How do I treat acustically My bedroom?

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favox
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How do I treat acustically My bedroom?

Post by favox » Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:05 am

I want to record with no problema in My bedroom How ydo ou'll start to treat It acustically?
I'm aware that there are 3 types of panels for It one for low-freq one for mid-freq and one for high-freq.
I also know that I have to explode ballons to hear the acoustic of the room but then what is the first step? How is the science of this?
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Re: How do I treat acustically My bedroom?

Post by [jur] » Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:41 am

Shelves full of books, packs of unused clothes with blankets suspended from your ceiling, carpets = works great and can be found for 0 money.
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Re: How do I treat acustically My bedroom?

Post by x3000 » Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:33 am

Cement-bonded wood wool panels (Heraklith or similar) work. They could also be framed with wood and painted with wall paint. Cheap and easy.

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Re: How do I treat acustically My bedroom?

Post by JasonW » Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:39 am

You'll find lots of blogs/videos on this. The simple version is that since your space is not designed for acoustics (I assume), instead of optimizing for "liveness" the better strategy is to "deaden" or reduce reflections (meaning echos or sound waves bouncing around). In other words, use materials that will absorb sound waves instead of reflect them.

A couple of things to consider are:

1. How will you reduce reflection when recording audio?
2. How will you reduce reflections when monitoring playback and mixing?

For recording, you might consider one of those curved mic stand attachments that creates a small deadened space right behind your mic. Then if you hung a heavy blanket behind whatever the mic is pointed at, you might find that this (or something like this) provides enough control of reflections for your needs.

For monitoring / playback, the easiest route is probably to buy the best headphones you can and combine that with one of the signal processors that is made to give you a "high quality control room" sound in your headphones. Meaning, it processes your playback through a model that makes it sound like you're hearing the playback in a well designed studio, even though you're listening in headphones.

The other options for monitoring / playback is to treat your space. For this, look at the surfaces behind your speakers, the surfaces where the speakers are pointed, and the surfaces to the right and left of your seat position when listening to playback. Those are the locations where you'll likely need to place foam, blankets, etc to reduce reflections. If there are other large hard surfaces in your space, you might want to treat those too.

That is a very simple / layman explanation. But the good news is, while it's very hard to create a high level pro audio space, it's not hard to make your existing space quite a bit better with inexpensive materials. It's mostly a matter of doing some research and then experimenting.


Personally, I would not spend too much time on what exact frequency ranges are absorbed by what materials. Just soak up the bouncing sound waves. And if you go the headphone route, that really simplifies things. IMO, the winning strategy is to accept "good enough" rather than waste time and money trying to get it perfect or over optimizing/engineering for your use case.

Hope that is helpful to you. Good luck! Let me know how it goes and what you end up doing.

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