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    ACTUAL eggcartons - don't laugh

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    My room is a drywall cave with pretty bad flutter; directly across from my monitors is a huge expanse of flat drywall.

    Do I need to be thinking of absorbtion or deflection here? If deflection could work, I just happen to have the ability to get tons of free, square (like 10 inch square) EGG-CARTONS. I know that they won't absorb sound much, but are far as deflection goes...would they work at all?

    Or am I just being a cheap bastard? I could afford to spend a couple hundred but...I would rather spend it on a synth dammit
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    I feel your pain, but egg cartons are not going to help at all. Bass traps are your best bet.

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    dont say "not going to help at all" they will help somewhat, it was even confirmed from my physics teacher, also hang some thick blankets around or something too

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    Ehh..forget it. I'll just buy some real acoustic diffusers or foam.

    I don't need bass traps right now (although I'm sure I could use them), I'm talking about room flutter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Point God
    dont say "not going to help at all" they will help somewhat, it was even confirmed from my physics teacher, also hang some thick blankets around or something too
    I'm curious as to what your teacher said. How would they help? This should be interesting. The diffusors may help, but I still say that egg crates and foam will do more harm than good.
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    They actually have a nice soft spike at around 800Hz.

    So, if anyone ever designs a room that has a problem at 800Hz (I've yet to see one) then there's your solution.

    Until then, they're pretty worthless - And very flammable. VERY flammable.

    But no doubt - Trying to fix high-end goofiness (foam treatments) before the low end is under control is really putting the cart before the horse...
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    so what if they are flammable? some O2 cleaners are flammable too wow... its not like your going to wander around with fire

    and it absorbs some sound from bouncing around

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    Your in a room with electrical equipment that can get very hot and is powered on for hours on end, and you want to stick a fire excelerent on your walls. Genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Point God
    and it absorbs some sound from bouncing around
    I think we just went over that part, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noblewordz
    Your in a room with electrical equipment that can get very hot and is powered on for hours on end, and you want to stick a fire excelerent on your walls. Genius.
    whoever would possibly start a fire in a damn room must be retarded but you might be speaking from personal experience

    and massive, i've read many posts of yours (they are hard to miss) and you always talk like you know everything, why are you on FUTURE producers? or are you just a wannabe?

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