Alright you guise, I'm bored and want to design a modest live music venue. This will take some time and effort - few days anyway. Here's what I propose to do:
1. Take design and feature suggestions from /mu/
2. Design the venue in Sketchup for /mu/'s approval
3. Design the venue in acoustic simulation software
4. Design the modal response in FEA software (including under-stage subwoofer channels to tune the room resonance)
4. Create binaural auralizations of the space based on the reverberation and modal response calculations
5. Provide the client (/mu/) with a lovely CGI visual and audio walkthrough of the space. Buy a beer, hear the space, pickup some bitches, etc.
It will be /mu/'s club! Please post any venue suggestions here - general layout, type of venue/room shape and size, etc. I will take the most resonable suggestions and apply my acoustic know-hows to tune the room as perfectly as I can!
I-I don't know if I want a benis shaped stage, but ok that's a suggestion. Pabst is a given, monobrows a given.
I want this to be classy and actually buildable.
your totally make believe anything is possible dream stage has columns running throughout the middle of the space? lemme guess . . . engineer?
no wonder you need a sign to stave off the monobrows.
No that's just an example - not what I'm planning. That hall is a slightly larger version of a *real* chamber orchestra venue. It has poles right through it - ruining visuals completely for many audience members. I had to design the stage surround and ceiling angle, as well as choose all the wall and floor mateials to meet certain speech intelligibility and reverberation specs. I did quite well, considering the architectural shitshow it was.
But this is different, this is just gonna be a bar where some bands play. I want it to look cool and sound nice.
The only three worth their salt that I know about are:
-Odeon (tens of thousands of dollars don't even bother)
-EASE (depending on which modules you need/want ~$5k, there is an EASE Jr Package but you won't be able to do anything of value with it)
-CATT Acoustic (~$1500 but requires you to have a fully functional version ot AutoCAD, and be pretty expert at it, which is a couple thou)
If you can find any of these cracked good luck. I use EASE, and the only cracked version I ever saw someone used failed incessantly, and also didn't work with the deep calculations needed to produce auralizations and credible simulations and predictions.
It would kick as if it was both, but nah it'll just be a design and a 3D model. The "walkthrough" will just be a video I guess. I don't have the mad skills to turn all this stuff into an interactive tour.
This is all I got so far. It's kinda tough to just make it up from scratch.
Hey OP have you studied/been trained in acoustics or did you just learn stuff yourself like me?
This is a room in my basement that I'm planning on turning into a mixing studio
bahaha nothing that grand.
looks pretty good man! yeah I've got a couple degrees in this stuff. The trick is to get the right amount of reverb/the right reverb time and predelay - tricky in a small room! and of course working-out the room modes and dealing with them is almost more important
Here's the /mu/ club so far. The actual ceiling shape I'll tweak once I get some calculations done
here's the view from stage so far
got the bar, entryway, bathrooms, and stage done.
Alright got some couches, pool tables, and lamps in here. plus flooring and stuff.
I think this is enough for one night.