Category Archives for "Music & Acoustic Treatment"

Where to Place Acoustic Panels For Best Sound Effect

How To Make a Soundproof Booth in Your Home

It’s enough of a challenge to figure out where you lie in the spectrum of people who need acoustic treatments or soundproofing and similar dilemmas. As discussed before, it can be a bit of a fine line to walk.

I know, for us, it wasn’t exactly an easy feat, when we set it up in our home’s theater room. It’s always a struggle to decide what you need and how to achieve it best. It doesn’t help when you consider that a wrong investment can cost a lot if you make mistakes.

Obviously, it’s not that hard or costly to purchase some acoustic panels, but it can add up if you end up going in without a solid plan. Costs do add up if you need to buy multiples of even the best deal.

That’s why the goal here today is to make sure you:

-End up able to form a clear and concise plan of action
-Know what to aim for in terms of material and coverage
-Don’t end up wasting money

One word of warning: there is no ideal solution that can magically solve all your acoustic problems. In all honesty, the science of acoustics often relies on a person’s feel of it all and their opinion on how things ought to be, more than it relies on something precisely and coldly based on math alone.

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7 Best Sound Absorbing Materials to Improve the Acoustics in Your Room

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These days a lot of people have the need to install sound absorption products whether in their house or office or somewhere else. They keep asking me what materials are the most effective for certain situation, and how can you distinguish them.

But why is all of this insignificant? Why would you ever need this?

First of all, the installation of sound absorbing product can contribute to suitable acoustic environment within a space, which is, you could agree, an enjoyable place to be in.

Also, sound absorption is a desirable, or even necessary, solution for schools, sports halls, recording studios, lecture auditoriums, theatres, cinemas, or concert venues.

Therefore, you can find sound absorption anywhere. Since they are so widely used, you should know what types of materials are there and how you can distinguish them.

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Best Bass Traps 2019: Reviews and Buying Guide

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Every musician knows that having the sound completely under control is of vital importance. As a matter of fact, we all do have that feeling of calmness when there aren’t any annoying sounds. When it comes to a recording studio, the most common problem is dealing with low frequencies. They are the hardest one to tame.

However, a lot has been done in this field, so now you have so many ways to fix this issue. We have bass traps as a “first line of defense”. There are many different types available, with various sizes and of various materials.

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How to Make Bass Traps: A Step-By-Step DIY Guide

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What does it take to be successful in recording and mixing? Talent, in the first place, and as best equipment as there can be, one would say. Don’t forget an acoustically perfect room! But, is there such a thing?

The answer to this question for sure is not a simple one. Have you heard of bass traps? It’s a kind of secret ingredient when it comes to reaching the abovementioned perfection. My mission is here is to help you learn more on bass traps. Moreover, I’ll show you an amazing cost-effective solution.

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Corner Bass Traps: How to Mount Bass Traps

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The perfectly clear sound is every musician’s dream come true. Sound acts as if being a living creature. It moves, flows and adapts in different environments.

Anyone who’s been into recording will tell you how difficult is to achieve perfection. Luckily, we have bass traps!

Today I shall tell you more about them, and I’ll give you some useful tips on how and where to put bass traps to get the desired acoustics.

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Do Foam Bass Traps Work? Pros, Cons and Alternatives

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Every person who’s into recording music knows how important is to have acoustics at the maximum possible level.

This is not always easy since no room is the same, but they all have one thing in common. Low frequencies are the hardest ones to deal with.

Bass traps are some kind of a secret magic thing when it comes to solving the issue. I have done a lot of research on foam bass traps, so let us see if they are worth a shot!

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Soundproofing Ceiling Speakers: Easy Noise Reduction Techniques

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Aren’t home theaters just the best?

Although not all of us can afford them, there is no denying the fact that the movie-watching experience in a home theater if far more superior to watching movies on your laptop or TV. The sound, the video quality, the size of the screen, everything is better.

Now, when it comes to sound, you know how important it is to have quality speakers. However, these speakers are quite massive and they have loads and loads of cables, and sometimes that just negatively affects the look of the room.

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Best Microphone Isolation Shield and Reflection Filters 2019

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Using a home studio for your recordings may sound like a great thing. However, it presents a challenge when it comes to achieving the best sounds.

The main reason for this is because home studios are not usually designed by audio engineers. This means that a couple of factors are not usually considered when building the home studio.

Reducing the level of noise in your home studio is important. One of the ways through which you can achieve this is by using a microphone isolation shield.

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How to Soundproof a Room for Music (Listening and Recording)

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Soundproofing a room can be a challenging job. Whether you are making your own mini-studio, or just blocking out the noise from your teenage kid, making of the soundproof room might take some time.

The biggest problem is when the age gap between your older one and the baby is 14-15 years. As you may know, 14-15 years is where everything starts being interesting.

You need to balance between your teenager’s revolt of listening to the music at high volume, and your baby’s peace.

Since I was in this position not that long ago, my husband and I decided not only to soundproof the nursery room but the room of our older kid as well.

In that way, both of our kids got their peace, whether is that listening to a really loud music or napping.

In this article, you can find some of the methods that I used to soundproof a room for the music, as well as some other methods that I also find useful for the purposes of soundproofing.

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Active Noise Cancellation: All You Need to Know About This Technology

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The world is so full of sounds, both wanted and unwanted. But somehow the more we want to enjoy those wanted ones, the more those unwanted noises interfere.

What do we do?

As a result, we tend to be more creative in thinking about how to deal with noise. There are many ways to categorize that “battle” against noise. For example, active and passive ways. Speaking of active noise cancellation, let’s give a better look at what it is.

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