How Sound Proofing Foam Aids Recordings

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We’ve previously discussed the types of sound proofing foam and how to effectively install them in a sound studio. The reason why these acoustic foam panels are so effective at absorbing sound lies in their unique properties. Acoustic foam is different from regular foam because of its cellular structure. Acoustic foam has more individual cells in each linear inch of foam, which makes it better at absorbing sound waves than other foam varieties.

When sound waves reach the surface of acoustic foam, the foam panels do not reflect them like hard surfaces. Echoes are caused by sound waves bouncing off hard surfaces and being reflected throughout a room. To avoid this, acoustic foam allows sound waves to pass through its structure while also dissipating sound wave energy as heat. This eliminates excess echoes and resonances that may distort your recordings when you are making music or adding voiceover to your film project.

For maximum effectiveness when using acoustic foam panels, you should have an understanding of room modes, which are the natural resonances that occur in specific rooms. Because of a room’s geometry, certain frequencies are naturally louder or quieter in different areas. For more information, refer to the video linked here.

If you’re looking for high-quality sound proofing foam, be sure to check out The Foam Factory’s collection of acoustic foam products. You’ll find acoustic foam panels, bass and broadband absorbers, sound barriers, and even acoustic drop ceiling tiles. Contact them today for more details at 586-627-3626 or by email at info@foambymail.com.

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