i need help with deadening the sound in my room!
Posted on Jan 16, 2008 04:19 pm
End of Fall
Member Since: Apr 26, 2007
its a medium sized room. probably around 20'x20'. it has a thick carpet floor and 3 walls have thin carpet and one wall is cork. there are 2 windows that i have some kind of foam in. inside the room i have a twin bed, electric drumset, desk that extends on one whole wall (cork wall), and 3 monitors in the corners. my ceiling is completely untouched. there are 2 wood doors that are also untouched
what i was thinking of doing was putting wedge foam (spaced out) on most (hopefully almost all) or my ceiling and putting some wedge foam on my front door and various placed on my walls. do you guys think this would be good? what else would be good to do? bass traps in the corners?
this is the foam im looking at. nice and cheap
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TadpuiI am not a crook's headMember
Jan 16, 2008 04:29 pm What are you looking to accomplish? Is there a specific problem you've noticed with the sound of the room or your recordings that you're trying to eliminate?
Since: Mar 14, 2003
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Jan 16, 2008 05:10 pm Ya, the only time you really need to completely deaden a room is maybe a small room for vocals or even a dead drum booth. But most rooms you want some life in them or the sound will just be sucked dry of its main component's and it will be reflected in the mises that are made there.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
Jan 16, 2008 05:47 pm when things are just "kinda" loud it sounds like a big mess, and i definately need to kill some bass
Jan 16, 2008 05:51 pm kinda sounds like you need some bass traps and some diffusers.
Since: Feb 07, 2005
Jan 16, 2008 05:52 pm btw - that cork wall might be causing some of the reflection issues
Since: Feb 07, 2005
Jan 18, 2008 12:26 pm you have a room thats 20 by 20 not good for recording becasue3 some the phase of some frequencies can double up and can cancel each other out.one thing would be to cut some length like 17 by 20 or put some diagonal walls so its not a box
Jan 20, 2008 08:26 pm Bass traps, ideally floor to ceiling in every corner. Also put of some absorbing material at the first reflection points in the room. I typically use Owens Corning 703 rigid fiberglass and make my own panels and traps.
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