Pretension is a Brisbane based electronic producer who is determined to make his mark on the Australian dance music scene. This blog explores how he uses various production techniques in his past and present releases. Check them out!

Pretension has been pressed to CD!

I take great pleasure in letting you guys know that one of my remixes has been pressed to CD! It might not have been a big thing a few years ago but in our stampeding digital age, a physical copy of a tune really is a big thing, for me anyway!

The tune is Winston & Yoddy - Deeper (Pretension Remix) and I am super proud.

I've just ordered my copy from here.

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Funkaine (Pretension Remix) - Winston & Yoddy

It's out, it's getting a good response from the likes of Mark Dynamix and Matt Rowan and it's working it's way up the release charts.

<a href="">Winston &amp Yoddy - The Kid (Pretension Remix) by Pretension</a>

Well done Winston & Yoddy on another solid release. Glad I could ride the remix wagon!

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Bass Traps & Acoustic Absorbers Pt. 3 - Mounting & Overall Costs

Over lest the last couple of weeks I’ve written up about how I designed and constructed the acoustic treatment for my home studio. Last week I even put together a short video about the difference that it makes.

Today I’m going to give you a quick rundown on how I fixed these panels to the walls and ceiling of my room and the overall costs involved in doing such a project.


Here are a couple of pics showing you how I fixed my acoustic panels to the ceiling of my room.

As I stated last week, I have an i-beam running down the centre of my studio. I fashioned some brackets out of 6mm threaded rod and used stiff wire to hang the panels. In your studio, you might need to screw hooks or eyelets into your ceiling to hang the panels.

The panels on the walls were then hung with fishing line from the upper skirting board. You can then use stiff foam or leftover wood to displace the panels about 100mm from the walls.

The bass traps were simply wedged into the corners. My ceilings are 2200mm high to I made my panels to fit snuggly.


This is a breakdown of the overall costs of the project. All prices are in Australian dollars and the best prices were sought where possible.

The overall project cost about $500 but this is assuming that you have access to the required tools: saw, angle grinder, staple gun, drill and scissors.

From these prices, you can estimate that each floor to ceiling bass trap cost about $110 to construct and each 600mm x1200mm acoustic panel cost about $44 to construct.

Doing a quick search on the internet, I have found that an equivalent commercial 600 x1200mm panel costs about $200US. If you’ve got the time and you’ve got a good DIY attitude, I would highly recommend building your own panels.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these articles on DIY acoustic treatment. Feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email about your own projects!

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