Video: If you're looking to create a quiet recording environment without breaking the budget, a stack of old towels might be all you need. In this video from the DIY Perks YouTube channel, Matt Perks tests the sound absorption quality of cheap, easy-to-find materials. Perks tested thin, flat sponge; egg holder sponge; two layers of egg holder sponge; a seat cushion and a folded towel with a spread of 17khz, 13khz, 10khz, 7khz and 5khz frequencies. All in all, Perks found that a folded towel, either four layers thick or 12 layers thick, absorbed the most of all frequencies. Best of all, you can buy a bunch of old towels at op shops for only a few bucks. If you're looking to build your own custom sound absorption panels, Perks shows you how in the second half of the video above.
Old Towels Are The Best Material For Cheap DIY Sound Absorption Panels
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