acoustically treating a wood paneled room

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acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by eddiex » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:23 pm

so we are buying a house! my studio space is going to be, a wood paneled room. looking to acoustically treat it.
1. kind of on the cheap (i don't have delusions of grandeur or anything to where i feel i need to spend a mil. or even tens of thousands on a bedroom studio)
2. is it even possible to make a wooden room sound alright?
3. i'd like to keep the character of the room, somewhat.
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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by Mr Man » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:20 pm

What does a wooden room sound like?

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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by ImNotDedYet » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:16 pm

Mr Man wrote:What does a wooden room sound like?
I'm pretty sure there's a Valhalla Reverb setting for it if you want to hear it. I could have sworn I saw that in the presets...

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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by eddiex » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:53 pm

i'm sure it's pretty echoey in there, probably more so than drywall? i don't know.
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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by eddiex » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:55 pm

just asking about similar experiences etc.
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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by fishmonkey » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:43 am

for pro help, post your room dimensions, etc. here (read the forum guidelines first):

www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/index.php
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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by Tarekith » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:57 am

How much do you plan on spending on acoustic treatment, what's your budget?

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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by eddiex » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:13 am

@tarekith, i'm not too sure. it will probably be an ongoing project. to start, probably a couple grand. originally i was going to get the 400 square foot garage that is torn down to the studs....but now i am going to end up with a much smaller room.
im not even sure it's worth it, for the space (probably just a touch more than 10' x 10') with wood paneling from floor to ceiling. ha!
just thinking about doing some acoustic treatment and converting the closet to a vocal booth.
something like that.
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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by Machinesworking » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:29 am

eddiex wrote: probably a couple grand.
You'll be fine! A wood room isn't bad, it just needs treatment, bass traps. Lots of them. You can make them yourself or buy them.
There's plenty of information online about how to do it. Corners in a small room are an issue, you can make your own really very easily for corners. 8)

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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by fishmonkey » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:03 am

a room that size is never going to sound stellar, but you can certainly improve it a lot (and the wood paneling is not in itself an issue)...
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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by Tarekith » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:28 pm

For that much money you could definitely invest in some GIK room kits, that will help a lot.

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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by eddiex » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:00 pm

oh definitely. i totally realize it won't ever be ideal. just wanted to improve. thanks for the ideas guys.
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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by Tarekith » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:40 pm

If you do decide to purchase more than a couple absorbers from whatever company you choose, try contacting them first for advice too. I know a lot of them will take your room dimensions and layout, and recommend what to get and where to place it for best results. Usually this advice is free if you're buying a certain amount from them, and it's well worth the free advice!

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Re: acoustically treating a wood paneled room

Post by Machinesworking » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:50 pm

Plus if you really want to get into it look into Room EQ Wizard

http://www.roomeqwizard.com

There are a lot of hoops to jump through to get it working, especially on OSX, but it's free and will give you a good idea of what to do.

I could visually see the different jus covering the drumset behind my set up did for instance.

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