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Old 5th September 2018
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Ceiling acoustic panels

Hi,

I was hoping someone could help me with one little thing. I'm about to put few acoustic panels on the ceiling of my tracking, recording room. I don't have too many of them therefor I was wondering if it would be ok to have few inches of space betweeen them or if acousticaly it would be better to have them right next to each other?

Thank you for the help.

T.
Old 5th September 2018
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He's asking about the live room, not control room. Same advice?
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He's asking about the live room, not control room. Same advice?
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Old 6th September 2018
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Interesting. I wouldnt treat a live room with panels to begin with, but ive typically heard of having them spaced out around the room as it controls reverb time a bit better than having the same surface area in one spot. Also, dont you get a bit of diffusion thrown in with the alternating depth of surfaces? Also, how do you determine reflection points in a live room? Seems that would change with source a bit?
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Ceiling above drum?
Old 7th September 2018
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Gorgeous room, and right in line with how ive always read a live room should be treated. So, i take it that having the gaps between the rigid panels risks having too short an ISD gap? Dependent on gap size, of course. So for that reason its best to keep them together if youre forced to use only a few panels of rigid insulation?
Old 7th September 2018
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Yes. If you need absorption; treat the entire surface (that needs absorption), without gaps.

Use diffusers (real diffusers with enough depth and a shape that actually works ...) and/or pressure based absorbers (I prefer slotted panels (HH arrays), possibly with variable slot/gap width for some slight scattering) on areas that needs to be reflective above the model range.
Old 11th September 2018
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Thanks everyone for the help. I have a clear picture now of what to do .
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If the problem is just general decay in the room I have had much better results with spreading them out. If you are looking to target a area, like for drum area and so on then no gaps.
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