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Absorption or Diffusion?

Discussion in 'Room Acoustics / Isolation / Treatment' started by AlTheBear, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. AlTheBear

    AlTheBear Guest

    What would be best to use to control the first reflections from my monitors if the ceiling is only 7ft 3in. I have some OC703 panels i'm putting above where the drum kit and percussion will be and i'm wondering if I should save some panels to control reflections above my mixing setup or if I should have some diffusion there.
     
  2. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Active Member

    If you use 2" min of the 703 panels - with 2" min between them and the ceiling - the cloud will do you just fine.......

    Rod
     
  3. myfipie

    myfipie Guest

    Diffusion is a super cool thing but you most of the time not on first (early) reflections points. It is best to use in the back of the room if you are a good 6 or more feet from it.

    Here is a little about diffusion and how it works.
    http://www.rpginc.com/news/library/TechBullDiffCritList.pdf


    Glenn
     
  4. AlTheBear

    AlTheBear Guest

    Thanks for the article Glenn. I've been wondering about some different diffusor designs. I'm going to have some leftover lumber so i'm thinking why not recylce and turn the leftovers into diffusion.
     
  5. myfipie

    myfipie Guest

    heck yes, go for it.

    Glenn
     
  6. SoLu Sounds

    SoLu Sounds Active Member

    Diffusion question!
    I just got a hold of a bunch (hundreds) of wine corks. Could they be used as a helpful/functioning cloud diffusion above my mixing seat? I have a skyline diffusion wall behind me, but since I have the cork I'm thinking they could both absorb and diffuse? Thoughts?
    Thanks, Manfred
     

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