Rate My Space – Designing a Home Theater and Art Studio Room

January 23, 2013 by
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Rate My Space - Designing a Home Theater and Art Studio Room

In this episode of Rate My Space, watch how one room is broken into a clean art studio room and cozy home theater. Learn what kind of area rugs and ceiling fans to look for as well as design tips to make an art studio or home movie room fit your needs. For more great interior design tips and Rate My Space videos, visit www.Lowes.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Video #2: www.youtube.com DUBturbo presents: (Step By Step Instructions & Pics Below ) How to build your own sound booth and recording room for cheap. See step by step pics at: forums.nichechoppers.com This is a personal journal video as I convert two rooms in our new unit into acoustically treated recording and production rooms with a sound booth conversion in the closet. Soundtrack from: www.artofbeats.com Things you’ll need *Acoustical Foam – I used ebay – foamfactory – cost? 0 USD – which was enough to fill two rooms at 15×20, and two closets at 3×5 (we way overestimated but it’s better to have leftovers than have to re-order just a few pieces or run out before you finish your application). Get a consultation for your room from an acoustical pro so you know what thickness, size, texture, and type of foam is best suited for your needs. Get the spray glue your foam provider recommends or sells in-house. *Paint & all accessories – Get Latex or eggshell, NOT shiny/glossy. *Nails – if some of your foam starts to fall/peal/come off over time, use tiny 3/4″ nails to nail them into the wall without damaging the foam, and so you can hide the nail easily within the foam once it’s nailed into the wall. *Sheets: To treat your ceiling, you’ll want to hang sheets from the ceiling to the wall leaving a bow/bend in the middle, this is to dampen the noise an reflection from your ceiling. Feel free to add a few foam blocks to the ceiling as well. You’ll want to hang 2 sheets, going
Video Rating: 4 / 5


28 Comments on Rate My Space – Designing a Home Theater and Art Studio Room

  1. Calvin Williamson on Wed, 23rd Jan 2013 9:26 pm

    Her side was better

  2. wishfulsinger01 on Wed, 23rd Jan 2013 9:32 pm

    Wow!!! I need the table. Any websites where u can purchase it from? I’m in England.

  3. Ashton Ohlsen on Wed, 23rd Jan 2013 10:06 pm

    i need this so bad!!!

  4. DubTurboBeats on Wed, 23rd Jan 2013 11:05 pm

    No – do not paint your foam!! It will become useless.

    The foams texture and purpose is to absorb sound – if you paint it and or cover it you will be reflecting it instead.

  5. DubTurboBeats on Wed, 23rd Jan 2013 11:50 pm

    I have mishmashed my talents of audio/design/web/print/video and use to have an agency for servicing people with marketing assets – that grew into wanting to start my own products/be my own client. I started launching a bunch of stuff online until something stuck – some of my stuff stuck and I’m not monetizing my ‘music’ but my talents as a whole in various ways. Just going huge from music itself is something I’ve yet to do – but I’ve made big money in undtraditional ways out of rooms like this.

  6. DubTurboBeats on Wed, 23rd Jan 2013 11:51 pm

    Sorry for the late reply – they have offices in Canada so there’s no duty/customs BS to deal with – just give them a call they’ll sort you out.

  7. Steadroy Brookes on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 12:04 am

    You really should look into getting bass traps

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  9. ibanez0830 on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 1:18 am

    This is a great video, but what i advise doing for vocals is just filling up one whole corner in your room with auralex. don’t convert closets or small rooms into booths. You will get results of a very boxy lifeless sound. Open rooms have a nice open natural feel to the vocals that bring it to life when you hear it in the final mix.

  10. John Reidt on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 1:37 am

    Did you have any issues ordering the foam from foam factory? I know you live in Canada as do I and am wondering how they do with international shipping.

  11. DeejayErez on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 1:45 am

    How much was the foam?

  12. theDAWstudio on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 2:19 am

    Sorry pulmo96, but you are completely wrong. Proximity effect is only part of it. Try standing in a room and talk, and then move into a closet and talk. You can hear your voice get boomier. No mic so no proximity effect is happening. It is standing waves. Yes they cause a big problem when mixing and mastering, but they muddy up your recordings when tracking too. Yes you can fix it in the mix, but the mix will always sound better if you fix it before the mix. It’s well worth the investment.

  13. pullmo96 on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 2:35 am

    Even though the design is diffrent LoL, the reason folks have boomy vocals is because of proximity effect, all the treatment and design is for is for preventing reflection now in a situation where mixing and mastering comes in to play then bass build up can be a problem. Now if for some reason you just can’t correct boomy vocals through backing up from the mic a good engineer will fix that during the mixing session.

  14. TargetRTG on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 3:00 am

    I hate haters bruh good job on it u fix it up how to want it fuckin lame ass people hate

  15. thatsfornoobs on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 3:42 am

    How did you start your career? Did you go to college and if so what is the next step after college?

  16. toh192 on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 4:01 am

    Um, concrete reverberates.

  17. quikcmusic on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 4:42 am

    Need soundproof material? Don’t want to spend the money on overpriced auralex material? Stop by dual mic records dot com and look under the tab “SP 4 LESS” you will be happy you did!!!!

  18. softcellelectrical on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 5:12 am

    Good video-I just finished a vid on ‘electrical acoustics’-I have done 5 studios complete and from a component point of view, your source electrical is very important. First studio I wired had a persistent hum-the main panel wasn’t grounded-power drops really affect amps as well-I cover about 10 items in my vid that will completely eliminate power and data contamination. Once your bass traps and sound proofing is up its really hard to correct power problems.

  19. immortalguitars on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 5:53 am

    The foam isn’t going to help your case. The foam controls reverberations, phase cancellation, and other issuses. Your problem is that of lack of isolation. Unfortunately, unless you can build out to double up the walls, there’s not much you can do

  20. Chris Melas on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 6:01 am

    I have a question. I live in an old apartment complex with very thin walls. I’m a guitarist, and play all day. My neighbors complain often enough for it to be a problem for me. Do you recommend the foam approach in my case? Keep in mind my apartment is tiny, only a kitchen and the bedroom.

    Thanks for the help

  21. coolapplekid21 on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 6:42 am

    you painted your right?

  22. coolapplekid21 on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 6:52 am

    can i paint the foam a diffent color or i do i have to just leave it the same color? get back to me plz

  23. coolapplekid21 on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 7:37 am

    can i paint the foam a diffent color or i can’t

  24. cravenz12 on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 8:17 am

    09:30 Thumbs up for surprise Beatbox . yeah

  25. coltonjean on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 8:21 am

    It’s not going to change a lot if you have panels symmetrically placed covering the same amount of space on each wall.. you’ve not really done yourself much good. panels are to be specifically placed to kill standing waves or noticeable reflections. not just in a cool pattern.

  26. 1234masterguitar1234 on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 8:55 am

    great video one question what can possibly happen if i covered all the wall with that foam ?

  27. LULU Ziro on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 8:58 am

    this room needs Bass Traps, Corner Panels, and take all that fancy stuff out of the wall and make it right. That acoustic design you put in the control room, i would suggest better to use it for the booth. Also, even though it’s recorded by camera and uploaded on youtube, witch it’s compressing the sound making it sound like shit, I can still hear the bad crazy echo. I would use that room just like that to do chamber reverb effect.

  28. Purgatory Sro on Thu, 24th Jan 2013 9:32 am

    Oh by the way, you’re a pretty novice landlord it seems. I would never rent an apartment under your control. (for one you seem like a slumlord and for two, you sound very inexperienced, oh and for three you’re lazy)

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