etc...the room is in a lower den. Room is 14ft x 15ft with 8ft ceiling, and a hardwood floor. About 12 feet back at the listening area (couch) there is an open regular sized hallway to the right (listening area #1) going down to a bathroom. There's also a regular sized stairwell going up to the next level to the right of listening area #1. There's an upper opening/banister above the couch 3ft down from the ceiling (about 10 feet across). There's also a window on the wall to the left of the viewing area at listening area #2 - about 2 ft wide 4ft long. Looking to get an Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar and caught between keeping my REL HT-1003 (new in box) 10 " sub or getting an HSU ULS-15 MK2 15" sub.

1) Which would be ideal for this space and would the HSU be too much? I'm thinking I need to leave most of the solid walls and ceiling alone as per the technology the Ambeo uses to bounce sound waves (this is critical).

2) Also, please looking for some advice please on how much treatment I may need with having the Ambeo, and where in this space. 80% movies 20% music.

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 20:41:56 -0800
Marek Obuchowicz on Fixing my Small Home Studio Discussions There are various kinds of bass traps. Those made of rock wool are little effective under 100-150Hz. You need a lot of them, with really high density, depth and distance from wall/corners. 3" of wool, 1" distance from the wall isn't really a lot. I got tempted to try those cheap, corner bass traps (4 of them, 1m high, rockwool) and did measurements with REW, before/after. They did very little below 150Hz and starting from 100Hz down there was hardly any change. My room had over 20dB peak at around 100Hz and it has been reduced by no more than 2-3dB.
Personally, I think it sounded a little better than untreated room. It got more clarity in bass, but the main problem was still very present: when playing G# and D on bass synth in low octave, G# was very noticeably louder louder, i'd say "many times" (I mentioned already +20dB @ 100Hz) and it made working with mixes in this room very difficult.

Check blog
posts and youtube videos
of Denis (or other publishers) to see what options are effective for the low end. And don't be surprised, they aren't small and cheap. You need lot material or advanced technology to effectively control the force of bass sound waves.

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:16:56 -0800
Michel on Fixing my Small Home Studio Discussions So 3 floor to ceiling Bass Trap will not deal with low freq energy ... Really ?
If Bass Trap don`t deal with Low Freq What Is ?

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 09:15:00 -0800
Dennis Foley on Fixing my Small Home Studio Discussions M, None of the technology you have in your room will deal with low-frequencies.

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 05:29:55 -0800
Michel on Fixing my Small Home Studio Discussions Thanks

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 22:31:37 -0800
jsd1982 on Basement studio room Recording Studio Design Hello, first-time poster looking for advice on new construction of a dual-purpose mixing room and live room in my unfinished basement.

The room does not exist yet and is in the planning/design phase.

I have some hard constraints on how big it can be.

Primary use for the room is for mixing and recording electric guitars at a reasonable volume. Potential future uses include recording vocals and possibly acoustic drums.

Expected SPL is around 85 dB for a comfortable listening volume for mixing. Could possibly extend up to 95-100 dB for guitar/drum recording.

My primary concern is to reduce audio leakage out of the room vertically to the floor above the basement.
Horizontal leakage to other rooms in the basement is a lesser concern.

Max room dimensions: 154" x 218".

The 154" dimension is fixed; the room exists between a stairwell and a concrete wall.
The 218" dimension extends between a concrete wall and a dividing regular drywall between two rooms and can be shortened by up to 36". The adjoining room is not part of the "studio".

Total height from concrete floor to top of joists is 113".
Total height from concrete floor to bottom of joists is 101.5".
Joist height is therefore (113 - 101.5) = 11.5".

Primary questions:

1) What are the ideal room dimensions that can fit within this max space? 154" by [182 up to 218]"

2) What are my options for the ceiling? What ideal height to aim for?

3) Is it possible to install sound absorption
within the joist area? Or do I install absorbers below the joists?


Wed, 18 Nov 2020 12:41:10 -0800
Dennis Foley on Noisy neighbor! Sound Barrier Technology You must first and foremost measure the frequency and amplitude of the noise issue. We can assist you with this project. The noise design fee is 2,000 USD.

Sun, 15 Nov 2020 13:43:09 -0800
Roar Productions on this is me from my own studio Hi You all!!! Introduce Yourself hi everyone,

i've just bought the diy plan will start soon building panels.

Sun, 15 Nov 2020 07:56:38 -0800
jonoyakker on Noisy neighbor! Sound Barrier Technology Hello and thanks in advance for your help. I have a close, noisy neighbor (speech and banging doors) They are rather inconsiderate and my requests to reduce the noise have not been sufficient.

Would a wall on the property line that is constructed of metal roofing help much?

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 20:20:49 -0800
Marek Obuchowicz on Hello from Berlin Introduce Yourself Hi, I'm glad I could join this community. I live in Berlin, Germany, work as producer mostly with house and techno music. I've noticed that lots of acoustic solutions available on local markets are either very basic elements, made with construction wool or basotect. I'm glad to have found such an enthusiastic group of people, as here :)

Thu, 05 Nov 2020 13:39:52 -0800
Marek Obuchowicz on Where Europeans can buy foam material for the DIY plans? Discussions I'm going to respond, as I'm in similar situation - I'm located in Germany and really miss your products available here, Dennis.
We have in EU a lot of "Basotect" by BASF. You can see absorption
vs frequency graphs on this chart:

- please scroll down to page two.

Let me know what do you think, is building a BDA with 2x 50mm (2") Basotect G something I should consider, or is it waste of time?

Wed, 04 Nov 2020 15:17:27 -0800
tmessina on Lead sheet, lead plywood, lead sheetrock Sound Barrier Technology I would like to start a discussion of using sheets of lead, lead plywood, and/or lead sheetrock as acoustic treatment tools. If anyone has any thoughts or information could you please add them to this topic.

Sun, 01 Nov 2020 15:06:11 -0800
Dennis Foley on Acoustical measurement tools Acoustic Fields uses Calculation and Analysis Tools We have our own testing gear that has been modified to work with our carbon technology. We guarantee our room responses + - 2 dB depending on usage requirements.

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:51:34 -0700