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Hey all...i am currently building a basement project studio...and i have one big question that google couldnt answer. I am building a small iso booth primarily for vox dubs and possibly guitar cab iso...the room wont be soundproof because i dont have that kind of money but i will try to make it as much so as possible. My question is...there is an AC cable going right thru the top of it in the studs...i can move it a bit...but i was toying with the idea of a recessed light in there. In the past i have had issues with microphones sounding thin if placed too close to an overhead junction box. Is that something i should consider with a jbox or recessed can overhead? Or was it perhaps a faulty jbox in my previous experience?.
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  • Updated by Dan B.
  • On Aug 23 2014, 09:30 pm in Talkin' Smack
DIY: first two panels almost done!
So, I decided I'll build frames later, and just use the panels frameless for now. I can't sew, so creating a slip bag was out. Staples (as I thought) didn't work so well.

So, I got a hot glue gun, cheap, effective, and worked well. The glue gun + a pack of 10 sticks cost $15 total. I used the glue at high temperature setting, and glued the two insulation panels together. The outer panel is Roxul 60, and the inner panel is OC703.

Next, going one edge at a time, I wrapped the edges of the fabric around, and glued the fabric to the OC703. Not unlike wrapping a present. I didn't have enough fabric to completely enclose the back, so I'll probably get something cheap like muslin to finish the back of the panel.

I used gaffers tape to further secure the fabric to itself, and to the panels. It seemed to work pretty well. So yeah, the first two wall panels are practically done!

Here's links to the pics on my facebook page.





I still need to cut up the Roxul Safe N Sound into squares so I can build the corner column traps. My wife won't let me do the cutting in the house though, so I haven't got around to it yet, hehe. The fabric limits how tall I can make part of the column, so I have to split the column into 4 21-inch segments. :/
Left Right volume balance in Reaper
Gang- I am having trouble keeping the volume balanced between the left and right side of the Master on my mixes. Some plugs I use seem to send info to the left side and it becomes the dominant side of my mixes. Any ideas?
Delta-44 | Audition 3 | Behringer 1204USB
I'm having trouble getting this set-up set up. I replaced my old Behringer board with a Behringer Xenyx 1204 USB board and I prefer to use the Delta-44 interface instead of the USB.

I can get sound through the mixer, and into Adobe Audition, but if I try to record a track while playing a reference track, I get feedback.

Has anyone here set up a Delta-44 with this mixer?
All Moved In!
Still lots of unpacking and organizing the living room to do.

But, I pretty much have the studio room arranged how I want. My wife's old Casio electric piano is still in here temporarily.

But yeah, stuff's coming together. Got our cable/internet set back up, and next up is visiting the DMV to get car stuff taken care of.
Dan B.
  • 6 Posts
  • Updated by Frankieboy
  • On Jul 17 2014, 01:19 am in Gear Gab
Audio foam placement
Just curious here, what are people's different theories (or proven facts) regarding the placement of pieces of audio absorbing foam?

I have about 16 2x2 sheets right now, started hanging a few in obvious places, like using them to interrupt long, flat surfaces or places like that...and it got me to wondering what other folks do when they hang it, how they decide where, or, do people use it as more of a "it looks nice there" sort of thing?

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