home studio build!

Get that song on tape! Errr... disk?
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Re: home studio build!

Post by Larry Mal » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:57 am

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to speak to the mineral wool thing - it’s a good deal thicker and denser than fiberglass, in my experience. back when i went to school for audio engineering, my professors built their treatment panels out of owens-corning 703 and dense mineral wool, depending on the application. both seem to manage reflections as well as mid-high range isolation significantly better than pink fiberglass in my(limited) experience.
Where did you go to school for audio engineering? I also have a BA in audio engineering.
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Re: home studio build!

Post by postchrist » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:49 am

Larry Mal wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:57 am
postchrist wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:37 am
to speak to the mineral wool thing - it’s a good deal thicker and denser than fiberglass, in my experience. back when i went to school for audio engineering, my professors built their treatment panels out of owens-corning 703 and dense mineral wool, depending on the application. both seem to manage reflections as well as mid-high range isolation significantly better than pink fiberglass in my(limited) experience.
Where did you go to school for audio engineering? I also have a BA in audio engineering.
cool! i just took community college courses in austin, texas(austin cc), and fort collins, colorado(front range cc). austin was a really neat experience in that my professors were beyond brilliant and the studio was top notch. front range was cool too in that it was much lower budget, so the curriculum centered more around doing the most with what you’ve got. i left a semester short, money was too tight and the idea of school debt was terrifying, although now i feel that was pretty shortsighted. hoping to go back and finish in the next year or two.

where did you study?
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Re: home studio build!

Post by Larry Mal » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:20 am

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where did you study?
I took this degree, although it seems to have changed a bit since I took it.

I could immediately see that I wasn't very likely to get a job in a recording studio, so I took as many video production classes as I could with the idea that I would hopefully be able to get a job doing audio for video in some kind of commercial application.

Some years passed of me doing freelance audio work in tandem with my failing to get into any kind of advertising or production company and restaurant work, and then I decided to try something else. That's how I come to do IT work for a wonderful university, and I'm taking a Master's degree in cyber security so IT work is where I'm going to stay. Frankly I like it every bit as much as I would have liked the other stuff.

But: I am going to set up a nice home studio for myself, my friends and the kids. That'll be the extent of my ambitions, just writing my own music, trying to place that, teaching the kids what I know and recording my buddies.
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Re: home studio build!

Post by postchrist » Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:09 am

all sounds wonderful, @larry. music as a hobby is such a joy. side note, my dad went down a similar path, roughly - got really into audio engineering in his earliest twenties, made music semi-professionally(or at least was very driven) through to his late twenties, and around thirty got really into early software engineering and has remained there his entire life. still finds a lot of happiness in the sciences of music and sound, and spends a lot of his free time engrossed in audio circuitry and studying sound.

uploaded a quick sample jam from the new space. guitars aren’t quite dialed in for intonation, went too heavy on the 8 string’s tremolo, i’m still not great at fretless bass, and the 60 cycle hum is coming through a bit, so apologies all around.

regardless, a general idea of the sort of results i’ve arrived at so far. no processing/effects anywhere save for a very small amount of eq.

https://soundcloud.com/porchweather/jammy
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Re: home studio build!

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:13 am

i noticed the musicmaster bass in one of the pics....... may i please see more?
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Re: home studio build!

Post by postchrist » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:53 pm

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i noticed the musicmaster bass in one of the pics....... may i please see more?
sure!

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 1&t=114141

forget to update with the final pickguard repair but it came out cool. took the frets off too when covid hit, as i’ve always wanted to learn fretless and the truss doesn’t work anyways. really love how it sounds.

has some occasional noise issues, not certain what the root of those are. got it for $400, so between that and the busted truss rod, i expect eventually i’ll get it all running well and still be out the door for less than market.
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Re: home studio build!

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:22 am

Sweet thread! I'm always interested in architecture and acoustic treatment, and how the two work together. Subscribed!

I think I've posted this before, but I found a video where this guy does an acoustic treatment in his basement/music room, using 2 layers of moving blankets. He measures the decibels before and after, and I thought it was fascinating. Also, considering how expensive legitimate studio sound absorption equipment and acoustic foam can be, it's a really affordable option. Sound Proofing My Drum Studio With Acoustic Blankets From Vocal Booth To Go
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