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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:26 am    Post subject: Control Room treatment Reply with quote

So I'm completely done with my terrible, ghetto un-fabulous control room treatment. I went with an angled wall of Tectum and it's been nothing but terrible.

So I ordered the 703 from ATS and made the trip to Home Depot for wood for frames. Also enough 2"x2" furring strips to make 4 Skyline diffusers.
My only concern is placement. Here's what I'll end up with:

3 - 2'x4' broadband absorbers
6 - 1'x4' broadband absorbers
4 - 1.5' Skyline diffusers

...and here's what I'm thinkin'.





All of the blue stuff is 4" 703.

Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, Not done yet, but here's most of the panels up (I have 2 left). What have I learned? Mounting blows chunks. Big ones. I like Ethan's setup much better.

Skyline diffusors are still in the works. Finished one, have 3 left to go, plus painting.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great, Sean. Hard to believe, but I think your control room is even tighter than mine! Looks like a very similar situation to mine, with the HVAC duct all up in the hizzle. Too late now, but I ripped the drops from my frames in half at a 30-or-so degree angle, and used them as french cleats. Still a pain in the ass, but once I got a system down, it went pretty fast. Plus they're concealed behind the panel, and stay nice and level.

Let us know how it sounds!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh... yeah - the control room is horribly small - about 8' x 12'. 3 people in there and you really notice if anybody didn't shower. The french cleats would have been a great idea. I might go that route for the diffusors when I get them finished.

I did a quick listen and it sounds 100% better than before. The bass doesn't disappear if you move your head a foot either side. It has been almost impossible to work out a mix with someone else in the room because everybody was hearing something different. Hopefully with the front-facing corner panels and the front diffusors, I'll be in good shape.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

btw... are the front diffusors a stupid idea? I already have 2" of 703 on that wall. Not nearly as good as the 4" panels, but better than nothing, and I'll have the top corner of the wall straddled with panels anyway. If I'm not going to get any benefit from the diffusors, I'll put them into the live room. It's much larger, but still a bit boxier sounding than I'd like.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:19 am    Post subject: btw... are the front diffusors a stupid idea? Reply with quote

"btw... are the front diffusors a stupid idea?"


What I have read suggests that diffusion only starts to be effective somewhere around 12 feet away from the ears. So a small room that doesn't have even 12 feet of clearance to begin with, it won't get you the scatter that you would like.


Wes Lachot gives a better and more accurate description in this thread:
http://recording.org/studio-construction-forum/11767-diffusion-vs-absorption-small-control-room.html

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sean

looks good! My control room is just slightly larger than yours (10 x 13). AS I have a window (into the studo) in front I chose to put 12 x 24" angled trababove mych of the windows (lights...) and extend the "cloud" from it.

I try and limit to one "listener (and if two I make them rotate from sitting directly behind me)

If you've diffusion/baffles/panels behind you, I'd (IMHO) use the 2" in the big room

my 2 cents Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2" in front of me and the blue 4" panels behind me with windows on left & right to live room and control room. I think you guys are right... I'm going to put them in the bigger live room. One left to build then painting. I've been slackin' lately Smile
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