Whether you use it for insulating an apartment or a home recording studio, an acoustic/sound foam is always needed. The market has some interesting solutions in this regard, and we will get into that subject in this article.
Using a form of acoustic foam is indicated when you want to capture clear sounds when you’re recording vocals on the microphone. Also, acoustic foam usage is indicated when you do not want to disturb the neighbors (if you have any). These soundproofing materials allow sound waves to be absorbed into the foam, not allowing them to pass. At a thickness of 5 cm, acoustic foam insulates 8 times better than wool, both in terms of acoustic and thermally.
How to use
Acoustic foam materials are glued to the wall and ceiling in the recording room, and they filter sound coming to or from the neighbors. More than that, it reduces the reverberation in the room, allowing you to record and listen at maximum quality. Insulating the recording boot is a must, in that way the microphone will capture only the vocals, without the additional room reverberation.
Which type of acoustic foam is needed
Getting one type of acoustic foam will do the job if you are on a tight budget, but a proper room treatment requires this items:
- normal acoustic foam – for sidewalls and front wall
- bass trap foam – for higher corners of the room
- diffusers – for the back wall
- foam glue