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    What speakers? Passive or active? If your...

    What speakers? Passive or active? If your speakers are distorting that you're, a.) using crappy speakers, b.) doing something very wrong, or c.) mixing WAAAAY too much low end.



    Completely...
  2. Budget? The best way to build traps is...

    Budget?


    The best way to build traps is using mineral wool (easier to come by and cheaper in Europe) that's between 48kg/m3-60kg/m3, though it can be as dense as 100kg/m3. Typically the panels...
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    The main issue with your room is that you've got...

    The main issue with your room is that you've got two repeated dimensions, and they're both small. That's going to cause big issues in the 60Hz area, which is why the person you talked to recommended...
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    I just Googled, "soundproofing, New York" and got...

    I just Googled, "soundproofing, New York" and got 118,000 hits.

    That said, what are you trying to do? What's your budget?

    Frank
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    I'll strengthen "more than likely" to "almost...

    I'll strengthen "more than likely" to "almost certainly". There's not much point in buying any until you have monitors.

    Totally agree on soundproofing though...it depends.

    Frank
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    Then he shouldn't blow $100,000 on a studio. He...

    Then he shouldn't blow $100,000 on a studio. He should take some of that money and hire a company to put together a bill of materials for him based on his needs, then take some more of that money...
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    It does seem like, "hey, I'm thinking about...

    It does seem like, "hey, I'm thinking about taking up sailing. What kind of boat would you buy for $100,000?".

    That said, it's his money. I'd **strongly** urge him to find pro's to help him do...
  8. Hahaha...you're not wrong. How exactly are you...

    Hahaha...you're not wrong. How exactly are you expecting to get surround with four subs and two mains? You need two mains, a center speaker and to rear speakers at least. A 7.1 system adds a...
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    Haha...yeah, that's true. Thanks for the kind...

    Haha...yeah, that's true. Thanks for the kind words though.

    Frank



    First, turn the listening position so that you're facing the uneven wall to the left...that'll keep the other uneven wall...
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    YES YES YES. Honestly, if you don't know what...

    YES YES YES.

    Honestly, if you don't know what you're getting into, just hire other people to do the whole thing, or don't do any of it at all. Seriously. It's real, real easy to just blow it...
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    Skip the closet. It'll sound awful...

    Skip the closet. It'll sound awful anyway...there are all kinds of other solutions out there...like the reflection filter.

    Frank
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    I agree with the need for...

    I agree with the need for experimentation....sometimes a lot of it.

    As far as singing, I didn't really mean for you to be backed right up into the corner...I suppose I was thinking of a larger...
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    Actually the 7506's wouldn't be a great choice...

    Actually the 7506's wouldn't be a great choice for reference. They're closed-back, so their construction assures they won't be flat...you'll have a big bottom end like all closed-back cans do. If...
  14. The standard reply to the question, "how...

    The standard reply to the question, "how effective will this be" is usually, "it depends". It mostly depends on what your expectations are. if you're expecting 40-45dB of noise reduction then you...
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    The thing to do is grab a tom and a stick, then...

    The thing to do is grab a tom and a stick, then walk around the room banging on it. You'll hear it when you get to the right spot...set the kit up there. For vocals you'll be best off with your...
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    I don't doubt your perceptions, but be that as it...

    I don't doubt your perceptions, but be that as it may there is IN FACT a difference. It WILL NOT work as advertised; that's not a guess. It's been tested.

    Secondly saving money by buying cheap...
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    Okay, hang on a sec. Ethan, Glenn and I, among...

    Okay, hang on a sec. Ethan, Glenn and I, among others have actually done quite a bit of research on these guys, and the results were not good. Ethan actually tested their stuff and exposed their...
  18. The idea that's it's best practice to angle...

    The idea that's it's best practice to angle control room walls is largely a fallacy, especially when it comes to small rooms. The only thing you really succeed in doing in that scenario is...
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    Yeah, all the other posters are right. There's a...

    Yeah, all the other posters are right. There's a big difference between soundproofing and acoustic treatment, and what you're talking about is acoustic treatment. While it'll make the space sound...
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    There's more than one way to do it, but you are...

    There's more than one way to do it, but you are exactly right on all points. :cheers:

    Frank
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