I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

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I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by cacti » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:22 pm

towels behind my monitors to soak up some of the boom hitting the wall behind it?

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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by 3phase » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:29 pm

no..but wettening the corners might help
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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:43 pm

try it and use those things on the side of your head for more than holding up your glasses.
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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by cacti » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:32 pm

Tone Deft wrote:try it and use those things on the side of your head for more than holding up your glasses.

i dont trust those things. i really dont.


it sounds clearer, but it could just be because i konw there are towels there.

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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by 3phase » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:36 pm

trust your towels.. actually a jurte is even better
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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:38 pm

:lol: yeah, hearing is very subjective. props for recognizing the placebo effect.

thinking about it more I can't imagine a scenario where it would hurt. in the 'post your studio' thread I recently quoted a great post where someone laid out how they made their own classy looking traps.

:lol: @ the jurte!!
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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by cacti » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:42 pm

Tone Deft wrote::lol: yeah, hearing is very subjective. props for recognizing the placebo effect.

thinking about it more I can't imagine a scenario where it would hurt. in the 'post your studio' thread I recently quoted a great post where someone laid out how they made their own classy looking traps.

:lol: @ the jurte!!

yea well i live in a tiny apt in brooklyn, and im moving in dec, so i dont wanna put up anything at the momment

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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by Paradigm X » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:34 am

To answer seriously towels will only absorb a very small amount of mid-high frequency sound and no bass at all so will prob make a tiny bit boomier.

Cheapest option would be some dense rockwool/mineral fibre of a decent thickness 50-75mm, covered with some fabric.
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Post by esky » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:51 am

Room treatment isn't expensive at all. Go to gearslutz.com and learn how to build broadband absorbers or basstraps. It's easy. The panels i build cost me about 70€ (woodframe, rockwool, fabric, etc.) each.

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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by tlennon » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:56 am

He said he lives in Brooklyn. How much did you spend in US dollars... not Franks/Pounds (or whatever that symbol means) :mrgreen: .
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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by esky » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:36 pm

It's 88, 1365 US Dollars.

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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by IP » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:43 pm

check my topic on greaslutz here if you want

easy to make and very cheap ...
the topic made originally for side walls but these traps can be used in corners as well.

for better results you can make them bigger from the floor to the ceiling
http://jopsarados.blogspot.com/2010/05/ ... traps.html

4 big basstraps
4 side pannels
1 back panel
1 cloud

~300 euros (Greece)

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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by SubFunk » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:53 pm

How about trying to re-positioning them, in somes cases that can do wonders.
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Re: I cant afford room treatment, would it hellp to put

Post by Guff Tong » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:59 pm

I'm putting a wanted add in my local freecycle yahoo groups for rockwool insulation panels every couple of weeks or so.

If that dont work I'll pikey it from somewhere I'm sure.

I begrudge paying for it as I've thrown so much out working in the building trade over the years that I know for sure theres always some freebies going somewhere.

Packing blankets for the material too i recokon. get a pack of 16 big sheets for around 20 quid online.

Got a nice local tap for some decent treated pallets too for when I need them.

I also hoard screws and nails so dont need to buy any.

Some may say cheap, I say cost effective :)

edit: Just been discussing with a colleague and what do you know, he's got two packs of rockwool slabs left over from a recent diy project. :mrgreen:

power tools at the ready....

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