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Tempurpedic Memory Foam for Accoustics??

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by REDBOX04, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. REDBOX04

    REDBOX04 Obsessed with Gear

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    Ok, so I recently purchased a bunch of OC703 to start treating my room this week. Yesterday I stumbled across an old Queen Sized Mattress Pad I had in my garage. Its some rip off brand trying to copy Tempurpedic memory foam shit. Its 3" thick.

    I was curious as to if I could/should use any of this in my studio? Could I make custom MoPads (those auralex things they use to decuple ur monitors)? Or maybe make some panels out of it and hang it up with the 0C703? Or maybe make a vocal booth or cab iso box with it??

    If anyone has any ideas it would be most appreciated!

    Thanks guys!

    PS: I have no idea what the brand is..so there's no way I can find their website to see any specific details. 3" thick is all I know...
     
  2. alan1990

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    I dont have a technical answer but id bet that the pad wont work as good as aurlex but will still do something. Id rather have my monitors on thepad then nothing
     
  3. REDBOX04

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    Hmmm, good point. Do you think I could use it for something like making a vocal booth or Iso Cab and using the matress to line the inside walls or something?
     
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    Well apparently on trve tempurpedics when you drop some liquid on it it becomes very hard. Dunno if that changes something for the sound.
     
  5. wishtheend

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    The foam used on the mopads is actually pretty stiff - I'd imagine the bed foam would be far too relaxed.
     
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    Hahaha, nothing but the best night's sleep for Abbath :lol:
     
  7. 006

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    If he were asking about using the material for monitor isolation pads, that would be relevant :lol:

    Instead, he is talking about putting it on the walls for acoustic treatment. Short answer, and very general, YES. It will help in a way. Foam, no matter what, by it's design alone, will absorb sound. Some does it better than others, and obviously have it shaped a certain way changes it's effectiveness. It should be alright to treat a vocal booth, IMO. Not exactly proper or the best, but it'll work for the time being. And, as usual, TRY IT OUT AND SEE!
     
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    I hope you are not planning to put anything flammable on your walls.
    Your safety comes first, the acoustics second.
    If that material is something that catches fire easily that is...
     
  9. wishtheend

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    Way to read 006! I salute you :kickass:
     
  10. Metaltastic

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    Yeah, that's a good point, all Auralex stuff is treated to be flame-retardent, and if you're gonna cover your walls with it, that's definitely a good thing! And I doubt rockwool or rigid fiberglass burn either, so the only issue there is to cover it with flame-retardent fabric
     
  11. 006

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    pwnt

    The irony is I just ragged on someone the other day for not reading a post...I'm slipping in my old age I suppose.
     
  12. REDBOX04

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    Thanks for all the comments guys.

    Thanks especially for the fire warning. That is definitely something I need to check before doing anything. I guess I could always cover it with flame resistant material as well.

    I'm going to try selling the damn thing first and see if anyone wants it(to use for an actual bed lol). But if it doesn't sell I'll definately try some things out with it and let you all know how it goes

    Thanks again! :kickass:
     
  13. AudioGeekZine

    AudioGeekZine arsehole know-it-all

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    I never understood the fire resistant thing, I mean if you're house is already on fire what's it gonna stop?


    :D
     
  14. 006

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    I'm with you on that AGZ.
     
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    Well, I think the idea is that once your house/studio burns down, you can walk around holding your FLAME-RETARDEANT-NOT-BURNED sound absorbers around your mouth cavity when you go and tell everyone your house burned down. You want proper acoustics when telling someone such important information, after all.
     
  16. 006

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Quoted for motherfucking TRUTH.
     
  17. Metaltastic

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    I don't suppose it occurred to you guys that if you hang flammable stuff on the wall what would otherwise be a small electrical fire can explode into a blazing inferno? Haven't you ever seen those videos where the christmas tree ignites and the whole room goes up? ;)
     
  18. 006

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    Meh, I just think the fuss is a little overblown sometimes. Until there is fire-proof treatment I don't care. Otherwise, resistant/retardant just means it can hold off from bursting into flames a little longer than something that isn't resistant/retardant.
     
  19. AudioGeekZine

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    my walls are already made of fire so ¯\(°_o)/¯
     
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    flame-retardancy isn't meant to keep shit from catching on fire in an already flaming room...it's meant to keep the flame-retardant object from catching on fire via a knocked over candle, dropped cigarette, etc. etc.
     

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