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#1646634 - 02/26/04 11:57 AM Welcome!
Ethan Winer Moderator Offline
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Folks,

Welcome to the EQ Acoustics Forum!

The quality of your rooms has a profound affect on everything you record and mix in them. It's difficult to capture a great acoustic guitar sound when reflections off nearby surfaces create a boxy sound that defies equalization. And it's nearly impossible to create a decent mix when standing wave patterns in your control room skew the low frequency response by 30 dB or more.

Our goal here is to explain and discuss this fascinating subject, and all questions and comments related to acoustics and acoustic treatment are invited. Are you curious what a bass trap does? You came to the right place. Or maybe you're building a basement studio and want to know the best size and shape for the control room? You're sure to get solid advice here.

Also, please see the ACOUSTICS FAQ . This article explains the basics of small room acoustics and acoustic treatment, and provides a background for our discussions.

Thanks, and welcome aboard!

--Ethan Winer

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#1646635 - 02/26/04 12:34 PM Re: Welcome!
offramp Offline
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ALRIGHT ALREADY! \:D

I've got a situation, and I need some help!!

Open it up! C'mon!
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#1646636 - 02/26/04 12:37 PM Re: Welcome!
jackpine Offline
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Now THIS is a good idea.

Thanks Ethan, I'm looking forward to the next improvement in my room.
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#1646637 - 02/26/04 01:45 PM Re: Welcome!
Loco Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ethan Winer:
all questions and comments related to acoustics and acoustic treatment are invited.
When can we open the first thread?
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#1646638 - 02/26/04 01:52 PM Re: Welcome!
Ethan Winer Moderator Offline
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Loco,

> When can we open the first thread? <

I'm waiting as anxiously as you! It's not under my control, but it should be any moment now...

--Ethan

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#1646639 - 02/26/04 03:33 PM Re: Welcome!
RaGe Offline
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Now we're talking!

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#1646640 - 02/26/04 04:14 PM Re: Welcome!
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Congrats Ethan. I've always enjoyed your posts, and I've always wondered why you didn't have a forum.
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#1646641 - 02/26/04 04:22 PM Re: Welcome!
Ethan Winer Moderator Offline
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Thanks guys!

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#1646642 - 02/26/04 04:38 PM Re: Welcome!
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sylver:
Congrats Ethan. I've always enjoyed your posts, and I've always wondered why you didn't have a forum.
Same here
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#1646643 - 02/26/04 04:45 PM Re: Welcome!
kylen Offline
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Loc: Southern WV, USA
Hi Ethan

Still enjoying your cool article in Feb2004 EQ ! It's very nice to have this HUGE piece of the audio equation here !

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#1646644 - 02/26/04 05:08 PM Re: Welcome!
Matt.Hepworth Offline
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Excellent! Your advice and knowledge is indispensible.
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#1646645 - 02/26/04 05:12 PM Re: Welcome!
MurMan Offline
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Loc: San Diego
Ethan,

What a great forum idea. I record demos for friends occasionally and know that I could improve my acoustical environment.

Important Safety Tip:
Don't anyone let Petros know that phasing is discussed here!

Murray
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#1646646 - 02/26/04 05:29 PM Re: Welcome!
Bunny Knutson Offline
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Congrats, Ethan! Your posts are always very informative. I'm glad MP has given you a forum.


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#1646647 - 02/26/04 06:10 PM Re: Welcome!
miroslav Offline
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Hey Ethan!

Your own forum on MusicPLayer!

Hey...I thought you had one going on RecOrg...
...though I haven't check there in quite some time.

Anyway...this is a good thing!
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#1646648 - 02/26/04 06:50 PM Re: Welcome!
WFTurner Offline
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Welcome aboard. I look forward to it.
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#1646649 - 02/26/04 06:53 PM Re: Welcome!
Dogfur Offline
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All I can say is this place just got exponentially more valuable to me!!!

Welcome and Thanks -

Dogfur
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#1646650 - 02/26/04 08:43 PM Re: Welcome!
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Ethan's da man!
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#1646651 - 02/26/04 11:00 PM Re: Welcome!
Tedly Nightshade Offline
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hey, it's great to see you and Bear here!

Here's hoping that this great (many of us have sampled the contents already, all over the web) and invaluable new forum will get me to deal with the long-avoided process of getting my room into acoustic shape...

why did I avoid it for so long? paradoxically, I wanted to do it *right*...

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#1646652 - 02/26/04 11:35 PM Re: Welcome!
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I like this!
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#1646653 - 02/27/04 02:31 AM Re: Welcome!
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This is so cool, a teriffic addition to the other forums!

Thanks and congrats, Ethan!

/Mats
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#1646654 - 02/29/04 01:50 PM Re: Welcome!
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Ethan - Congratulations, I'm looking forward to reading and participating. I've enjoyed many of your posts through the last couple of years.

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#1646655 - 03/01/04 05:44 AM Re: Welcome!
Anderton Offline
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Hey Ethan, I'm a little late to the welcoming party, but it's great to have you here (as well as in EQ, of course \:\) )! Thanks for all the great posts in SSS, and make sure you come by and visit occasionally...if you have the time after dealing with this place!
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#1646656 - 03/01/04 06:38 AM Re: Welcome!
Gus Lozada Offline
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... I thought I had already said "Welcome" somewhere else, but:

Hey Ethan, Bienvenido a nuestra Familia

((That was the official welcome message from your mexican fellow moderator \:D ))

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#1646657 - 03/01/04 10:44 AM Re: Welcome!
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Great idea for a forum, and Ethan is the man for it. I'll definitely have some questions here and maybe even provide a few answers.

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#1646658 - 03/01/04 10:56 AM Re: Welcome!
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There's no doubt that we have the best of the best as moderators of this forums
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#1646659 - 03/03/04 04:29 AM Re: Welcome!
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Excellent idea for a forum.

Thanks Ethan, for lending your obviously considerable knowledge to the rest of us who haven't a clue.

I have space I want to convert, and I just know sooner or later I'm gonna get have plenty to discuss here.

Thanks again, man.

As someone else said; we really do have the best moderators!
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