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Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« on: April 18, 2013, 01:38:54 AM »
Okay so I'm trying to sound proof my little home studio. Is it true that egg cartons are effective? Are there any other materials that are not expensive that I can use to sound proof my room? Really need help here. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 06:54:57 AM »
Egg cartons do indeed have acoustic properties, but are not as effective as you might be led to think. Here's a comparison of your average acoustic foam vs. egg cartons according to Acoustics First Corporation:


Now i'm not sure how accurate this comparison is but the main principle is definitely accurate. Treating with egg cartons is not your best bet, although it's much cheaper than most alternatives. The thing about treating a room is that typically the main issues with the sound of a room aren't corrected by foam or things like egg cartons. Treating the whole room will completely kill any reflections and lead to a dead room. This isn't always an issue as a lot of vocal booths are completely dead, but if you're treating it for monitoring then you'd take a different approach. If anything you'll probably want bass traps, and prior to bass traps ideally the materials inside of the walls of the room are better acoustical materials than your average insulation, and possibly include rockwool, etc.

Are you trying to treat the room for monitoring / listening to mixes or just for recording? It's going to be near impossible to sound proof a room that's already been constructed in a cost effective way, but there are many things you can do to improve the sound of a room and of your recordings that don't require you spending much money. Tell me a little more about what it is you plan to use the studio for and I can provide a more specific answer.
   

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Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 06:59:38 AM »
Wizdumb hit this right on the head for the most part. The way you plan to use the space , (ie. monitoring, recording, both), will determine how you want to treat it. As far as egg cartons I wouldn't highly recommend them, but as he stated they do have some acoustic properties. You'll end up killing most of certain frequencies while others will remain untreated so it will leave a sense of imbalance and unnatural sound in the room IMO.

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Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 12:08:12 PM »
I dunno. Using egg cartons might be a turn off to anyone who wants to do business with you. You might do better in trying to find a substance or material similar to egg carton material to soundproof your studio with.

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Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 09:09:54 AM »
Thanks guys ! I would definitely consider a foam for this one. Although I'm not sure how much are they these days. Will definitely do some research for the price. Y'all have been very helpful!

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Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 08:15:19 PM »
Hey it worked in hustle and flow! :P But for real I don't think they are great - if I understand correctly they'll take out your highs but leave the low end unaffected which will totally throw your sound off balance in the room.

Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 05:17:11 AM »
I'd never heard of using egg boxes before, but it seems like a pretty good idea if you're on a budget(or like eggs). Although as others have said, foam works better and i'm presuming it's not that expensive. It also looks a lot better.

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Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 12:11:55 PM »
Hi egg cartons are alright to use but I've seen these foam tiles that do a much better job on ebay/amazon for around £4 a tile and you can place them around your room and they vary in size if you are still looking for sound proofing

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Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2014, 04:07:51 AM »
Hi ..to me the question is ... do you need to sound proof, for the benefit of the neighbours .. ? if this is the case .. it's about trapping the bass in the room . ( bass traps in all the corners) . to stop the high end and the mid range getting to the neighbours , shut the doors.. high impact foam blocks covering the windows and the out side of the doors. to me any sound treatment on the walls (inside the room)makes a room sound dull ..

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Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2015, 04:50:38 AM »
in shooting range i saw they use egg carton on the walls to eliminate the voice after shoot.
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Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2015, 11:22:40 PM »
http://www.ehow.com/way_5611084_cheapest-way-soundproof-room.html

This link has all the information you need. You could use Styrofoam instead of egg cartons too but it could get messy.

Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2015, 01:52:14 AM »
It's interesting how many people generally assume egg cartons are a good way to sound proof. Is it the fact that it's using something you would normally be throwing away that lures people to want to do it? It's definitely not cost effective if you're buying all these eggs.

Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2015, 09:27:15 PM »
It's interesting how many people generally assume egg cartons are a good way to sound proof. Is it the fact that it's using something you would normally be throwing away that lures people to want to do it? It's definitely not cost effective if you're buying all these eggs.


You could just ask your neighbors for egg cartons. Use your brain man! You don't have to buy all those eggs for that!

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Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2015, 09:21:08 AM »
It's interesting how many people generally assume egg cartons are a good way to sound proof. Is it the fact that it's using something you would normally be throwing away that lures people to want to do it? It's definitely not cost effective if you're buying all these eggs.


You could just ask your neighbors for egg cartons. Use your brain man! You don't have to buy all those eggs for that!

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But in all seriousness, if you're looking for cheap soundproofing consider trying thick blankets or even rugs. I've used sleeping bags for numerous projects and, although they look kind of ridiculous hanging about a room and tend to create problems with overheating, they do a pretty solid job dampening mid to high frequencies.

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Re: Egg Cartons to Sound Proof your Studio help
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2015, 05:41:39 PM »
Haha, I've never though about egg cartons as a way of soundproofing your studio.
There are a lot of better options out there but still, this looks interesting.