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26-May-2017

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Velcome to ze "Tips 'n' Tricks" bit - Here's a variety of tips from all areas of studio, midi & live work. The emphasis here is not just about tricks to get sounds, but also ideas to save money or time.

But surely YOU have soom real cool tips to share with your comrades in arms of the music world?! - Feel free to add your own money-saving or technique tips!

Check out some of the Tips below, or add your own & hey!... don't forget, there are plenty of FX-Tips in the Articles section too!

   


221 - acoustic treatment for your room        

From: digital chicken
Email: chicken land
Date: 15-Jul-01


this tip will probably be of little use to those people whose set-ups are based in their bedrooms, but may be invaluable if you are using a converted garage (f*ck me i hate that word these days) or basement or a similar room with hard walls, etc, and not much in the way of furniture.

after deciding that my room sounded crap and was a pain in the arse to mix in (hi-freq clashing and a horrible metallic echo on everything) i considered some sound deadening-possibilities.....

cheap matress foam would probably look like a pig's ear, acoustic tiles were far too expensive, drapes were hardly practical and as for egg boxes..........

i then started wondering how well carpet would work if applied to the walls. after measuring the room properly, i went to the nearest big name carpet retailer and was quoted a price of £150 for the whole lot! (i went for that hard-wearing office type carpet that wouldn't go fluffy if rhinos danced on it for 40 years) not bad...but would it work?

anyway, in the end it worked better than i could have possibly hoped and my room now sounds unreal! my monitors sound like they did when i listened to them in the shop and not the £20 tranny radio speakers they turned into when i got them home...the bottom end is spot-on and everything sounds controlled and close instead of sprawling around the room like an oasis album.

hope this has been some help, sorry to go on.....

yours, D.C.


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