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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:03 am 
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Dude, with a name like hideous crap, what did you expect?




Haha! You are killing me here!!!

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THIS IS A GREAT THREAD.

Forget all the great info and detailed pics, how bout the DRAMA!
I spent a couple of hours reading this thread yesterday and it has somewhat of a roller coaster effect, specifically because it spans over a year and comes to present time. Bloody toes, the scones from hell, and what can only be described as a great season finale: the grand canyon of all dips at 139.2HZ.
What a story!

Of course it's all revolving around the hero doublehelix and his nemesis drywall.

Just wanted to thank doublehelix and all other contributers for a great read and tons of priceless info. This is a great resource.
I'll be starting construction on my studio soon and will start a post for all the questions i want to ask.

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Ha! Great post Eran!

Yeah, we have been through a lot, and I am glad that some of my many mistakes might be helpful to someone else so that they don't repeat any of my blunders.

The toe is much better, thank you!

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Thanks. You inspired me.

I just finished posting my thread.

http://www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/viewt ... 6732#76732

When ever you get a chance...

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Glad to hear the control room acoustics are shaping up.

I'm thinking that the speakers (or your listening position) might be in a null, which is causing the huge dip @ 130Hz-ish. Try moving them, even a few inches, and it might help....

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James, my first post on this site had to go in your thread... 8)

I have been reading the site for months now (not participating but reading AND learning a lot). It's fair to say that i've read almost every post on this board (noup, not kidding) and learned a lot already.

I also purchased the Rod Gervais book on amazon and also helped a lot.

Anyway... I'm from Argentina, and i plan to start building my studio next year (Jan 2009) so soon i'll be posting some ideas so you guys can help me out on the design, and hopefully i'll have a great building diary as yours.

James, i just want to tell you how inspiring your post has been for me. I ve learned a lot and got lot's of great ideas from your pictures. You are an example of how things should get done for those of use that want a "home studio" but with a pro look. Great job dude.!!!

James, thanks again and keep those pictures cooming.! I want to see how it all turns out for you.

Best regards.!!! And MANY thanks for sharing this part of your life with us. God Bless. :wink:


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Wow! Thank you ale-recording! :oops: Your words are kind indeed!

Best of luck with your upcoming project! You are doing the right thing by reading around here, and also by buying Rod's book. It has helped us all out immensely.

We are heading into the home stretch now, and I should have some new pictures to post soon!

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For those of you following along at home, here is the NASTY paint color (first coat only, obviously). Soon to be remedied... We will have to re-primer first, then repaint. Oh the joy!!!



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James, what are your plans for the live room regarding acoustics ?

I see that you went with a "rectangle shape" design... same as the CR.

From what i could see in your plans the original idea was to slant the walls a little bit but that was changed due to space limitations.

Im curious because i have a similar situation where every inch of space is needed, and i'm wondering how are you going to treat the room to make it sound good...

Of course corner absorbers, some clodus, bass traps... that alone should do the trick ? It's possible to get a great sound out of a "rectangle shaped" room ?

Thanks in advance.! And keep those pics coming (can't get enough of them LOL)

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As far as the plans go for acoustic treating the live room...

The current plan calls for the back wall to be wood paneled, then floor-to-ceiling bass traps in all of the corners, fourteen 4" bass traps on the walls, and a large ceiling cloud on the back half in front of the wooden wall (drum location). I will also move the ugly couch out of the control room into the live room, and have a couple of nice large Persian-style rugs on the floor. I also have six movable gobos for additional treatment as necessary.

Once complete, I will re-evaluate as necessary.

As a side note, this room sounded pretty decent before the renovation with less treatment (mostly Aurlex foam with some rigid fiberglass traps straddling the corners). The old room was carpeted however, and the renovated room will have hardwood, so that is going to change things significantly!

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Sounds like a plan.!! 8)

Sorry if this question is sort of noobish :shock: ... but, i'm confused when it comes to parallel walls.

I know you should avoid parallel walls... but with a good acoustic treatment (such as you mentioned) is it possible to get a good and nice sounding room ?

From what you're saying about your CR IT IS possible right ???

Looking forward to see how it all turns out for you.

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This is a tough one! No one is saying you should "avoid" parallel walls, but only that it is much easier to get a good sound out of a room with non-parallel surfaces. The wave reflections will not bounce back together as readily, and it helps to prevent standing waves from repeated bounces.

I *WISH* I would have used the splayed walls that I had in my original design, it would have helped considerably with my room.

As you can see, it is possible to get a good-sounding room with parallel walls, but it is just a lot easier if you splay the walls a bit. I put a lot of work into the acoustic treatment in my CR, and looking back, if I had thought the process through a bite more, I would have had to work a lot less to get a good sound!

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Sounds like a plan.!! 8)

I know you should avoid parallel walls... but with a good acoustic treatment (such as you mentioned) is it possible to get a good and nice sounding room ?



Read this post for a quick answer. Read the thread it is in for a more complete answer.

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Andre thanks for the link!! It really make some things a little bit more clear for me.

I'm looking forward on james's Live Room to see how it turns out and hopefully get some ideas for my construction (I will also have "rectangle shape" Live & CR).

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