DIY Acoustic Panels to reduce echo in my woodworking workshop and film recording studio. These sound panels are cheap and easy to build for less than $20 a piece.
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It sounds a lot better to my ears in the shop! How do you think the sound difference came across on the video?
To my ears, you just wasted several hours :). Sorry
HOT TIPS!!! for you and your viewers. As a professional photographer and videographer, with a granddad (also a pro-photog 55+ yrs), that loves DIY here are a couple of tips to "spruce-up" your sound panels. First, for the interior, gramps has asthma as well, DON'T use house/fiberglass insulation – DO USE – FIBER FILL! Yep, the stuff in your pillows comes in rolls and sheets, and it's way cheaper than fiberglass, with ZERO MUSS, FUSS or MESS. It's also lighter as you use less. Simply "spray glue" strips to the interior of the inside panels of your frame.
For the FRONT! – again, photographer here, have one of your fave photos enlarged and printed on CANVAS. Yes, 'CANVAS' it absorbs echos and other sounds. Use spray adhesive to glue your canvas print to the front to make the ugly gray (or any other bland, plain, etc. color), go away!
SIDE NOTE 1: If you shot the image using a CELLPHONE – PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT A CLEAR IMAGE ENLARGEMENT. Digital images for printing should be at least 300dpi/ppi and no less than 6048px (24MP camera) on the longest side for a decent enlargement up to 24×36 inches. Increase the image "pixel" sizes for the longest side, maintaining the aspect ratio of your frame – 3:2, 16:9, 4:6, etc. for larger panels. Cut your sound frames using these ratios so your canvas print will fit perfectly. You can even add a "gallery light" to the top to show off your creation. Much better than a dull, bland color.
SIDE NOTE 2: If you lack funds, or just plain don't want to be seen buying "sewing" stuff at the store, and you happen to have thrift shops, Salvation Army Shops or any craft, tailor or sewing shops nearby – contact them and ask if they have "BAGS" of scrap DENIM they're going to toss out. This is the chopped up, ground up leftovers from fixed, repaired or junked clothing they intend to resell. They are the "SCRAP PIECES" that are unusable – well, for them at least. Once you've applied your cloth cover to your sound frame, use spray adhesive on the insides of all areas, including the front cloth panel toss in the scrap denim chunks and allow to sit until dry. Apply KRAFT paper to the back and VIOLA! you have a panel that, when your canvas is added, will reduce echos and aberrant sounds, PLUS will look awesome from the front!
There you have it, some tweaks to an already great idea. Give these mods a try and ENJOY!😃
~Alexa Shaw, Just A Simple Photographer
I vacuum the dust too after each step. 😂
hello, I am building an acoustic panel, i build the wood frame and stuff with rock wool sound insulation.
HOWEVER, i use vapor barrier to wrap the whole thing, not the fabric which you use here. AND i find out the panel wont help too much, is it because the vapor barrier wont absorb the sound? it block the sound, which make my acoustic panel useless..And i have to use fabric to wrap. Thank you
worst material choice
It is good to leave some space between the ceiling and the absorber. Then the sound is absorbed better.
Hey bro I really love your videos because they’re funny and awesome. Now I know you specifically said that you hate MDF so you probably didn’t prepare for splitting but check your cleats on your panels cause it looks like you split them pretty good. I have no doubt if they’re still holding up now cause you built them and tend to build things well, I don’t want them to mysteriously fall one day. Again thank you for your videos 😅
Cap… the fabric alone is 50 ? click bait
This is all wrong…AND you should not be using rock wool AT ALL
I got tons of card board long pieces think I am going to glue strips for framing with. 3m velcro to stick to ceiling for easy removal if needed. fill with recycled paper. should be less that 20lbs maybe some led lights for effect
yooo making a beat with the work. well done
Using a rock-based mineral fiber is not a very wise choice . . . there are quite a few alternative out there.
I don't have room to do this to my laundry room. Does anyone know a foam hvac product that will soundproof a room? It's a small room, like washer and dryer sitting in front of each other. They are stacked, so it fits. The noise is a bit much. Thanks!
Does canvas work satisfactorily as a fabric? Asking because my daughter is a creative young artist and it would be awesome to get her involved by painting the acoustic panels I intend to make.
it didn't work, to be honest, as you didn't isolate walls and floor. My suggestion is to arrange them around you and use a mono-direction mic. alternatively, record your voice in a booth and mix with your video. You'll be able to put excessive panels on sales on ebay 😁
what is the name of the lumber that you use? thank you in advance
i think using thicker insulation (6 or 8 inch would be a good step if major changes were to be made or if that is a pain, making some mobile gobos and placing them up close around the videoing area would awesome. you stop the sound leaving the area close by and can move them around when not using.
so… if i take standard foam insulation panels… i can build my own music studio. got it.
It would be better, if you go the 2 sides across just for few clips (like 3 in the middle each side) then switch to other side to do it cros way.
And keep doint both two sides across and then rotate and again if you got the point to stretch it acrually not just two side from the middle, but actually all side away from the middle.
The same technic as the bending canvas on the frame for painters (-;