Post by canadianaudioboi on Apr 12, 2020 2:56:23 GMT
Hi I am canadian audio boi. I would get real traps but its tough where i live (british columbia) which is why my only choice would be primacoustic. I am asking on ethan winer forum and not primacoustic because i think you guys are the best at what you guys do.
So my question is, should i get less panels and some thicker, or more panels and less thickness?
My budget is 2k, and i have 2 options in mind -
18 of 2' x 4' panels that are 2" thick OR 12 of 2' x 4' panels that are 2" thick PLUS 4 more of same panels but 3" thick
One option has 18 panels, other has 16 but some of them are 3" thick
My room dimensions are basically 13' by 12' with 8' tall ceiling, I want to be able to produce mix and master so accuracy/transparency is the highest concern.
Should I cover most of my walls with the 18 panels or go for some thicker ones and take 16 panels instead? Whats the pros and cons?
Thanks, I left some photos if that helps with context.
The minimum for my room is 20 4"-thick and the four vertical walls with fluffy super chunks.
If you're doing music, you want a minimum thickness of 4". Roughly, a 2" panel only satisfies me down to about 250Hz. To go down to 63Hz, you need a panel that's 4x as thick - a doubling in thickness for each octave.
So, if I had it my way today, I'd have at least 20 8"-thick panels with soffits in almost every corner.
That should give you an idea. I'd offer to build you some but now isn't the right time.
Ear-height matters especially for the reflection free zone. For bass traps, it's mostly about where the bass is building up and that might be ear-level or not. You probably don't want the panel flush against the wall. There's virtually no downside to gapping your panels 1x their thickness.