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Old 08-08-2011, 12:26 PM
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Default Room Insolation

Can Anyone suggest the best and cheapest way to take the echo out of a room...something to absorb the sound??
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:28 PM
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$2 foam ear plugs

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:58 PM
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Default Re: Room Insolation

Hang left over carpet remnants on the walls.
Carpet stores sell these cheap.
Sometimes that throw them away if they are small enough.

Old curtains and blankets also work when hung on the walls.

Acoustic tile from a suspended ceiling is also good.
It can simply be screwed, glued, or nailed to the walls and ceiling.

Put a couch or soft furniture in the room, it absorbs a lot of sound.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:19 PM
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Someday soon I'm going to be getting some of these for absorption. http://www.audimutesoundproofing.com/

Inexpensive is a relative term but in my opinion these things are flexible enough and not permanent so if they needed to be taken down, moved or rearranged, they can be and you have not lost any money by putting in something more permanent.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:47 PM
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This has nothing to do with 'isolation' or 'sound proofing'. Sound treatment is a totally different concept and that's what the original poster is asking for.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb0.../studiosos.htm
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:52 AM
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Default Re: Room Insolation

I had this same problem. If it's the same thing, I would describe it as a high pitched pingy echo. I would suggest either hanging rugs or carpet on the walls (doesn't have to cover the whole wall) or the best thing is to buy 20 or so tiles on acoustic foam and just put 5 or so on each wall... depending on how big your room is. That's what I did and it took care of the problem.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:54 AM
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...And for the love of god, please do not use egg boxes... Well, you can if you want... but it really does look shit - it may work to some degree, but... Yeah, looks awful...
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