13 Best Recording Studio Acoustical Treatments

List Updated June 2020

Bestselling Recording Studio Acoustical Treatments in 2020


12 Pack- Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 1" X 12" X 12"

12 Pack- Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 1
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 12 pack means 12 pieces, Your package has to imclude 12 pieces (6 sets), they are tied together, ( 6 Set ), EACH TILE Splits into "2 WEDGES".
  • 12 Pack covers 12 square feet - Each tile is 1 square foot of 1 inch thick acoustic wedge
  • For professional acoustic control Acoustic Foam Each WEDGE comes uncompressed and in prime condition! Great for spot treating sound on walls in your studio or office - For use in recording studios, control rooms, Offices home studios, home entertainment theaters, Home Offices, sound dampening, acoustic treatment, noise reduction - Reduce waves, reverb and flutter echoes in smaller to medium sized rooms.
  • MADE IN USA - Fire Retardant: CA Technical Bulletin 117

12 Pack- Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 1" X 12" X 12"

12 Pack- Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 1
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Each WEDGE comes uncompressed and in prime condition! The Wedges in the photo will be exactly what you get.
  • Great for spot treating sound on walls in your studio or office - For use in recording studios, control rooms, Offices home studios, home entertainment theaters, Home Offices
  • 12 Pack covers 12 square feet - Each tile is 1 square foot of 1 inch thick acoustic wedge
  • For professional acoustic control, sound dampening, acoustic treatment, noise reduction - Reduce waves, reverb and flutter echoes in smaller to medium sized rooms.
  • MADE IN USA - Fire Retardant: CA Technical Bulletin 117

Monoprice Microphone Stand, Black, Desktop Adjustable (602650)

Monoprice Microphone Stand, Black, Desktop Adjustable (602650)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Includes all assembly and mounting hardware | Branding/Logo on Product May Differ
  • Dual clamp mount attaches to mic stands or booms up to 1.25" diameter.
  • Features a standard 3/8" microphone threaded mount and includes a 3/8" to 5/8" thread adapter
  • Measures about 17.3" x 15.4" x 5.5" when folded for storage
  • Acoustic foam front and vented metal back plate. The two outer panels can be folded inward for storage or for creating a tighter acoustic isolation chamber.

RESON8 Acoustic Foam | DIY easy PEEL AND STICK foam adhesive | Sound Foam Panels | 2"x12"x12" Pyramid Shape | 2" Acoustic Tiles | 6 pack | Soundproofing (Black)

RESON8 Acoustic Foam | DIY easy PEEL AND STICK foam adhesive | Sound Foam Panels | 2
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

A2S Protection 24 Pack Acoustic Foam Panels 2" X 12" X 12" Soundproofing Studio Foam Wedge Tiles Fireproof - Top Quality - Ideal for Home & Studio Sound Insulation - Density 25Kg/CMB (Black 2" 24pcs)

A2S Protection 24 Pack Acoustic Foam Panels 2
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • HIGH QUALITY Material Sound Foam. Maintain their sound proofing features. They only need to be taken care occasionally through dust vacuuming.
  • MITIGATE SLAP and flutter echoes, waves and reverb in all rooms. Maximum sound control can be achieved if combined with bass traps.
  • The A2S PROTECTION 24-pack acoustic foam sound dampening wall panels cover 24 square feet and can be applied for soundproofing on walls, doors, windows, ceilings and floors.
  • Ideal to SOUNDPROOF: Recording Studios, vocal booths, home entertainment theaters and control rooms | Notification: The acoustic panels are FIREPROOF (They do not fuel a fire). They stop burning after the fire source fading.
  • IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: The product is coming compressed to reduce the shipping & overall cost. On that stage, the width per tile is about 1 inch. Please open the package and let them completely UNPACKED for at least 72 HOURS at room temperature to regain its original shape & size which is 12 X 12 X 2 inches. | For Indoor use only.

12 Pack- Ice Blue/Charcoal Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Egg Crate 1" X 12" X 12"

12 Pack- Ice Blue/Charcoal Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Egg Crate 1
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 1" Convoluted Acoustic Wall Panels provide an ultra clean look and SUPERB sound absorption
  • Great for spot treating sound on walls in your studio or office - For use in recording studios, control rooms, Offices home studios, home entertainment theaters, Home Offices
  • 12 Pack covers 12 square feet - Each tile is 1 square foot of 1 inch thick convoluted acoustic panel
  • For professional acoustic control, sound dampening, acoustic treatment, noise reduction - Reduce waves, reverb and flutter echoes in smaller to medium sized rooms.
  • MADE IN USA - Fire Retardant: CA Technical Bulletin 117

48 Pack - Acoustic Panels Studio Soundproofing Foam Wedge tiles 1"x12"x12" 100% Made in USA

48 Pack - Acoustic Panels Studio Soundproofing Foam Wedge tiles 1
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • 48 pack 12x12x1 100% Made In USA
  • Good for studios, recording studios, vocal booths, control rooms. Foam tiles perfectly aligned, professional sound quality
  • Very Good Quality High NRC !!
  • Product Care: Occasional Vacuuming of Dust
  • Sold & Shipped Exclusively by AK Trading Co.

12 Pack Charcoal Eggcrate Acoustic Foam Sound Proof Foam Panels Noise Dampening Foam Studio Music Equipment 1.5" x 12" x 12"

12 Pack Charcoal Eggcrate Acoustic Foam Sound Proof Foam Panels Noise Dampening Foam Studio Music Equipment 1.5
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • PRODUCT IS SHIPPED AS 6 TILES, EACH TILE Splits into "2 WEDGES". Once You Split - Foam panels HIGHEST point reaches 1.5 inch height. Its LOWEST point reaches 1/2 inch in height. / Overall Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC): 0.55
  • Smaller panels offer more options for placement and design / Pack of 12. Covers 12 sq. ft. (Covers 1 sq. ft. per sheet)
  • Good for Recording Studios, Vocal Booths, Home Theathers
  • Note: Can help increase sound clarity in a room or space. Great Use For Media Content (You Tubers / Music Edit & Recording, Video Gamer). Used to acoustically treat walls or, most commonly ceilings (especially if they aren't parallel to the floor) Light Weight Foam easy can be applied on Ceilings. Soft / Flexible - even great for padding (Camera accessories, Go-Pro etc.)
  • Passes : TECHNICAL BULLETIN CAL 117-2013: Requirements, Test Procedure and Apparatus for Testing the Smolder Resistance of Materials Used in Upholstered Furniture. CAL 117 for short, is a regulation that sets the standard for upholstered furniture flammability in the furniture industry

12 Pack- Black&Blue Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 2" X 12" X 12" (12PCS) (30305CM, Black&Blue)

12 Pack- Black&Blue Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 2
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 12 Pack covers 12 square feet - Each tile is 1 square foot of 1 inch thick acoustic wedge
  • For use in home theaters, professional movie theaters, concert halls, gymnasiums sports centers, recording studios, auditoriums and more!
  • Professional, High Quality Durability and Effective
  • 12 Pack, 30*30*5cm 100% Made In China
  • Dampens and diffuses mid to low frequency sound waves inside of a room to minimize interference, Increases increasing sound clarity

Planet Waves Comfort Fit Foam Ear Plugs, 3 Pair

Planet Waves Comfort Fit Foam Ear Plugs, 3 Pair
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Provides a noise reduction rating of 29dB
  • Made from slow recovery PVC foam
  • Slightly softer than most other PVC earplugs For ease insertion and comfort
  • An essential musician tool
  • 60% of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are hearing impaired, protect your hearing today

Auralex Acoustics Studiofoam Wedgies Acoustic Absorption Foam, 2" x 12" x 12", 24-Panels, Charcoal

Auralex Acoustics Studiofoam Wedgies Acoustic Absorption Foam, 2
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Great performance at a low cost
  • Smaller panels offer more options for placement and design
  • Class B fire rating
  • NRC of .80
  • Includes: (24) 2" x 12" x 12" Thick Studiofoam Panels" "- 24 Square Feet"

Sound Dampening Speaker Riser Foam - Audio Acoustic Noise Isolation Platform Pads Recoil Stabilizer w/ Rubber Base Pad For Studio Monitor, Subwoofer, Loud Speakers - Pyle PSI08 (13 x 11 x 2.6 Inch)

Sound Dampening Speaker Riser Foam - Audio Acoustic Noise Isolation Platform Pads Recoil Stabilizer w/ Rubber Base Pad For Studio Monitor, Subwoofer, Loud Speakers - Pyle PSI08 (13 x 11 x 2.6 Inch)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • CREATES OPTIMAL SOUND: The Pyle Speaker Risers assist in achieving optimal audio performance. It reduces vibration and helps to eliminate unwanted levels of audio resonance while promoting the flow of 'clean' speaker sound projection
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Includes 1 sound dampening riser platform pad that is universally compatible and works with virtually all speaker types, brands and models. It works perfectly w/ studio monitor, subwoofer, loudspeakers and shelf speakers
  • THICK DURABLE FOAM: Made of high density engineered foam that is lab-tested to promote efficient speaker stabilization, noise isolation and sound dampening absorption that gives your audio frequencies free-flow ability with more natural bass clarity
  • ANTI-SLIP BASE PAD: Features anti-slip rubber base pad which helps keep your speakers secured and stable. It is also equipped with an integrated 'CNC' machined thick steel top-plate for sturdy placement of speakers. Perfect for stage or studio use
  • 67 LB LOAD CAPACITY: Each riser measures 13" x 11" x 2.6" w/ maximum speaker weight capacity of up to 67lbs. High-density foam construction and universal speaker compatibility effectively stabilizes and reduces recoil for any audio application

Sound Addicted - Studio Monitor Isolation Pads for 5'' Inch Monitors, Pair of Two High Density Acoustic Foam which Fits most Speaker Stands | SMPad 5

Sound Addicted - Studio Monitor Isolation Pads for 5'' Inch Monitors, Pair of Two High Density Acoustic Foam which Fits most Speaker Stands | SMPad 5
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • SMPad 5 is made out of the highest quality acoustical foam (50kg/m^3 density).
  • 7.5 x 11 x 1.6 inch (W x D x H). Designed to hold up to 22 lb without changing the shape.
  • Every pack comes complete with two pads, one for each of your left and right speakers (NO LOGO printed).
  • Designed with multiple configurations allowing you to move the monitor isolation pads into a versatile array of angles for the best sound quality.
  • Sized to fit all popular 5'' inches Studio Monitors - Yamaha HS5, JBL 305PMKII LSR305, KRK Rokit KRK RP4G3 RP5, Mackie MR5, M-Audio BX5, Adam F6, Tascam VL-S5, Alesis Elevate 5, Behringer MS16 JS-MS70, klipsch r-150m and many more.

DIY Studio Lighting Kit

A trip to the local Wal-Mart will provide you with everything you need to set up a studio in your own home.

Each digital camera is different; the following settings and recommendations I provide may not be suitable for your situation. However, the following guide touches upon camera operating basics- ones that you can alter to meet your needs.

I'll be guiding you through the process of taking a portrait where the subject sits in front of a black background. This, of course, can be changed depending upon the individual instance. Experimentation will be required if any changes are made, however. In any case, a large piece of black fleece fabric is easily available at nearly every fabric store and usually provides a matte, light absorbing backdrop. Two yards will be plenty to photograph a single individual. Depending on the season and fabric quality, this will cost between $15-20 on average.

Hang the fabric from a wall using removable or permenant hooks or from a bookshelf (be positive that the fabric is secured with enough weight and that there is no danger of the subject accidentally pulling the fabric and what's holding it down onto themselves). Place a chair or stool in front of the fabric upon which your subject can sit.

One thing that keeps a lot of amateur photographers from setting up a home studio is the myth that lighting is expensive. For this photo, I used two shop lights purchased at Wal-Mart (see photo). The lightbulbs are Soft White 60 watt globes. The shop lights can be clamped to stands, chairs, shelves, etc., which will help you position them. These supplies also cost approximately $20 all together.

To achieve the lighting orientation as pictured, clamp the first light to something movable and tall. I used a floor lamp (in the OFF position). The light should be placed at the same height as the subject's head with the bulb pointing in the same direction to the left side of the subject. The second light should be clamped to something near ground level so that the light stands around two feet from the ground. It should be placed at the right side of the subject, shining upward and tilted slightly toward the subject. Changing the position of the lights will change the picture, but may produce other results that you find favorable.

A tripod or sturdy, flat surface should be used to hold your camera. If your tripod is not adjustable giving you the ability to tilt the camera vertically, the photo can be taken horizontally. It can be cropped in an image editing program like Photoshop.

Digital SLR cameras have many more adjustable settings than point and shoot ones do. The settings we'll be using are called "shutter speed" and "exposure." We will also be adjusting the ISO level. You will likely have to set your camera to "manual" in order to change these settings.

Shutter speed is indicated by a fraction. For instance, when this photo was taken, the shutter speed was set at 1/2. This means that the shutter of the camera was open for one half of a second. The smaller your fraction (1/30, 1/60, 1/125) the shorter the shutter is open for.

Exposure is determined by a letter/number combination such as F22. This is what my camera was set on when this photo was taken. The higher the "f-stop" number, the less light is let into the camera.

ISO is similar to film speed. The photograph we're imitating used an ISO of 200. The lower your ISO the darker your photo is to be. However, the higher your ISO level, the grainier your photo will become. In print photography, an ISO of 100-400 is preferable.

Another accessory used during this photo shoot was a Diffusion filter. This is not necessary, but I feel it adds something to portrait photography. They can be purchased from photo supply stores and online for under $10.

All right! Now that the camera is set up, have your subject (or yourself) get situated. Note, the subject in the photo is facing the left slightly. Take your photo. Adjust the settings if you have to; if the image is too bright, begin by adjusting the shutter speed, then the exposure. Some cameras, like mine, for instance, do not allow your exposure to be set higher than F22. If the photo is too dark, begin by decreasing the exposure.

When finished, the images can be lightened, darkened, sharpened, and color corrected in a program like Photoshop. I use Photoshop Elements, which comes with some software bundles.

When editing my photo, I lightened the image by duplicating the main image as a Duplicate Layer. I set the Layer mode to Screen. I returned to the original Background Layer and used the Dodge tool to lighten the darker side of the subject's face. I then used the Burn tool to darken the lighter side of her face, balancing out the image a bit. I Merged the Layers and used the Sponge tool to take some of the red out of the face. Note, you will have to adjust the exposure percentages of each tool. I recommend 15-25% on each.

Finally, I added a bit more sharpness using the Unsharp Mask under the Filter menu. I set the Amount to 100%, Radius to 1.4 pixels, and Threshold to 5 pixels.

And viola! We now have an artistic, high contrast portrait that rivals a professional's, but we took ours at home.

You can experiment with this set up by changing the position of the shop lights, but it's likely that your settings will need adjusting as well. Photography isn't something most people can excel at overnight, but experimentation is the key learning and development.

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