goodacoustics on a budget?

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Mikey Spencer
Member Since: Apr 26, 2007

how could i get good acoustics without paying a rediculous price to buy sound foam? im on a tight budget

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A small pie will soon be eaten
Since: Aug 26, 2004

May 01, 2007 03:48 am

Lot's of Blankets!

Since: Apr 03, 2002

May 01, 2007 06:44 am

heavy, thick carpet, carpet padding is awesome cuz it's mixed products, some dense, some not...bookshelves full of books of different sizes make great diffusers and bass traps. Couches and chairs or good too...

Since: Jan 24, 2006

May 01, 2007 02:31 pm

A couple of interesting suggestions I came across.

a) Hang towels or nice tapestries or something on the the walls

b) Make yourself a temporary sound booth. Get something like those moveable laundry hangers, but them around you, drape blankets or towels from them and then sit inside.

neither is perfect but both are easy.

Where I work they have an industrial level sound proof room. It's amazing. The tone of your voice changes completely when you are inside.

Mikey Spencer
Since: Apr 26, 2007

May 01, 2007 03:09 pm

these are 2 options im considering

1. carpet on the walls

2. cork on the walls


Since: Apr 03, 2002

May 01, 2007 03:30 pm

cork, eh, carpet would be better, even better, carpet padding, the crap they lay under the carpet to make is softer feeling. It can be expensive to buy in the store, but if you know anyone in the carpet business it's actually VERY cheap for them, very hi profit margin product for some carpet layers...and it's an interesting material for sound control.

I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

May 01, 2007 03:54 pm

I've got a huge pile of used carpet padding in my garage. Totally free! I'll even throw in the used carpet!


Mikey Spencer
Since: Apr 26, 2007

May 01, 2007 06:02 pm

really? how much do u have? one problem tho.... i live in hawaii

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