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The Skylark Room in Upwey (VIC) is celebrating its 1st birthday with a weekend of events starting tonight.
Snowy has brought this great little venue back to life over the last 12 months and music is the focus again.
Burrinja Cultural Centre
351 Glenfern Rd. Upwey, Vic.
Selby Folk Club this Friday night features David Hosking.
Doors 7:30. Music starts at 8pm with Support acts.
Kimberley Wheeler Duo is the feature act at Selby Folk Club on Friday 7th April.
I usually see Kim playing upright bass and sharing vocal duties in a couple of acoustic & bluegrass bands, but this appearance will highlight her talent as a singer/songwriter.
Support act will be Cathy Dobson.
I am thinking of treating my room. Now, this poses at least two problems:
1. I do not have a dedicated room, this is my living room so it has to look pretty otherwise you know what wife will do (#divorce)
2. My living room/kitchen is my only option and acoustically has possibly all the problems in the world (see photo). Moving furniture around is NOT an option. Big window as side wall (as big as the whole wall), which at least does not vibrate as it is pretty heavy. Floor Boards with rug. Low gyp-rock ceiling. Massive wall-mounted TV behind speakers. Heavily Asymmetrical.
I did not do any measurements and if possible I'd rather avoid doing so. I am after some advice for a first-pass acoustic treatment to get rid of echo which I can hear when I clap my hands and excessive reflections which turn music into a bit of a shouting blob at high volumes.
I saw this and thought it looks pretty enough:
I could treat front wall (side of TV behind speakers) and back wall, plus keep one/two large panels under the sofa and lean it/these against the window to cover the point of first reflection when I do critical listening. If strictly necessary, I could even put a couple on the ceiling.
I would not use any bass traps/corners because they are ugly and would never be approved. I would try and fix the excessive reflection first (resulting in glare, messed up sounds at higher volumes), then maybe I could throw in a DRC to control bass modes digitally.
My question is what do you think? Worth the cash investment? Would you suggest a different type of absorbing/diffusing panels?
Oh, I do have planar speakers (which I slide off the wall for critical listening) and a pair of bookshelves (just to make things easier).
Any word of advice that are not "buy a new house" or "move to headphones" or "divorce from your wife" would be greatly appreciated.