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I built some DIY acoustic panels to help cut down on the reverb in my room when recording audio. If you are building a home studio, this project is a great and relatively inexpensive way to make your own acoustic panels!

Step 1: Materials

1x4 boards

Fabric: Pick whatever you'd like and that would match the room you are putting the panels in

Insulation: https://thd.co/2Y5WbMS

Screen Door Material: https://thd.co/2JqM8yO

Stapler: https://amzn.to/2TUjcDv

Staples: https://amzn.to/2Weeq0Z

Drywall Anchors: https://amzn.to/2TmQmHf

D-Ring Hangers: https://amzn.to/2HD99Nt

TechnicalJohn6 months ago
Something else to try ... BATH TOWELS!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pABvTWSxOes&t=1s
Make And Repeat (author)  TechnicalJohn6 months ago
I saw that when doing the research for these! I couldn't find enough second-hand towels to make my panels, so I decided to make these in a way that could be done by anyone with access to a Home Depot or Lowes.
GaryS3196 months ago
These would not meet fire code for public spaces, right?
Make And Repeat (author)  GaryS3196 months ago
I am not sure, the insulation itself is fire retardant, but I'm not sure the requirements for using these in a public space.
ArthurJ56 months ago
I made some of these and they are remarkably effective. One thing you can do to reduce midrange is to use plywood instead of the screen on the back, then set the panels off of the wall by four inches or so. Theory is the sound travels thru the insulation losing the treble and some midrange then hits the panel losing some midrange then bounces off the wall and goes back through. This works better with double drywall construction. If you add feet or legs to the panels with one side plywood or pegboard they work well for placing around the recording studio to eliminate standing waves or to isolate musicians like animal the drummer from the vocalist.
Make And Repeat (author)  ArthurJ56 months ago
I'd really love to make some variations of these and see which ones work better, but realistically these worked pretty darn well and I don't have a real need or room for more. I've got some friends wanting me to make them some, and I may experiment with those and see what results I get. Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it!