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Has anyone ever dealt with this foam?

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Colin M. St. Claire, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Colin M. St. Claire

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    A: They call it "soundproofing foam" (foam does NOTHING for soundproofing)
    B: There's no information on it's density.
    C: They claim it is "effective against standing waves" (it isn't)

    Avoid. Google how to build a DIY broadband absorber instead. It's more effective and cheaper.
     
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    Not even for early reflections?
     
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    Listen to this man, for he speaks the truth.

    This stuff can deaden early reflections in the high frequencies but overall it's not going to be very effective. High frequencies are easy to deal with, it's the low end that's difficult. As someone who bought a bunch of this stuff early in my career I can tell you I would have been better off building my own panels.
     
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    Junk.

    You're better off building your own bass traps/broadband absorbers. If your not all that handy you can get quality products from companies like ATS Acoustics or Real Traps. (You'll save a ton of money doing them yourself by the way).
     
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    Yeah there is no way I'm going to buy some RealTraps considering this is for my basement which is only used for DI's, demoing my personal stuff, and for editing. All the real work is done at a much nicer studio that is properly treated. I was thinking some of this as well as some DIY bass traps.
     
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    Colin, the point is that it's a waste of money. You'd do just as well hanging some moving blankets on the wall. You easily can buy 6 2'x4'x2" of 703 for under $100. Get some spray adhesive and cheap breathable fabric and you have 6 panels for under $150. If you are willing to spend a little more you can build frames and get some really nice panels going.
    IMO realtraps are way overpriced. I've had good luck with acoustimac and gik.
     

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