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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 12:43:08 Reply

Well first important thing is getting the desk in a better place. You want the desk to be centered on one of the walls. Next thing is to get your monitors pointed at you and not lined up straight with the desk. Your ears should create a perfect equilateral triangle with the speakers. This alone will give you a more accurate sound.

What I added in is an ideal way to start acoustic treatment in a room, but there is some stuff i couldnt add because its 2d. You also want to cover first reflections on the ceiling. Also, since the back wall is brick, you may want to consider adding a few extra back absorbers so as to kill that wall just a bit more. Although killing the sound in the room isnt the goal, but brick is particularly reflective.

There's also the chance that the door and window might be right where your first side reflections are, so you may have to be sneaky about that one. For windows....well personally I'd cover the window just like its a wall, but for more aesthetically pleasing of a look, you could build something that could hang there over the window whenever you want it to. The door....yes that needs foam on it if its in the way....but again it may be a bit strange looking.

The bass traps are misleading to many. The mistake I see a lot of people make is putting the bass traps wayyyy up in the top corner, but you actually benefit more from it being treated more like a first corner reflection. This means that it will be at speaker height in the corner. You also may need more 4 bass traps. In that case, I suggest putting them somewhere else and not just stacking them in the corner. Just always make sure its a reflection point. Meaning that if you put a mirror there and sat in your chair like you were gonna do a mixdown, you could see the speaker in the mirror (for corners you need two mirrors).

Buying foam is pretty expensive, so don't get too excited unless you have about 500 bucks to drop on a roominators kit or something. Building is not a bad idea, but you have to do some research as to what material is ideal, and you have to know a thing or two about carpentry.

Oh and I didnt even get into soundproofing or diffusion. Those are usually more time consuming or money consuming additional benefits. Same with power conditioners which are like surge protectors that are designed for sound people. Believe it or not, but a regular surge protector creates a good amount of noise.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 12:59:16 Reply

At 12/15/12 12:44 PM, Breed wrote: oh right.....the picture.

I need money to do that.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 13:32:20 Reply

My room is pretty much a no-go when it comes to acoustics. First of all it's not even square-like, and the ceiling part above the right side of my bed isn't horizontal but descends in a 45 degree angle. All my walls are plastered though, which is a pro I think.
Also that cut-off top left corner just fucks it up even more.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 13:33:44 Reply

At 12/15/12 02:23 AM, krssvr wrote: Just Bought Audio Technica ATH-M50s, Anyone else had these? whats your opinion.

They've been my 1-size-fits-all (studio, homework, walking around...) headphones for the past year or two. I love em. Good build quality, solid detail in the mids and highs. They're a bit bass-heavy, but that's okay (especially when compared to the tragically-lacking-in-bass HD280Pros).

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 13:44:52 Reply

At 12/15/12 01:32 PM, LiquidOoze wrote: My room is pretty much a no-go when it comes to acoustics. First of all it's not even square-like, and the ceiling part above the right side of my bed isn't horizontal but descends in a 45 degree angle. All my walls are plastered though, which is a pro I think.
Also that cut-off top left corner just fucks it up even more.

Its not a no-go, but it does suck for sake of ease in treating. You can still attack the first reflections, its just that they are going to be in weird places and look weird. The biggest problem with the room will probably be coupling, but thats definitely treatable. Having a perfectly square room makes things symmetric, easy to treat, and overall nice looking, but that doesnt neccesarily mean awesome sound. Your room already has some natural diffusion to it, in its own unique way. Thats not bad, just different. Nobodies room is ideal brah.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 16:44:34 Reply

At 12/15/12 10:33 AM, LiquidOoze wrote: I-Mortal, why don't you and your gf sleep in the same bed? :P

I livez at home with bros.

At 12/15/12 12:43 PM, Breed wrote: Well first important thing is getting the desk in a better place. You want the desk to be centered on one of the walls...

Cheers for these tips! Unfortunately, both beds are too big to re-arrange in the room like the picture you posted, and the desk position is at the best position I can get it at. I will keep the tips in mind for those bass traps!

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 17:22:07 Reply

Back from the US. What did I miss?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 17:30:21 Reply

So, I'm still around. Yup. Just been working on my album, writing/practicing bass for the folk thrash metal band, taking care of my daughter, playing video games and what not. It was actually slightly difficult writing bass for thrash metal since I'd never done it before, but soon realized the macinations of thrash and got down to writing thrashy bass tunes.

The thrash that thrashed my thrashing thrasher.

In any case, my album is all mastered and done to the farthest I can/felt like going. It came to a total of ten songs and I have the album art being worked on. I'm aiming for a December release and I'll post it here in the forum when it's all done.

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Why does this shit suck so much degenerated nuts? It's almost all just shitty pop rock songs about the opposite gender with an accent (sometimes not even an accent). Almost all the male singers sound exactly the same. They make unfailing references to cottonwood trees, honey, 'big 3' brand beers and whiskey...

Look, I'm a friggan hillbilly who lived in a forested valley with the closest populous being Amish my entire life until this year and I generally hate honey and Anheuser-Busch/Coors/Miller, am not an avid whiskey drinker and I don't constantly think about the opposite sex! This music isn't real country and western! It's written, performed and listened to by city and town folk who think they're country! I just want to slam a Waylon Jennings album over their heads and tell them how they forced me to do it! In fact, I don't think Johnny Cash died because of his wife's death. I think he saw this shit coming and got the fuck out!


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-17 17:22:48 Reply

So I was looking at one of the locked advertisement threads, and I found some guy advertising this:

http://www.beatport.com/release/sync/997624

WTF! A 13-year-old produced that??? Kid's gonna be freakin' huge...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 01:25:13 Reply

At 12/17/12 05:22 PM, The-iMortal wrote: So I was looking at one of the locked advertisement threads, and I found some guy advertising this:

http://www.beatport.com/release/sync/997624

WTF! A 13-year-old produced that??? Kid's gonna be freakin' huge...

Not if he also uploads that on here and gives it away for free...


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 01:29:25 Reply

At 12/18/12 01:25 AM, LiquidOoze wrote: Not if he also uploads that on here and gives it away for free...

A lot of songs sold on iTunes and Beatport have actually been released for free from the artists. My Name is Skrillex was free download, and I think you could have downloaded Knife Party's EP for free from their website at one point... maybe not, can't really remember.

BUT, his production skills are still incredible for a 13-year-old, and I'm thinking of his future projects. That track won't get too far due to lack of melody to give it rememberance and distinction.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 01:35:19 Reply

At 12/18/12 01:29 AM, The-iMortal wrote: A lot of songs sold on iTunes and Beatport have actually been released for free from the artists. My Name is Skrillex was free download, and I think you could have downloaded Knife Party's EP for free from their website at one point... maybe not, can't really remember.

But not during the contest is on.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 01:37:33 Reply

At 12/18/12 01:35 AM, Yoshiii343 wrote: But not during the contest is on.

Contest? And why you not on Skype, brah?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 01:38:59 Reply

At 12/18/12 01:37 AM, The-iMortal wrote: Contest? And why you not on Skype, brah?

Oh wait I was talking outta my ass there lol
and will be on soon. Just need to get some chow

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 02:13:16 Reply

At 12/15/12 02:23 AM, krssvr wrote: Just Bought Audio Technica ATH-M50s, Anyone else had these? whats your opinion.

been borrowing a pair from a friend,

really worth all the fuss people make about them,

bass response gets beyond low, doesnt feel loose or boomy at all to me.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 03:37:21 Reply

Bought myself a present for the first time in about 8 years. I always spend alllll my money and even money I dont have on gear and software.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 06:14:49 Reply

Well, it's been a few days since my last obligatory "post pictures of your dicks" post. I've since come to the realization that persistence is the best means of taking full advantage of probability. On that note....

post pics of your dicks ;)

On a more serious note, I'm officially set in Oakland California. I found a job that pays really well, a place to live, and a means to pay for...

... actually I haven't made it common knowledge yet. I'm going the gender reassignment route. I'm open to discussion about it but I figure I'll just post info as people ask for it. I hate making a big deal about things in my life because it never seems like anyone gives a fuck anyways.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 06:17:40 Reply

At 12/18/12 06:14 AM, Quarl wrote: ... actually I haven't made it common knowledge yet. I'm going the gender reassignment route. I'm open to discussion about it but I figure I'll just post info as people ask for it.

Are you pulling this shit outta your arse for the lulz, or are you serious?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 06:52:22 Reply

At 12/18/12 06:17 AM, The-iMortal wrote:
At 12/18/12 06:14 AM, Quarl wrote: ... actually I haven't made it common knowledge yet. I'm going the gender reassignment route. I'm open to discussion about it but I figure I'll just post info as people ask for it.
Are you pulling this shit outta your arse for the lulz, or are you serious?

I've been pulling this shit out of my ass for the lulz for years but I've also been serious about it my whole life. I have a really eclectic sense of humor and I have no issue making a joke at my own expense but there's always been an underlying hint of seriousness in my gender bending.

I can assure you that I'm being serious. I just found a clinic in Oakland that offers services "on a sliding scale." Being broke as fuck gives me a huge advantage as it grants me free services.

Since getting to Oakland I've tried out escorting, marijuana farming, canvassing and just about anything else you could think of. My lifes been hella crazy but things are finally falling into place for me. I'm an open book. Like I said, ask a question and I'll reply. I'm done aimlessly posting shit in the hopes that people will listen.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 06:54:55 Reply

At 12/18/12 06:52 AM, Quarl wrote: I can assure you that I'm being serious. I just found a clinic in Oakland that offers services "on a sliding scale." Being broke as fuck gives me a huge advantage as it grants me free services.

What's wrong with being your current gender?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 07:01:16 Reply

At 12/18/12 06:54 AM, The-iMortal wrote:
What's wrong with being your current gender?

It's too phallic.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 07:26:53 Reply

At 12/18/12 07:01 AM, Quarl wrote: It's too phallic.

You do realise that if you go through with this, cock jokes in the lounge will never be the same for you...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 07:27:10 Reply

At 12/18/12 07:01 AM, Quarl wrote:
At 12/18/12 06:54 AM, The-iMortal wrote:
What's wrong with being your current gender?
It's too phallic.

Only good answer to a question like that.

But seriously, good luck. Pretty sure it's a bigger thing to go through than you made it seem with that quick post about it.

also sorry, no dickpics from me
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 07:39:48 Reply

At 12/18/12 07:26 AM, The-iMortal wrote:
At 12/18/12 07:01 AM, Quarl wrote: It's too phallic.
You do realise that if you go through with this, cock jokes in the lounge will never be the same for you...

I don't care what anyone says. A cock joke is always a cock joke and everyone should be entitled to enjoying themselves some good old fashioned cock. Why would getting a sex change affect anything I post here on newgrounds?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 08:46:58 Reply

At 12/18/12 07:39 AM, Quarl wrote:
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KNEW IT. For years....in fact I thought youda gone the Echoz route before echoz did

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 16:37:53 Reply

At 12/18/12 06:14 AM, Quarl wrote:
... actually I haven't made it common knowledge yet. I'm going the gender reassignment route. I'm open to discussion about it but I figure I'll just post info as people ask for it. I

people who cross dress as a "joke" are the ones who always end up doing this shit lol

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 16:41:38 Reply

yay the world is getting more chicks

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 18:40:50 Reply

At 12/18/12 04:41 PM, Buoy wrote: yay the world is getting more chicks

you may want to rethink what you just said....


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-18 18:48:53 Reply

At 12/18/12 06:40 PM, Sequenced wrote:
At 12/18/12 04:41 PM, Buoy wrote: yay the world is getting more chicks
you may want to rethink what you just said....

what,