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dcz702
post Jun 22 2013, 10:01 AM
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I love this post! Your studio is so perfectly done and so well organized. As I'm looking at adding hardware to my very basic setup I started looking at new desk to accommodate the need for more real estate. Some of the desks out there are way to pricey. After visiting your web site it not impossible to do myself I don't have power tools though. Maybe purchasing tools neccasarry would still be cheaper than buying a desk, and I would get tools for future use out of it to. How long would you say a person with little knowledge of power tool would take to complete a project for a desktop table.

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post Jun 22 2013, 11:17 AM
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Just a couple of suggestions/comments that may help anyone looking to do a DIY:

Bass trapping can sometimes be improved by placing the trap at an angle in the corner. Also, use high density glass fibre (as I think you've done) as foam doesn't work for bass traps. The glass fibre needs to be layered often to a depth of 6' or more'.

Monitor placement - I tend to repeat this a lot but siting monitors on the meter bridge will more often than not result in comb filtering and odd reflections. Having said that most home studios will use small 2 ways that also need to be sited near to a wall in order that the port can fire at it to emphasise the bass. The consequence is that the monitor nearly always ends up on the bridge. So is there a solution? Well kind of. It's not ideal but better than nothing - move the monitor as far forward on the bridge as possible and if you can put them on some form of hgh density acoustic foam foam shock recoil. The shock recoil will help isolate the monitors from the bridge and may also angle them up slightly and help reduce filtering. With ported two ways you should also consider closing up the port with acoustic foam.

Also monitors and listening position - the monitors should be equi-distant from the side walls to help prevent timing issues. The ideal monitoring position is at the apex of an equilateral triangle, with your ear level with the tweeter for a 2 way.

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post Jun 23 2013, 08:34 PM
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QUOTE (dcz702 @ Jun 22 2013, 09:01 AM) *
I love this post! Your studio is so perfectly done and so well organized. As I'm looking at adding hardware to my very basic setup I started looking at new desk to accommodate the need for more real estate. Some of the desks out there are way to pricey. After visiting your web site it not impossible to do myself I don't have power tools though. Maybe purchasing tools neccasarry would still be cheaper than buying a desk, and I would get tools for future use out of it to. How long would you say a person with little knowledge of power tool would take to complete a project for a desktop table.

I have actually been told by one guy that he built my desk in 2-hours.
I'd say within a day or 2.


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