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James Quillian


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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2018 10:24 am    
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Some studios use commercial panels to manage a room's acoustics.



For under $20 for these 4x8 ft panels work very well. They take paint real well and cut very easily.

Painted green, they also work better for greenscreen photography than a cloth backdrop.



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Post  Posted 7 Nov 2018 8:50 am    
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Some of these foam panels will reflect certain frequencies rather than absorb them.

Another "cheap" acoustic solution would be a wood frame filled with fiberglas and then covered with burlap that has holes in it to absorb and trap more of frequencies including some of the lower mids depending on the size and depth of the frame.







Different acoustic fabric available besides the burlap of different weaves.

The looser weave will allow more sound to be trapped.
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James Quillian


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Post  Posted 7 Nov 2018 9:25 am    
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That is really brilliant. What I might try first is to staple some burlap onto the insulation panels.

In any case, yours looks like a better solution.
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Post  Posted 15 Nov 2018 9:26 am     Velour curtains!
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Honestly, some of the most convenient, versatile, effective and aesthetically pleasing stuff you can use to "kill" a room, if that's what you're trying to do, is velour curtain.

I used to have four curtains that were made from something like a 40'x40' piece of black 20 oz. fire-proofed stage curtain that I had cut down to 7' pieces and pleated (you do want them pleated for sure), and I hung them all on a frame that I erected in a bedroom (I was renting at the time and I couldn't mount a bunch of rigging on the walls). I had maybe 8" between wall and curtain...you get different deadening depending on that distance. I kinda wish I still had those curtains... They don't do much to quiet sound going to the outside, but they sure kill a room.
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