You may not need to soundproof your room. Usually the carpet, window shades and furniture will stop sound from bouncing around the walls. But if your recording room is too reverberant, then these echos do show up on your recordings.

Soundproofing squares

Reverberation can always be added to a recording, even after the tracks have been recorded. But it’s very hard to totally remove it.

Soundproofing can be applied in some very simple and cost-effective ways. Sound can be absorbed by many different materials. Thick carpet is always a first choice. Hanging heavy drapes on the walls and maybe even attaching some of it to the ceiling and over the windows works very well.

Any soft material that contains air pockets will also make a good sound absorber.

If you really need to stop sound from entering or escaping, you may have to build a double wall which is essentially a room within a room. You must leave a few inches of airspace in between the two walls.

Roll of soundproofing

It is important that the sound from your monitor speakers reach your ears in the most direct and uncolored way possible, otherwise you will not be able to make those perfect mixes. Your ears will not being telling the truth and you will be making the wrong adjustments to the sounds.

Different substances absorb different frequencies. If you use only porous materials, your room will become bass-heavy because the low frequencies will still keep bouncing around. Then you will need to install some “bass-traps” as well.

Our course teaches you exactly how to build your own recording studio – either in your home or in a commercial location. Different styles and approaches for the layout of your studio are examined.

Vocal Booth

Building sound absorption walls, how thick they should be, vocal booths, choosing the right equipment, inter-connection, and legal aspects are all examined. Plus a ton of valuable information that most first-time studio builders overlook when putting together their first room.

“I have built four recording studios in my lifetime. It wasn’t until the 4th. that I finally got it right! – Peter Miller” (There are 45 more pages about this subject in your course).