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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:25 pm 
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"I'll bet it looks even better in person -- the flash on the camera is probably illuminating the timber behind the screen, and you probably can't see it at all under normal lighting conditions!"

Actually, you CAN see the framing through the cloth even under normal lighting. :shock: The cloth is temporary until the Guilford of Maine stuff comes in. My wife suggested using some weed cloth she had to hold in the rockwool during the wait. I remembered reading something about that awhile ago here on the forum and thought it was a great idea.

Here's a couple more pics of the progress.

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Yeah that is sharp. :)

I am sure the bottom has tightend up quite a bit. :)

Imaging I am sure is wide open....

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Listening Test: First Impressions

- bottom end is tighter
- imaging is clearer
- drums sound clearer, more defined in mixes
- able to hear clearer at lower volumes than before
- room sounds quieter without music playing, louder & tighter with less effort when music played
- less fatigue/more enjoyment in listening to mixes!

I am really pleased :D with the improvements from just a month ago, and am looking forward to continued improvements as the rest of the treatments go in. (bass hangers in lower half of front absorber, side absorbers next)

Thank you John, Steve, Aaron, Bryan, Keith for all of your help and encouragement!

Aloha! 8)


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Just wondering...what are YOU guys listening to for reference tracks/recordings?

- drums
- bass
- acoustic guitars
- acoustic pianos
- male/female/group vocals
- acoustic rock genre
- r & b genre
- outstanding mixes

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Min Condition/Earth Wind & Fire - drums
Maxwell (1st album) / Earth Wind & Fire / Amy Grant (80's) - bass
Phil Keaggy / Pat Metheny - acoustic guitars
Joe Sample / Classical - acoustic pianos
Luther, EWF, Mint Condition, Brandy, Monica, and so on........ - male/female/group vocals
John Mayer - acoustic rock genre
Earth Wind & Fire / BabyFace Productions / ALL Old School / Eric Benet, etc...... - r & b genre
Jon Gass / Mick Gauzouski / Steve Hodge / Bruce Swedien / Tony Mazerati / - outstanding mixes

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Several of the above-mentioned, plus a few from

http://www.digido.com/portal/pmodule_id ... age_id=93/

and almost anything from Donald Fagen... Steve

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i forgot about donald Fagen. Greta vocals extremely warm recordings :)

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Thanks for your suggestions!

Here's what I've been listening to...

James Newton Howard & Friends (Sheffield Lab)
The Sheffield Drum Record (Sheffield Lab)
The Sheffield/Coustic Set-Up and Test Disc (Sheffield Lab)
The Ultimate Demonstration Disc (Chesky Records)

BabyFace (For the Cool in You)
Bill Hullett (Two Lane Blacktop) Classic Tele Tone!
Donald Fagen (The Nightfly, Kamakiriad)
Eric Johnson (Ah Via Musicom, Venus Isle)
Jackson Brown (I'm Alive) Nice Stratty rhythms
The Corrs (Forgiven Not Forgotten)
Tower of Power –Squib Cakes (Back to Oakland)

Aloha 8)


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Had a session today. One of the first things the client said was the room looked great. :)

After recording a couple of rhythm tracks he came out to listen and said "Wow! The room sounds way better than his last session 3 weeks ago!" :shock:

Also shared the photos of the building process and this website with him.

Thanks again to everyone here for all of your help in making the process a success!

Aloha! 8)


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To borrow the name of one of your highways I drove to work on for about two years, we're glad you "Likelike" it... :wink:

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Thanks again to everyone here for all of your help in making the process a success!

Hey! Don't you mean "Mahalo"?! ;-)


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Yes, I likelike it very much! Ever stop in at the Likelike Drive Inn? I've had many a lunch break there.

Say, Steve...I've tried to find that diagram you did on side absorbers without much luck. I know it's here somewhere...

Any chance you could post it again or point me in the right direction, please?

Mahalo & Aloha! 8)


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Just an observation after reading a couple posts about building a small vocal booth.

In the process of installing the rockwool in the soffits, I was intrigued by how "dead" the cavity (slightly more than 3' x 4.5' x 6.5') had become. So much so that I am considering building a small vocal/iso booth using a similar method for those times when I need a dry & quiet guitar and/or vocal track. I suppose a set of free standing panels & ceiling/cover might accomplish a somewhat similar result.

Keep in mind that it does get a little toasty in there, and having a little air to breathe from time to time might help prolong basic life functions and productivity. :shock:

If you've not had the opportunity to experience this particular acoustic treatment process, I think its safe to say this stuff works!

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Be careful, a dead square booth will have low end issues (you'll hear the issues on your mic.)

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Yeah, 4x5x7 feet inside dim's is about the best modal compromise for a small booth -

What type side absorbers were you talking about?

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