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kristopherfisheraudio says

Hi guys, so this is aimed at those of you who have done proper treatment of your listening/work spaces.

I am looking to build my own Acoustic Panels which will be both wall mounted and free hanging from the ceiling.

I would be looking to make panels approx 1.5ft x 4ft.

I have three main questions, which are:
1. What insulation would you recommend? I am thinking about using Earthwool slabs.
2. What material would you recommend for covering/wrapping the panel? Obviously something which can breathe and is non-reflective.
3. What software (Free if possible) would you recommend for generating information about treatment positioning etc?
4. For the frame work would you just use normal planed 2 by 4. Yay or nay?

Cheers for any input.

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JumaStudios says

There are some really interesting articles on these things around the net. And the discussions can go for hours…Starting from the fact (for example) that even the material you were talking about which you would use to cover the panels should be of course non reflective…make sure that you don’t overdo it and really kill the space. I am sorry my English vocabulary might be too limited to really treat the subject.

What I can help you with is to send you a pdf. book about these things. There is a huge amount of useful info in there. Give me a private message with your email address or write it even here if its not a big secret :) Hope you will put to good use the materials I will send you

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kristopherfisheraudio says

Sent you an email :)

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simaudio says

Hi guys, so this is aimed at those of you who have done proper treatment of your listening/work spaces.

I am looking to build my own Acoustic Panels which will be both wall mounted and free hanging from the ceiling.

I would be looking to make panels approx 1.5ft x 4ft.

I have three main questions, which are:
1. What insulation would you recommend? I am thinking about using Earthwool slabs.
2. What material would you recommend for covering/wrapping the panel? Obviously something which can breathe and is non-reflective.
3. What software (Free if possible) would you recommend for generating information about treatment positioning etc?
4. For the frame work would you just use normal planed 2 by 4. Yay or nay?

Cheers for any input.

1. Rockwool

2. Calico or i have known people that have used a woven landscaping fabric membrane which has also worked well.

3. Haven’t got a clue? You probably know your room better than anyone.

4. Depending on how big they are and don’t forget the more tmber you add…the heavier they will be. I would say a 2” or 3” by 1” would be enough, depending on how deep you want them.

Some info here on diy;

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb06/articles/studiosos.htm

more stuff on the site if you do a search, good luck with it :)

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JumaStudios says

You’ve got mail! :) Enjoy and post some photos with your results

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DanHoodMusic says

1. Rockwool is good, but very flexible… Owens Corning 703 or 705 is another choice. All types come in 2’x4’ panels, 1”-4” in depth.

2. burlap type of fabric or linen…

3. Symmetry is key in a good listening space. Once you get that down, there are test tones available online to see where your peaks and nulls are located, then treat those particular frequency bands. It’s very easy to overdo acoustic treatment…

check out gearslutz as well and atsacoustics for DIY materials…

Cheers!

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kristopherfisheraudio says

Hi Dan, your right creating a room that is lifeless is just as counter productive. I am also doing to work for the university I work at getting one of our surround suites treated, however that’s a whole new ball game as its an ambisonic setup with 24 speakers!

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DanHoodMusic says

That sounds like a challenge! it seems like you would want more treatment with that many speakers…

Good luck on the sound panels! I have more to make also…

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NoizMan says

Hi Kristopher,

You can build the panels in various heights, depth and density. Owens Corning is a classic.

I always check this forum when I need some info. I am pretty sure that it will work for you too ;)

http://www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=3&sid=896e8b54912c279f3fd4ed9310915147

Good luck.

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buddhabeats says

And also check out gearslutz studio building/acoustics section. A lot of the same guys as in Sayers’ forum offering advice. After doing some research, I’d post any questions you have in either of those forums. You’ll find what ya need.

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