When you decide to renovate your
home, you will have to go shopping for building supplies. The best place to
find everything you need is the hardware store but you must have a scheme in
mind so you don’t miss anything in the list.
To do that, you have to write
down all the things you need. Since these will consistently come in different
sizes, make sure that you do some measuring first and buy a little more than
you did. If you are not sure how to do this, ask your contractor to help you
out because they can only do their share of the work if the materials are
While some contractors can
already offer you the building materials you need, it wouldn’t hurt to see how
much they actually cost in the market because the contractor probably made some
money by marking up some of these items.
With the list in hand, it is time
to head down to the hardware store. So you don’t miss out on anything, go
through each row slowly examining each product.
Building materials don’t sell by
themselves given that there are different brands to choose from. If you are not
sure about the material you are looking for, ask the sales clerk if you can get
a few samples so you can bring it home and see if this will match with the
overall look of the room that you are renovating.
You may have to buy a few since
these are not handed out for free but like the old saying goes, it is better to
be safe than sorry.
There is a chance that some of
the building materials you need may be more expensive in one store or it is not
available. So before you buy, do … » Read more
Today I will be discussing on how
to retrieve the best sound for your acoustical space through sound absorption
materials. Applying these tips will allow you to be able to receive the maximum
clarity for your home recording studio.
First you must understand what
STC is and how sound travels through materials. This will help with the
decision on what materials are needed to get the best sound absorption. It will
also control various frequencies for a clean recording. There are many
absorption materials that you can buy to make this happen. The best materials
that can be bought for an acoustical area are buying materials that have a NRC
that is equal to or greater than 1. NTC stands for Noise Reduction Coefficient.
This rates the materials ability to absorb sound. Absorption materials equal to
or better than one receive the best results.
Often time it is not necessary to
have materials that equal a 1 on the NTR scale. Your acoustical area may only
require material that has a 50 percent STC. STC stands for Sound Transition
Class. Sound absorption foam will control high frequencies and keep various
sound reflections bouncing off the wall back into the microphone, creating what
is known reverb or often thought of as echoes. When building a home studio it
is important to receive the proper STC’s to get contain a controlled ambience
of the area.
When putting together a live
sound room it may be useful to use the Audimute sheets to keep sound tight in
the room. These sheets come in multiple colors to match exactly what you are
trying to do. Other elements that will benefit your acoustical space are
materials that are often referred to as acoustic foam. This type of foam come
in various shapes and sizes from … » Read more