In part one of this series on DIY acoustic treatment for recording vocals and voice I covered basic room acoustics, room position and reverb.
Now in part two you''s Guide to Acoustic Treatment
Affordable Paid Alternatives
If you want to spend a bit of money you can create some more permanent and convenient. It’s not ideal tearing apart your bed every time you want to record.
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for DIY Reflection Shield
You can quite easily build your own reflection shield using acoustic foam,which is cheap, and a wire frame.
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for You could also use two small DIY acoustic panels to create a reflection shield.
DIY Acoustic Panels
You will get the best absorption with DIY acoustic panels that use proper acoustic insulation material. They’re cheap to build but require quite a bit of effort. It took me three days to plan and build ten panels for my home studio.
As well as putting them on the wall you can suspend them on microphone stands to create a movable absorption panel. Position one directly behind your the 1 last update 2020/06/03 head for impressive results.
As well as putting them on the wall you can suspend them on microphone stands to create a movable absorption panel. Position one directly behind your head for impressive results.
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for With a basic knowledge of acoustics, you can now consider the room you are recording in and your recording position. This is the first step to mastering home voice overs and vocal recordings.
Get it right at the source... and the rest will follow.
If you want to learn more about room treatment and recording technique for recording voice overs, I shall cover more in future tutorials.
Perhaps you have already tried some of these materials as acoustic treatment. Let me know about your experiences, I’d love to hear from you.