I only have a really small spare bedroom to work with. I will be using it for home recording/mixing. I haven't measured it yet, but it's around 10x12. For rooms this small Ethan recommends covering the entire ceiling with absorption if possible (http://ethanwiner.com/acoustics.html). My question is, since I'll be using that 'safe and sound' material, can I use typical screen-door/window screening on the face of the frames (under the breathable material ) to prevent the insulation from drooping? I just happen to have a huge roll of the stuff in the attic. It appears to me made of metal. Ok, thanks for any advice.
I have used hardware cloth to make frameless 2' x 4' clouds. I fastened the hardware cloth to the bottom of the cloud just so it wouldn't move out of place when covering/wrapping the panel with fabric. Then, wrap the panel on all sides kinda like wrapping a gift box. I recently discovered E6000 glue to glue fabric but man does it STINK (wear a respirator). To hang, bend the end of stiff wire into a 1" long hook and skewer the panel from the bottom. The wire should extend long enough out the back (top side) so you can tie/wrap it to hooks on the ceiling. Of course you can use hardware cloth stapled to the front (bottom) of wood frames. If you do frameless, the edges absorb too so hanging them spaced 2 or 3 inches allows the edge to be exposed
But if you have wood or metal frames, you can probably get away with less than full coverage using 2 or 3 slats of wood or stiff metal bars or rods attached to the frame.
I'm not sure but you may only need a 1" "L" angle running around the perimeter.
I love E6k. Used it to put batting on my super chunks. There's a hardware store called Orchard which has tons of wire meshes. You could also probably weave in some metal tie wire also - also something I used in my super chunks to good effect.