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Single Best Piece of Advice EVER

#1 Post by doncolga » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:09 pm

Corner loading subs and avoiding the no go zone. I'm just shocked every time...can't believe how uniform and level the bass is through the whole room.
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#2 Post by Chris_Allen » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:39 pm

Do you know how much this forum has changed me? We are looking at new houses and I'm assessing the rooms for the suitability of sub placement!
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#3 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:10 pm

Chris_Allen wrote: We are looking at new houses and I'm assessing the rooms for the suitability of sub placement!
A man's got to have his priorities. :clap:

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#4 Post by David Raehn » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:05 pm

I'm with you on that as a great piece of advice, but my opinion of the best would be:

IITP.

I know it's hard to read the plans 'before making with the sawdust' but in the world we have here, it is just plain required. So many questions are answered just by reading what Bill has already put down in writing, including a bit about sub placement and multiples and limiting and acceptable parameters and required drivers and component choices and required build materials and deployment and expected results etc. etc. etc.....

As for myself, I put my faith right out there, read as directed, built as instructed, deployed as indicated and see no need to complain at all.

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#5 Post by CoronaOperator » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:17 pm

While that advice is good for the subwoofers, the last line in my signature will get you going for the tops :mrgreen: !
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#6 Post by Tom Smit » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:44 pm

:loler:
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#7 Post by eshadeol » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:45 am

No like button for author or postees, soo,. :twisted: :clap:
Defy the vortex -of mediocre-second rate bass- produced by mongrels- devoid of taste!
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#8 Post by doncolga » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:44 pm

Hey everybody,

It's been a long time since I posted here. I'm still gigging of course, but I've gotten much more into production, recording, mixing, etc in the past few years. Just today I've moved my mixing desk to a supposedly horrible room. 22 x 9 x 8 rectangle room of concrete floor, sheetrock and brick. My previous location was a really big space with a sloped ceiling and I was at least 8 feet away from all boundaries. I can't do that in here. I'm right against a wall, on one end of the room, facing the long dimension. Everything is supposedly wrong you can think of. As before, I had the sub under my desk, but that put it about 6 feet from the wall and I was getting a big dip around 50 Hz. So I stuck it in the corner. Much smoother now and no crazy dips. For "acoustic treatment", right now I have a mattress on the wall behind me and that's it...really informal for the time being. Anyway, my mix position sounds awesome and it's still amazing to see the HUGE difference placement makes. Thanks again, to Bill for sharing this information. To this day its a complete game changer for me.

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Two 18" Tuba 30's 3012 LF
Two 26" Tuba 30's Lab 12
Two OmniTop 12's DL 2512 (Melded Array)
Presonus Studio One DAW
Harrison Consoles MixBus 32C DAW

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