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- March 15, 2011 at 2:32 PM #41869saintkelleyParticipant
Can anyone give me advice on the best and cheapest way to improve sound in this room that I am turning into a small full time video studio. Right now audio sounds terrible. Very loud, echo-y, harsh.
Here are two pics of my studio space and what i am working with:
I was thinking of buying some foammattresspads from walmart and hanging on the walls, but if anyone has any better ideas, I would greatly apreciate hearing them!
Thank you in advance!
Yes, I would get some “Egg shell” foam. Even cover the door and make a window cover.
Yup, I agree with everyone’s comments
It’s important to understand that egg crate from doesn’t make a room sound proof. All it does is reduce or eliminate reverberation or echo caused by sound waves bouncing off the walls.
There are many things that need to be done to actually sound proof a room, and they’re all quite expensive.
Thank you everybody for your quick responses. The foambymail.com website looks like it has good prices. Question: Does every inch of the walls need to be covered? Or can you alternate strips of wall and foam? Is it necessary to put it on the ceiling too?
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
I’d cover all walls entirely and ceiling. If you really want to go nuts, I’d look at some images of anechoic chambers, although, that may be over kill for what your’e trying to do. You’re just trying to prevent sound from bouncing off the walls…