Many people who are musically-inclined are now taking interest in building a recording studio right in their homes. This is indeed an expensive project, but once the room is built it does serve the recreational and creative interests of a music enthusiast very well. In fact, if the musical recordings turn out to be better than expected, a person can easily capitalize on his hobby and make money out of it by producing records and selling them to both producers and consumers.

Before reaching that point though, there’s still the matter of outfitting a home recording studio with the right sound foam panels and recording equipment.

Invest in Sound Foam Panels

It’s a given that in order to have very good recordings, one must also invest on very good sound mixers and recorders. What many people fail to consider is that the room treatment is equally important as the sound equipment, if not even more so. Experts at room acoustics say that even if they use less sophisticated recording equipment, musicians can already produce very good recordings as long as the room is outfitted with very good sound foam panels.

The acoustic panels that should be included in a home recording studio are the following:

1. Sound proofing foam

This foam is used for acoustic isolation. It basically keeps the sound produced within the room inside the room and prevents any external noise from entering the room. If there is any need to block noise, sound proofing panels are recommended.

2. Sound absorbing foam

Although sound proofing and sound absorbing are used jointly in discussions about room acoustics, sound absorbing foam is very different from sound proofing foam. These sound foam panels cannot block noise. They are merely used to improve sound quality by reducing the possibility of echo formation.

3. Sound diffusion foam

Sound diffusion works alongside sound absorption. Sound waves are very much like the waves formed in a lake; when a wave stream reaches a barrier, like the edge of the lake (or in this case the walls of the recording room), it bounces back at a slower rate and at an angle relative to the position of the source. As sound waves, these are the echoes or mild reverberations. Sound waves that are not absorbed by the sound absorbing foam will instead be diffused by this foam until it becomes negligible.

These types of foam help eliminate the possible problems that may arise in a recording studio. These problems are reverberation, echoing and noise infiltration. Vibrations, echoes and noise from outside the recording studio that re captured in the track will definitely reduce its overall appeal and quality. The outcome might pass for those who have moderate standards, but if the ultimate goal is to create professional-sounding tracks, then this certainly wouldn’t pass muster. The solution would inevitably be to buy sound foam panels and install them in the home recording studio.