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newmusic11 6th March 2012 06:49 AM

What's some good studio foam?
 
What would be some good quality studio foam for a decent sized open room in my house? Any certain brands of foam I should look for?

kasmira 6th March 2012 07:05 AM

I wouldn't recommend any brands of foam as it only combats one of the many problems in acoustics, and it also is the simplest one to treat (as many different things can combat flutter echo)

We would be able to help you much better in your decisions regarding acoustic treatment if you could tell us what the room is for, the exact dimensions, and why you want to treat it

projektk 6th March 2012 07:07 AM

http://www.thefoamfactory.com/acoust...usticfoam.html

http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Moving...lankets-4-Pack

Foam is foam in most cases, there are cheaper moving blankets but they are worthless, they need to have the insulation to really have any effect.you can make your own panels as well, you'll have to look that up.

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RedWallStudio 6th March 2012 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by projektk (Post 7638747)
sound proofing deadening, acoustic insulation foams, echo elimination, home studio soundproofing foam,

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Foam is foam in most cases, there are cheaper moving blankets but they are worthless, they need to have the insulation to really have any effect.you can make your own panels as well, you'll have to look that up.

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Do not listen to this advice.. as it is wrong. Foam is definitely NOT foam in most cases and there is a lot of useless sh#t out there. He is correct in saying that moving pads and blankets will do nothing but suck high end out of your room while not taming any of the low-mid mud that you want to get out in the first place, but foam is next to useless and any company other than probably Auralex and a few others sell crap foam that is a total waste of money. Do yourself a favor and read some threads and get yourself educated on owens corning 703 and 705 which is a MUCH better product to use for treating a room. There are also several vendors lurking on this site which have excellent products as well.. but IMHO most of them offer products that you can build yourself (in most cases). What it boils down to is if you have more time than money or more money than time. That said, you will NOT treat your room quickly AND cheaply.

projektk 6th March 2012 09:32 AM

My point is generic vs auralex isn't much of a difference. My advice was to build panels, how is that bad advice when its pretty much what you suggested.

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Dragonbreath 6th March 2012 10:37 AM

if for some reason you HAVE to use foam, then RPG's "Pro-Foam" is the only one i recommend....


1) it has a variable depth air cavity built in to the design.
2) it is stackable , so assorted depths can be built up without having to re-order a completely different panel....


unlike most, RPG are not a foam converters taking advantage of a market niche , they're actually the worlds foremost acoustic device designers and manufacturers...... and the foam is a minor product in their arsenal.



building panels with fibreglass/mineral wool is usually a better solution.....

but if for some weird reason you HAD to use foam, Use RPG.

Glenn Kuras 6th March 2012 03:03 PM

Yes if you did use foam I would stick with RPG. I did some testing of some off brand stuff here.
Testing of Acoustic Foam Bass Traps. Acoustic Panels and Bass Traps.


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