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Sound treatments at the 'Fest.....



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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:11 pm

Sound treatments at the 'Fest.....

Ya know I was looking at the pics of the cabins and wondering if the big, open rooms have any affect on soundstage. Has anyone given any thought to bringing any kind of treatments such as big comforters or blankets to put up? Was the sound affected last year?
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Post Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:31 pm

Re: Sound treatments at the 'Fest.....

The sound was most definitely affected last year. Made some great gear sometimes sound real bright with artificial reflections, room nodes and cancellations as well. We just used our collective knowledge to bring out the best of the gear with what we had, in some cases we moved an entire rig to a different location than the original plan just for this reason. The cabins are not the absolute best scenario for reflections and the things that normally in our home rigs we could make permanent or temporary changes to, we may not be able to do. Last year as well as this year, we'll just have to make due.

This year, it will pretty much be the same thing. We are not allowed to put nails in the walls trim, logs or anything like that. It sucks, I know but they are after all luxury log cabin vacation rentals. We can try without defacing any of the cabins to get the best sound possible and any suggestions are more than welcome.

Don't get me wrong. It's not like we get there and all of the rigs sound like ass or anything like that. I'm just saying that it's not [obviously] like we are running all rigs in an anechoic chamber........which would be schweeeeeeeeet!!!....but ain't gonna happen.
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Post Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:03 am

Re: Sound treatments at the 'Fest.....

Closing the curtains on the large windows helped a lot. I thought the large high ceiling rooms sounded fine. Get enough bodies in front of the speakers and they do a nice job of damping the sound.
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Post Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:08 am

Re: Sound treatments at the 'Fest.....

Dreamer brought some moving blankets last year to place behind his Martin Logan speakers & we set my AL-IIIs up in front of the curtains to minimize unwanted reflections. I have several U-haul blankets I can bring if need be.

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Post Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:36 am

Re: Sound treatments at the 'Fest.....

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