I recently decided to upgrade my home studio by adding acoustic panels to the walls.
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The idea of putting in a booth seemed to be a bit much for my space, and from the recommendation of another VO Pro, I took a look at the AudiMute line of products. They have a wide variety of panels, baffles and other sound-dampening materials. Different color options and even custom print pictures are also available for an additional fee.
First, I wanted to take a look at the actual panel. AudiMute has a couple sample packs, and each comes with a coupon towards future purchase. I chose the Deluxe $35 sample pack, and it came with a $35 off coupon.
The panels themselves are well built, and use recycled materials in their construction. They’re also fire rated. And they come with a wall mounting clip that makes installation a breeze.
My room is about 10 ft by 12 ft, with one door, one window, and two large mirrored closet doors.
The final solution I chose was the “Starter Room Kit” which comes with 6 2’x2’x2″ panels and 6 1’x2’x2″ panels. You can also select a color option for the whole kit. I also purchased 2 bass traps for the upper room corners. They are their “Standard Acoustic Panels” 2’x2’x4″ and require a special corner mount for installation.
Once installed, it made a definite difference in echo/slapback in the room. For the window, I have heavy velvet curtains. On the door, I put one of the large panels, fastened with their Velcro Panel Security Clips. And for the mirrored closet doors, I just moved a home-made gobo in front of them.
Works like a charm!
What’s on your studio walls?
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