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Darius Wave
post Jun 23 2013, 03:41 PM
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Hi guys! I wonder how many of You and how often have this issue - moving to the new place and preparing Your new workspace from the point zero. In mycase everything looked simple but as usuall - everything went wrong. First I had to paint the walls - previously green walls affected the video colors when i tried to make my first video. Also...this room is smaller and it sucks as for the mixing job. My previous place was much bigger but I had to do everything in one room - including eating, sleeping etc. Now this room is smaller but only for the audio/video purpose. Previously a worked on the sound of the room for quite some time...years. Now I feel like I'm stucked...everything needs to be done from point zero. Maybe some advices? I' m currently installing some foam panels for the tiny mid/treb reflexes but it seems like I'll have to design the bass traps...or maybe some Schoeder resonator on the back wall....damn...so much to be done

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post Jun 24 2013, 04:09 PM
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Nice! I just moved to a new place where I live and have a small set up to be able to compose and do some work. My studio is still in the same place where I work on productions. I remember that I took a lot of work to set up my studio Bi-Polar. This is our Facebook page where you can see the pics!

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post Jun 24 2013, 07:47 PM
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Thankx for sharing Gab! Maybe someday I'll invest in my external studio but at the moment it's not a good idea for my local market.


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post Jun 24 2013, 08:05 PM
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I had to deal with this a few gazillion times smile.gif

Because the places were rental, I couldn't nail much on walls as I had to pay for renovation if I had to leave. So all the bass traps had to be portable.

This really helped later on when moving to new places. My advice would be build not too huge bass traps and stack them together each time you move to new place, it really speeds up the process. Then you'll have an easyer time dealing with placing monitors, tables or whatever that has to be in that room.

Most traps aren't even framed, just cloth around them to prevent wool dust. They are hard (thin and dense glasswool as I recommended on a previous topic) and can be pinned together and lean on the wall rather than nailed.

Oh and jsut to add I learn a lot from someone called ethan winer on a different forum few years ago. Before build traps if you haven't check out http://www.realtraps.com/index.htm


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post Jun 24 2013, 08:41 PM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Jun 24 2013, 07:05 PM) *
I had to deal with this a few gazillion times smile.gif

Because the places were rental, I couldn't nail much on walls as I had to pay for renovation if I had to leave. So all the bass traps had to be portable.

This really helped later on when moving to new places. My advice would be build not too huge bass traps and stack them together each time you move to new place, it really speeds up the process. Then you'll have an easyer time dealing with placing monitors, tables or whatever that has to be in that room.

Most traps aren't even framed, just cloth around them to prevent wool dust. They are hard (thin and dense glasswool as I recommended on a previous topic) and can be pinned together and lean on the wall rather than nailed.

Oh and jsut to add I learn a lot from someone called ethan winer on a different forum few years ago. Before build traps if you haven't check out http://www.realtraps.com/index.htm


Truly thanx mate! Seems like You exactly understand the point I'm currently at. Flat is rented so I can't afford to invest to much money. Want to do things that would be mobile smile.gif


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post Jun 24 2013, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Jun 24 2013, 07:41 PM) *
Truly thanx mate! Seems like You exactly understand the point I'm currently at. Flat is rented so I can't afford to invest to much money. Want to do things that would be mobile smile.gif


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To be honest portable bass traps doesn't make the room "cool" looking while preparing, everytime at the begining I thought it would look like an unprofessional environment.

But after placing traps thinking only sound, when the musical equipment and some lighting is added/arranged things get much better. I actually noticed when students first come after a short while they start to get in a positive relaxed mood, like they are at a freinds house rather than a super-budget studio which can be intimidating for the younger ones wink.gif


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post Jun 25 2013, 09:18 AM
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I've always enjoyed doing this sort of thing, figuring out how to cram everything into a music room, from personal work environment to practice rooms.

I can't tell how much space you have and what all you need to integrate into it - maybe you could draw and scan in an overhead diagram with a list of your biggest pieces and their dimensions.

But it looks like a sufficiently nice sized area. One thing that will look cool and save on space is peg board. After you've finished painting, run to the local hardware store and pick up a big piece and hang it on one of the walls. You can put hooks on it and hang things on it to keep them from laying on your desk space. That's just one idea. Also, not sure if you are planning to use drop clothes for the background to your videos, but the stands for those take about 2 feet away from your space - so instead paint your video wall the color you'd like to use - don't use a highly reflective gloss or semi-gloss though.

Anyway, have fun, I know when you're finished that will be your favorite place to be!
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