Taming the Clucks – Part II

Dave Adventures, Cracked Up (Blog), Engineering, Music/Audio, Personal 3 Comments

I know that these posts are slow and infrequent – appologies for that, but a LOT of different things have happened in life, work and everything lately.

The IHR podcast has suffered unfortunately, but will definitely be propped up in the weeks to come. I’ve actually finished and been using the “Incubator” for the past month or so – really enjoying the space. There’s always going to be SOMETHING that needs to be tweaked, improved, adjusted in the studio, but, I’m extremely happy with the result. I’m always excited to fire things up and work on stuff in here.

Here’s a pic of the final product:

For this post, I thought I’d present a gallery of what I did to construct corner bass traps.

I’ve been mulling over different designs out there when designing the space:


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Corner with Space

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Perpendicular Panels

I opted for option 1 (wedge) with a bit of some space behind them as this looked to be the best “bang for the buck” option. I had the space and materials to accomplish this, so I went for it:



Comments 3

  1. Hi Dave,

    Wonderful job on your studio!!! You are the first person I know who understands that to obtain good sound from a small room, one must make it smaller by adding room treatments. Well crafted and executed, with all the major problem areas addressed.

    I would now like to draw your attention to the beams in the ceiling. Energy can move back and forth between those beams and produce resonances. You could try some two dimensional diffusors in this area to spread out sound energy away from the beams.


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      Thanks Mike!

      As for the beams, I’ve got the cloud suspended between them, and besides way back in the room (behind me), there’s not really any parallel trouble spots with them. The beams themselves are quite rough-hewn, and the entire space has MANY irregular things poking out that already break up a lot of the reflections.

      The outside faces of the beams face the inside of the roof – a slanted, irregular surface too. I’ll keep that in mind, but it’s probably something that’s far down on the “to-do” list. 🙂

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