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TOO too MUCH much ECHO echo

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by NashvilleDeluxe, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Strato50

    Strato50 Tele-Meister

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    Go all Graceland on it..lol
     

  2. NashvilleDeluxe

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    So, turn it into a cubicle? That makes a lot of sense. Expand for invitees, and let the groupies co-mingle on the other side. Where does one procure these so-called "groupies?"
     
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  3. NashvilleDeluxe

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    I appreciate your input. So, make a room within a room? That sounds appealing. It's too bad that the view is at odds with the acoustics. I don't think I'd record there. I have a spot for recording already, and it's small and acoustically dampened. It would be cool to use this space for hosting, though. The hayloft over the barn is my favourite place to play, but it's full of bales most of the time.
     
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  4. NotAnotherHobby

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    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    Put newspapers on the windows.


    It won't do anything acoustically, but the neighbors will probably freak.
     
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  5. NashvilleDeluxe

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    There are no neighbours. My promenading nudity keeps onlookers at bay.
     
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  6. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    LOL.

    Touche'.
     

  7. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    Curtains, drapes, rugs, carpet, couch, all will help. Also consider throw pillows, recliner or bean-bag chair, futon, hang a couple thick blankets on the walls, bookshelves full of books, anything that absorbs or diffuses sound waves will help.

    Real studios spend big bucks to treat a room, check out these guys: www.realtraps.com
     

  8. Snowbird

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    Honestly this is not a bad situation at all (of course it's not - it looks like a gorgeous room, but I'm talking about the sound). It's nice because you can now deaden it as much as you want. What others have said is good advice -- start with rugs, furniture, book cases, something on the walls. Then, if it is still too live and reverberant, you would can look into acoustical treatment.

    I would way rather have this situation than a room that is too dead and try to liven it up. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

    I really love the sound of an amp cranked in a room like that. The reverb can be glorious if it's deadened just enough.
     

  9. Boubou

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    Get a few dogs they kind of act like carpets lying around on the floor
     

  10. jaybones

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    Yes, definitely some soft window treatments and floorings.

    I had one of those, you're a lucky man!
     

  11. Mr Green Genes

    Mr Green Genes Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 23, 2016
    MI
    Have you thought about some nice wallpaper?

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  12. BigDaddyLH

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    Now I feel funny suggesting that the carpet match the drapes.
     

  13. ndeli55

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    Fixed at for you.
     

  14. studio

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    I guess that's why there's no more yoga class!
     

  15. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2013
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    He's in love man, maybe he's color blind!
     

  16. rburd2

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    My thoughts: That's a beautiful, huge room. Make it something fun for the family (pool table, ping pong table, foosball, whatever) and re-appropriate something a little smaller and carpeted for your music room.

    That room is too nice to keep for yourself. ;)
     

  17. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Poster Extraordinaire

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    For $12k (to pay my back taxes) I'll tell you how to fix it at no cost.

    No $12k for me? Dang, oh well figured it was worth asking.

    Start rolling out all your GFs yoga mats until it sounds just right.
    You want it firm and taut, not too soft and not too hard.
     

  18. magicfingers99

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    its a nice room, it would probably be great for acoustic guitar. Windows let light through, but bounce sound like an audio mirror. If you did a wall of drapes with electrical retractors to let the light in when you want it and dampen the sound when you don't - you might be able to get the best of both worlds.

    It worked for Todd Rundgren:

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  19. NashvilleDeluxe

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    The retractors/curtains idea is also a good one. We've got those horrible wireless smart-home blinds in the other rooms, and they never work right.
     

  20. Alamo

    Alamo Poster Extraordinaire

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