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Old 31st October 2011 , 01:57 AM
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I'm looking forward to hearing your mixes after all the palava you've been going through. Interesting wont even begin to describe it.


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Old 31st October 2011 , 12:58 PM
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I'm likewise looking forward to recording and mixing in the room when it is treated. I've had to put covering the panels on hold for a few days at least. My back has completely gone again. Just back from the hospital. They took pity on my and gave me some diazepam. Need to see my GP about physio. I've never been the same since my accident. I get these terrible back spasms from time to time.

I hope i'm not being a nuisance Trev but have you checked to see if you have any of that fabric left and also let me know what the cost of carriage will be mate and i'll transfer the costs to you directly.

I know you're busy mate and i really appreciate you going out of your way to help me but i hopefully want to tackle covering the panels by the weekend if i am feeling fit enough. Really excited about getting it all set up.

If there is ever anything i can do for you in return, don't hesitate to ask.
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Sorry mate. Forgot about it. Will try and remember tomorrow!
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Sorry mate. Forgot about it. Will try and remember tomorrow!
No worries mate.
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Old 31st October 2011 , 09:55 PM
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in case I dont have enough of one colour or at all I bought mine (from the Cara range) from www.camirafabrics.com
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For quickness, i am just going to use some sheets that i have spare. Is polycotton alright to use? Basically a black bed sheet. Seems breathable.
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I should just work fine. The reason the fabric should be breathable is that if it is not it reflects the higher frequencies. Not that that is a bad thing, just it is not usually the starting point.

Once you are set you will do yourself a favour to listen to music you know really, really well - sounds you know so well that if the bass or top end is being absorbed or is bouncing around your new room differently to your old room you will notice it. This is why pros measure their room (acoustically), checking that it has as flat a frequency reponse as is possible and to check that the listening (mixing) position is not in a peak or null.
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Thanks Lester. I'm going to get to work covering the panels tonight. My back feels a bit better after going to see an Osteomyologist yesterday so i think i'll be ok to start moving and covering the panels.

I'll have to do a little re jigging in my studio to accommodate the panels but it should be fine. I haven't got a cloud yet as i felt that the rockwool in a frame would be too heavy for the ceiling to hold so i am going to make a bag and put a slab of rockwool in a bag and put that up for a cloud. I will also do the same for the space on the wall in front of me, between the monitors. The 7 frames i have made will have in each of the 4 corners, one on the back wall and both mirror points. The room is still small, albeit bigger than my last room, so the panels really are going to eat up some of my space, especially in the corners but it's workable. Just means a few pictures may have to come down and my Guitars will have to hang on the wall pretty close together.

I'm dying to get it all done but my back being out and having to buy a new car slowed my progress right down.

I'll post up some pics as soon as i get things organised.

Thanks for the help throughout fellas. I know it's not exactly rocket science but i seriously wouldn't have been able to do it without the help and advice from here. I really appreciate it.
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Starting to take shape. I just need to buy more fabric tomorrow to finish the rest off!

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Looking good!
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I'm hoping to finish it all off today! The only thing i wont have is a cloud. I have enough rockwool to make a cloud but to have a frame made for it would be way too heavy to hang from these ceilings. I am still a bit unsure how i am going to tackle making a cloud but i'll think of something.
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Here is one idea: make 4 holes in a slab of mineral wool, as per the little holes on the left in the sketch. For a bit of strength I would make 4 cardboard washers, one to go over each hole, like the 2 shown. The side with the washers is the underneath of the cloud.

Then, thread 2 pieces of string through the holes, one through the holes on the left, the other through the holes on the right, so that there is enough string on the upper side to tie the cloud to your ceiling.

Now cover the cloud with your breathable material.

Drill 4 holes in the ceiling. I suspect the cloud will be light enough to be hung from plugs in the platerboard (eg. these). If in doubt, drill through the ceiling where there are joists. Screw in 4 eye hooks and hang your cloud from these.
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Here is one idea: make 4 holes in a slab of mineral wool, as per the little holes on the left in the sketch. For a bit of strength I would make 4 cardboard washers, one to go over each hole, like the 2 shown. The side with the washers is the underneath of the cloud.

Then, thread 2 pieces of string through the holes, one through the holes on the left, the other through the holes on the right, so that there is enough string on the upper side to tie the cloud to your ceiling.

Now cover the cloud with your breathable material.

Drill 4 holes in the ceiling. I suspect the cloud will be light enough to be hung from plugs in the platerboard (eg. these). If in doubt, drill through the ceiling where there are joists. Screw in 4 eye hooks and hang your cloud from these.
Yep, i was thinking of an approach similar to that Lester. I think that may work best. I am actually right on the middle of finishing the rest of the panels the now. Covering them and hanging them. Hanging the corner ones is a little tricky! But i am managing. Only 3 more panels to cover and hang and that's me done. I've used double fitted bed sheets from Argos's "colour match" Range to cover each of the panels. I was wanting all black but they only had a certain amount of black so i have to make 2 panels cream but it still looks ok. I also bought a cheap staple gun from there for a tenner, and it's damn good too! Does the job perfectly! All in all, this has cost me a little over 200 quid. For anyone looking to treat their room, i would definitely recommend buying the materials yourself and having a bash. If i can do it, anyone can!
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For anyone looking to treat their room, i would definitely recommend buying the materials yourself and having a bash. If i can do it, anyone can!
That's quite a change of your opinion of yourself in just 11 days. I am impressed.

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Ok fellas, here is the finished product! I don't have a cloud yet but i am working on that. I was wanting all the traps to be black but i couldn't get enough black fabric so there are 2 cream traps. Still looks alright though. It's what they do that is most important. As you can see, one of my corners is where the door is but i can easily unhook it when I need to leave the room. It's not too much hassle and easy enough to do.

For the most important part. The sound! What a difference! I can even hear it when I'm talking in the room. I played some tracks and everything is a lot more focused. The stereo image is a lot clearer too. The room has a drier sound than before. I was getting a little echo before. It just sounded ****.

As you can see in the pics, i have certain panels at different heights. It's just the shape of the room i have had to work around. I've tried my best to hang them as best i can. If i have made any daft mistakes, let me know!

Anyway, thanks again for the tips and pointers fellas. Couldn't have done without the help! At long last, i have a treated room!





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