From: Stephen Foster <oncourse@i...>
Date: Thu Mar 8, 2001 3:35 pm
Subject: Re: [acoustics] Re: A re-think on acoustics - long posting
Wasn't one of the Zep albums done in a castle like that?
>> What did yall put in after the slate came down?
>Ehhhhhhhh let me think. The place had 24" thick walls, so barriers
>were not needed. Replaced the slate wall with a stone wall 5' high.
>On top of that a 2 x 4 frame with rockwool insulation, covered with
>stapled retention cloth, 1 x 6 spruce planks with 4" spacing behind
>them, a 1/8" thick alunimum strip top and bottem, then another row of
>1 x 6 to cover the gaps (which sounded a damn side better).
>> What were the stones in that castle's walls like? Were the joints
>Lindesfarne castle, like many other medieval places in the North of
>England, is a "dry stone" building. In other words, no mortar, just
>huge stones stacked and slotted together. The main hall is small, I
>think just about 18 x 15, but with a ceiling at least 20 plus feet
>high. I think I still have an old cassette with some drum sounds we
>recorded there. If I find it I'll send you a sample. Shame I havn't
>got the original sounds, would have made great sampling stuff.
>> I don't see why he couldn't mimic something like that fairly
>> few hundred bucks worth of stone and a days work for a small masonry
>> say a $1,000 altogether???). There is a local firm that sells
>> rocks for water gardens by the pallet ... some nice big round chunks
>> rock with deep joints might work and look great. ... I might even
>try it if
>> I ever get around to upgrading the finishes in my rooms.
>> Are you going to do a stone wall at your place?
>> Scott R. Foster
>The bottem of the barn has (filled) concrete block on the inside,
>stone on the outside. Very thick wall, and a saving grace, as it is so
>thick it eliminates any low frequency resonance, which could / would
>be a problem in a timber-frame building.
>The cost of stone depends on where you are, the suitablity of local
>stone also depends on where you are. We have got a lot of stone on
>the property, but unfortunately the local stone is very round - like
>giant pebbles. Not suitable for sound :>( Ideally you want stone with
>a rough'ish angled face. The only way we could get that is to break
>stone (which they do a lot over here to build walls etc.) To much
>work!! I wanna be an engineer!!! I'm fedup with building!!!
>Just spend 2 1/2 days sanding the control room surfaces .... did I say
>I liked wood???
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