Author Topic: cheap softening material for practice space?  (Read 3269 times)

Joe Russell

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cheap softening material for practice space?
« on: October 06, 2003, 07:23:18 PM »
hey y'all, this is really a terrific forum!

so I'm trying to address feedback issues in my band's rehersal space. can anyone make recommendations of cheap stuff I could pickup at the hardware store for throwing up on the walls, in the hopes of knocking-out our feedback problem w/ our PA?

cheers!

Joe

Boborther

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Re: cheap softening material for practice space?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2003, 09:21:12 PM »
Hey Joe,

There  is a simple solution for echo and reverberation, and it is not expensive. A good quality egg crate foam will work to absorb the refraction, reverberation, and echo in any sound control  room. This egg crate foam can easily be had from The local Home Depot, Lowe's or even your neighborhood "dumpster" laughs. If you go to a TV or stereo packing company, I can almost guarantee you'll find loads of this foam mat just lying around. You want the foam rubber packing or egg crate foam (not the styrofoam stuff). That should be the ticket for softening a too live recording room.
Cover at least 40% of the wall, ceiling and floor surfaces with the foam. If the floors are carpeted, that helps. Hope this answers your questions. Rock on Joe!!


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