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Free step-by-step plans for bass traps

Discussion in 'Studio Construction & Acoustics Forum' started by tremont, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. tremont

    tremont Member

    Editing and Mixing Engineer/Live Recordist
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    Hello everyone. My name is Bryan and I'm a young guy in Rochester, NY with a small project studio and a band called The Highway Beautiful. I've been lurking in these forums for several months and have learned a TON about studio acoustics. So far, I haven't seen much for me to contribute and most of my questions had already been answered, but I wanted to sign up to post and let everyone know about a project I've been working on.

    After buying Rod's Book and reading it cover to cover several times, I decided to build some acoustic panels with rigid fiberglass like the ones described in the chapter on acoustic treatments. I documented the process and turned them into free step-by-step plans on a website called Instructables. It seems like someone around here is always wondering how to make these panels and hopefully these instructions will be a bit more through than what's currently available since they contain lots of pictures.

    I've also put links to recording.org and to Rod's book on Amazon on several of the pages.

    I hope that you enjoy this project and find these instructions useful. Please let me know if you have any questions/comments/concerns. I'd love feedback!

    Here is the link:


    Thanks again for all the people here who have been such great resources!

  2. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Moderator

    Studio Design

    Very nicely done - both the panels and the presentation.


  3. Groff

    Groff Member

    saving the music
    Very good and very useful!

  4. rockstardave

    rockstardave Member

    big up to my 585 neighbor! i'm in buffalo, right next door.

    do you guys ever play in 716?
  5. moisiss

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    How much does each panel weigh?
  6. tremont

    tremont Member

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    Re: how much does each panel weigh

    Guys, thanks for the positive feedback so far. I'm glad to hear that you approve of our work. I was a little nervous about posting.

    We haven't put them on a scale, but we estimate they're about 25 pounds each. They're light enough that one person can easily hang them (I hung 9 of them myself and I'm pretty small). If you use heavy duty hooks and follow our guidelines about adding a little extra length to the picture wire, they will hold in drywall no problem.

    And to answer dave, the other half of my two piece band is actually from buffalo. He just moved to rochester, but we still play quite a bit in buffalo at Mohawk and Infinity (and The icon before it shut down). PM me if you want more information or anything.

  7. tremont

    tremont Member

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    Hello. I just want to let everyone know that the project was featured on the front page of the website that I posted it to and today it broke 2,500 views!
  8. UCoVi

    UCoVi Guest

    So, is it safe to assume that these would serve as good corner traps as well?

    I've also read that installing wooden slats horizontaly across the frame with spaces in between would present better mid and high reflection while still trapping the bass. Could this work for this particular application?

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