Acoustic treatment is one of the first and best ways to improve the sound in your videos. After treating my studio with affordable acoustic foam I was amazed by the results. I really wish I had added absorption panels sooner.
Acoustic Treatment Foam and Resources
Here you will find links and resources I mentioned in the video above.
I bought all of my foam from The Foam Factory. They are much more affordable when compared to popular budget options like Auralex.
Here are the foam dimensions and quantities I purchase for the studio:
- (2x) 12 Pack of 12×12 x 2″ Wedge Foam – For the ceiling and tight spaces.
- (1x) 12 Pack of 24×24 x 2″ – For back wall.
Total cost for the wedge foam was $93.97. Not bad!
You can find all of the wedge foam options here. If you can swing it, I would highly recommend getting the 4″ foam if you really want to kill reflections. Also check out the Pyramid foam if you want a different look. Just make sure you read about the differences.
Producer’s Choice Sound Blankets
I purchased these for my old studio to help with my noisy neighbors and to help with the large, live room I was shooting in. I bought a 3 pack of the 96×80″ blankets for a total of $135.12. I used one behind the back wall and one on either side of my recording area. If you want different sizes, quantities or color options, check out all the listings here.
To cut the foam I used this Black and Decker Carving knife on Amazon for around $15.
Excluding the insulation boards I used to mount everything, liquid nails and chain, the total cost for treating my space was $245.09. Not bad at all considering this project did more for my audio than any microphone could have. You can have the best and most expensive microphone, but if your space sucks you will still have bad audio.
If you want to learn more about acoustic treatment check out GIK’s videos and education here
As well as the Arqen site. So much great info there!
Let me know if you have any questions or tips of your own for acoustic treatment.