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DIY Acoustic Baffling Article

Post by ken » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:17 am

Hey All,

If you wanted to make some acoustic baffles to help with your recording environment, Tape Op magazine posted this: https://tapeop.com/tutorials/34/acoustic-baffling/

If you wanted a more professional product, I suggest GIK panels: https://www.gikacoustics.com/product/fr ... anel-gobo/
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Post by ujnhunter » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:30 pm

I don't know man... sounds like you may be better off just putting in a carpet and a couch or something for that price. I mean... unless you live/record in an empty bathroom... it shouldn't be so bad that you need to buy $250 padded gobos. I say this because after replacing my bathroom window this past weekend and painting while the bathroom was empty... sure, you could hear the environment sound in the empty bathroom was bad... but just by putting the rug and the towel dresser back in after I was done painting... it sounds almost as fine as any other room in my house does.
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Post by owl » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:33 pm

ujnhunter wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:30 pm
I mean... unless you live/record in an empty bathroom...
Hey, man, you don't know my life!
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Post by ujnhunter » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:07 am

owl wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:33 pm
ujnhunter wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:30 pm
I mean... unless you live/record in an empty bathroom...
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Re: DIY Acoustic Baffling Article

Post by fluffy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:03 am

This happened to show up on my YouTube recommendations just now:

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Post by Lunkhead » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:51 am

Ooh, those are pretty slick, look great and nice details like the glued in nails on the back.
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Post by fluffy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:57 am

Yeah it's probably the most elegant approach I've seen in DIY acoustic treatments. The comparison bit at the end is also pretty great, I was surprised at how effective they were.
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Post by grumpymike » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:48 pm

"Cheap and easy - all you need is a 3d printer" How many panels could I buy with a 3d printer?!

Personally, my two novel takeaways from this thread are:
* used sheets
* bed foam

The wood frame and backing + insulation + acoustic fabric is a fairly common formula and that's what both acoustimac and Ken's aforementioned gikacoustic sell individually for DIYers.

Personally, I can't see making nice small wall panels. I'd rather receive them fully assembled to save my time and to look better. But if I want to cover a ceiling in a less stylish way, or make a temporary barrier that won't be a home decoration, bed foam and used sheets seems like a good strategy. (and just buy a cheap 4x4 or 2x4 MDF panels from Home Depot and put cheap wood around the edges)
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Post by fluffy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 pm

The 3D printer doesn't really seem all that necessary in the build. You could cut those end pieces out from any number of rigid materials.

Also 3D printers are pretty cheap now, and are useful for a lot more than just making acoustic panels. And like the presenter said, there are plenty of places where you can borrow a printer.
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Post by grumpymike » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:07 pm

Don’t get me wrong- I want a 3d printer. I just thought it was slightly ironic.
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Post by fluffy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:23 pm

It's less ironic given some of DIYPerks' other videos, I think. He is very much a Maker Porn type. I mostly watch his channel because he has a soothing/relaxing voice, not because I have any intention of building any of the fiddly overwrought stuff he makes. The acoustic panels are probably the first thing he's made I have any interest in actually building.
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Re: DIY Acoustic Baffling Article

Post by ken » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:58 am

You also need a drill and glue gun. It is like any DIY project, that ONLY costs $X. It assumes you already have an arsenal of tools at your disposal. If you did enough of these projects though, you would.
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