As videographers and cinematographers, it’s really quite easy to forget audio and take it for granted. This is partially because it’s not visual—it’s not what we see. When you look down the viewfinder of your camera, you see a shot and an angle and how it cuts together. Running audio is much more of a precise process and the results and failures are often less than obvious.
Most filmmakers when they’re starting out imagine capturing audio in a studio as grabbing a mic and getting it as close to the subject as possible. This is most definitely not the way it’s done. Much like how a cinematographer uses lights and a production designer uses costume, props and sets to create a scene, the audio engineer must create a space suitable for capturing audio.
One of the first steps is to find a place with little to no ambient sound. You’ll find that, even when you believe it’s entirely silent, it’s not. Creating this space is incredibly difficult and it can be expensive.
The guys at 4KShooters have put together a quick DIY on how to sound proof your home studio, without blowing all of your cash in doing so. For us visual people out there, we need all of the help we can get.
How to Sound Proof Your Home Studio On a Budget
Via 4K Shooters:
Sound proofing a room is still an expensive investment and is mainly reserved for pro studios. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve professional results on a budget. On the contrary, you definitely can and you can do so without spending a fortune on your in-house improvised studio.
Here are some tips and tricks that can help you to significantly improve the sound environment in your home so that you will be able to do some excellent studio quality audio recordings. Besides the proper audio recorder and a decent condenser microphone you are also going to need an acoustic shield.
If these are still out of your budget you can easily put together a Microphone GOBO for less than ten bucks. Here’s how:
DIY: $10 Microphone GOBO – Sound Dampener Shield
In essence, this tool eliminates the unwanted sounds like room noise, acoustic reflections or other sound artefacts as much as possible. Thus, you will be able to get a clean and high-quality audio recording of your talents comparable to the one you can achieve in professional studios.
Read full article at 4K Shooters “How to Sound Proof Your Home Studio On a Budget”
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