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    I posted some REW test results in another thread.

    Room Measurements...Can I stop now?

    Now for some room ****.

    FYI the room is a former garage and is approximately 20x20 with an 8ft. ceiling.
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    The curtains are made by Producer's Choice:

    Acoustic (Sound) Blankets for Sound Absorption - Producers Choice

    I can't say that they add much acoustically, especially with all the other traps and panels. They do, however, cover up some shelving and table tops that run along the side walls. It's a garage and I still need to keep some tools and other junk.

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    I lovingly refer to the ceiling cloud as the Death Cloud, since it will probably fall and kill me. It's attached to the ceiling joists with heavy duty d-rings, 3 inch spring clips and heavy-duty screw eyes into cleats. But, still, I live in fear. after all, the middle section of the cloud is composed of doubled up 2" panels and they are heavy--around 30 lbs each. The old version of the studio had a bunch of two inch panels which were pretty useless. So, viola, I bundled them using metal braces to form proper bass traps

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    The garage window is just in front of the mixing desk. It's basically a giant window well. So I trapped it with R30 covered by a sound blanket. My motto is turn everything into a bass trap. If it movers, trap it.

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    The corners are all Superchunk variants. Each one is 24"x24"x 8ft covered in charcoal DMD fabric and filled with 24"x24" pieces of R30 insulation. I divided each one into two pieces for ease of handling and stacking and there is a thin shelf halfway up each cube so the insulation won't become compressed.

    For those of you who have misconceptions about off the shelf R30, I cast you into the wilderness of the internet (or Gearslutz) to discover the power of plain and fluffy. At this thickness, at least, it works much better than the often used 4-6" of 703 straddling the corners.

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    You might also notice the extensive trapping on the rear wall. I've put bass traps at the wall-ceiling corners (3 at 12"x48"x4") and three 4" think wall traps that sit about 4" off the wall. These are all OC 703 and DIY like most everything else in this cave. I also went a little nuts and filled the shelving unit with R-30. The shelve are about 24" deep. Who needs shelves with uncertain diffusion properties when you can stuff 'em! I also ended up moving a couple of floor-ceiling DIY traps to the countertop, where they actually worked better.

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    You might also notice three 24x24x24 gray cubes stacked on the right, rear wall. I had a bunch of left over R30 and I decided to get cheap and experimental. I bought three 24 cube single wall cardboard boxes and filled them with the left over insulation. I painted them gray to more closely match the room and the other traps.

    They actually helped with the low end and didn't add any mid to high end absorption. The cardboard tends to reflect higher frequencies and allow the low end to reach the insulation. And I'm theorizing that painted cardboard might be even more reflective. There a lot of traps in this space, and I'm doing everything I can to keep some life in the room.

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    I also added this mobile trap. Most people call it a gobo, but I prefer Scout.
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    What you can't see...12x48x4 wall-ceiling panels along the side walls and several more OC 703 traps (24x48x4").

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    And there are two 4'x4'x12" R30-base traps just off the front wall in front of the desk. Did I mention that I like to space stuff off the wall?

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