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    Quote Originally Posted by Nola View Post
    Yeah. We bought the house for other reasons, and I didn't even think of music when buying. I just get the luxury of picking one room for my music stuff (because my lady is pretty awesome), which is a big luxury these days, even in the 1st world.
    I assume no basement.Yes?

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    Yeah no basement it has a crawl space.

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    There is a very informative article in the current, October issue of Sound on Sound. The room is 14.4x14.1x7.87 feet and thus a big problem in being very nearly square.

    Yes, much of the solution was a rather expensive installation of 12 membrane LF absorbers which the writer had made commercially but given the right dimensions, tools and a modicum of skill do not seem beyond the DIYer?

    Worth a read in any event.

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    Unless I have this wrong. You only have 11" and 6" on the difference in sizes? By the time you have insulated it and interior walled these rooms. They could in fact end up any size you wish them to be........under what you started with. You will lose at least 12" off the length and width for starters when you insulate and build interior walls.

    With such a small difference in size I would just pick the one which suits 'other' requirements.
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    Don't forget that spaces external to the studio space can be treated if floors and ceilings are wooden or plasterboard since LF sound will pass through. E.G. you might be able to put some rockwool in that crawl space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc83 View Post
    Don't forget that spaces external to the studio space can be treated if floors and ceilings are wooden or plasterboard since LF sound will pass through. E.G. you might be able to put some rockwool in that crawl space?

    Dave.
    Just to elaborate.
    Room ratios and modes are based on HARD boundaries(concrete,triple layer drywall etc..)
    Domestically bass absorption(damping) is built in being mostly single layer drywall on studs.
    Work on the 250Hz and up.
    Better to be done than perfect.

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    Is there a wall between the 2 rooms? If so, knock it down and make it ONE room.
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