Cheap Soundproofing Foam

It's natural for bad musicians to want an inexpensive alternative to commercial acoustic treatments. And that's great. Because there are many do-it-yourself options that work wonders. But many also don't work at all. Some made matters worse. Imagine spending a whole day in your acoustic room and discovering that your $ 1,000 vocal microphone sounds even worse than it did before you started.

Do you want to avoid this destiny? Then avoid these 3 things: Three common traps 1. Carpet Record studios around the world have carpets nailed to the walls. And a little when one of them manages to make a good note.

The reason carpet doesn't work as an acoustic treatment is because it can't absorb bass frequencies. High frequency is absorbed and low frequency is not. The result is a dull, uncomfortable sound in the room. Combine that with the fact that the carpet you use is usually soaked in red wine and cat pee, and this is a bad solution for everyone.

You will need a combination of acoustic panels and bass traps to absorb broadband frequencies properly. So don't use carpet. 2. Place the cup cup handle Have you seen the movie Hustle and Flow? In this film, an ambitious music producer holds a drink stand on the wall of their shift studio. Do you think it will work? Not. Won't work for the same reason carpet doesn't work: Absorption quality isn't bad enough.

How could someone have stolen so many McDonald's cup holders? 3. Foam for the egg box Everyone has tried the egg box in their studio. At first glance, I'll admit ... Egg foam looks promising. It looks almost exactly like professional acoustic foam, only a little cheaper. Unless it's not. If you compare egg crate foam to real Soundproofing acoustic foam sheets, you'll notice one big difference: density. The real object is thicker while the Soundproofing egg foam is much lighter.

The results are the same as for the other two examples: Absorption is not low enough and overall sound is poor Do yourself a favor and avoid it. What is the alternative?

If you want high-quality acoustic treatment in your home studio, you have two options: Option 1: spend the money and buy commercial Soundproofing acoustic foam For most of us, this is the best choice. Option 2: If you have carpentry skills, take your tools, roll up your sleeves, and make your own.


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