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How to make rockwool acoustic panels

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Uploaded on Jul 6, 2010

This short video shows you how to make broadband acoustic panels or bass traps for treating music studio rooms, performance rooms or home theater rooms.

The panels that I made are 119cm x 61cm x 5cm but the dimensions can be customized to your own requirements. Rockwool can be purchased at a variety of thicknesses depending on your requirements. If you do make thicker panels you might need a mid supporting piece of wood as the fabric alone might not be able to hold the weight in the center. Mine are mounted at reflection points to dampen the room acoustics. If you wish to use them as bass traps then it's best to space them away from the walls and make them thicker. Alternatively they can be mounted across room corners but I recommend making them thicker if you intend to do this. You can use a fabric of your choice as long as it's fairly porous/thin. Try blowing through it!

Purchase rockwool or rocksill panels of the rigid type (not the rolls) as it's fairly easy to work with and can be cut with scissors or a knife. I got mine from my builder who got it from his local building supplies company. I recommend the following websites if you wish to order online: http://www.insulationexpress.co.uk/Mu...

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http://www.just-insulation.com/

For more information on acoustics and room treatment please go to http://www.soundonsound.com/forum/pos...

If you don't want to make these yourself then gik.com is a good place to order ready made panels. I believe they work out at about £50 per panel. I made mine for about £15 per panel although the quality and workmanship is likely to be much better on those that were made professionally!

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