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Postby Soundman2020 » Fri, 2019-Sep-20, 14:09

Documents that might be helpful in designing and building your studio:

Wyle WR 73-5R.pdf
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The famous "Wyle Report" from 1973. A very old but very useful in-depth explanation of how isolation works in buildings, and how to get good isolation with the least amount of materials, in the least thickness, for your purposes.

IR-761, from the Canadian National Research Council. A study of several hundred different methods for building isolation walls, all of them tested in a real acoustic laboratory, with full details of construction and results.

IR-802, from the Canadian National Research Council. A study of the isolation provided by various types of floated floors. My own title: "Read this to understand why your floated floor probably won't work, because it is really, really hard to do it right, and no: a plywood deck over 2x4 joists resting on rubber pads will NOT work. Nope. It just wont. Read this to find out why".

floating-floor-The Effects of the Air Space.pdf
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>n article published by Kinetics that shows the physical reasons WHY a plywood deck over 2x4 framing on rubber pads cannot possibly work. Ever. Never. Nope. Really!

IR-693, from the Canadian National Research Council. More studies on how walls isolate, what works, what doesn't.

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IR-832, from the Canadian National Research Council. Even more information on isolation in walls.

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IR-586, from the Canadian National Research Council. What happens when you put up thin drywall in front of a concrete wall using resilient mounting... (Hint: isolation gets worse, not better, for low frequencies)

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IR-54, from the Canadian National Research Council. What is a "vapor barrier"? What is an "air barrier"? What's the difference? Do you need them in your studio wall?

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NRCC-44692, from the Canadian National Research Council. Everything you ever wanted to know about Resilient Channel and how it works, but were afraid to ask....

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ITU BS.1116-3. What is a "critical listening" room? What are the specifications? Chapters 7 and 8 of this document define exactly what it takes to make a perfect listening environment, such as is needed by a recording studio control room.


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