If your audio isn’t up to snuff in your house recording studio, these Do It Yourself acoustic noise panels may assist.
One key to taping fantastic audio in a studio, whether it remains in an expert area or your house workplace, is by reducing the quantity of reverberation in the space. This can be difficult to manage, especially if the area is large, empty, and filled with reverberant surfaces. There are some quick Do It Yourself services to cut down on echoes and reverb, like covering surface areas with heavy blankets, clothes, or towels, however if you desire a more permanent service, like something you can actually install, have a look at this tutorial from Ray Ortega. In it, he teaches you detailed ways to develop your own acoustic noise panels using a couple of boards and some fairly inexpensive rockwool insulation. Check it out below:
The key component to a construct like this is definitely the sound-absorbing product, which in this case is rockwool insulation. The material utilized to make sound panels depends on the producer, however usually you’re going to see either foam or rockwool (mineral wool). Many commercial buildings use rockwool to insulate sound walls to cut down on reverberation, as opposed to foam, which is generally utilized to make foam wedge sound panels. An alternative to rockwool would be stiff fiberglass insulation. Though it tends to be more pricey (and poisonous if burned), this material is lightweight and much easier to cut into favored measurements. This type of insulation can come wrapped in foil, so if you do choose rigid instead of rockwool, you might wish to go with the kind that isn’t really foil-faced (or somehow remove the foil … which is quite hard).
My father has actually remained in the insulation service for over 35 years and I have certainly “gone shopping” in his storage facility when I’ve required materials to lower reverb on set. Exactly what I have actually found is that sound insulation is without a doubt the best alternative when aiming to cut down on reverb. However, other kinds of insulation, despite R-value, work quite well for these purposes. It can be unpleasant, scratchy, and annoying to your skin, however if you’re trying to find a long-term option for your recording studio, it might be worth it.
Here’s exactly what you’ll have to construct Ortega’s DIY sound panels:
- Rockwool sound insulation (1 bag)
- Burlap material
- Weed barrier material
- 5/16″ staples (1 box)
- 1-5/8″ screws (1 box)
- 1″x4″x8′ board (x2)
- 1″x3″x10′ board (1 )
- Staple weapon
- Measuring tape
- Straight edge (Triangle ruler)
- Drill bit (7/64)
- Screwdriver (or screwdriver bit for drill)
- Saw horses
- Power sander
Have you ever made your own noise panels? What did you use? Let us understand down in the remarks.