Best recording studio environment equipment according to redditors

We found 1,095 Reddit comments discussing the best recording studio environment equipment. We ranked the 264 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/Aerdynn · 47 pointsr/instant_regret

Not necessarily: I have foam in my studio with the exact same colors I got off of Amazon:

u/fruitjoose · 33 pointsr/wheredidthesodago

My boyfriend just took a piece of this kind of foam, folded it in half and shoved it in the crack of doom. It works the same.

And just by the way you can buy that kind of foam for $9 on amazon, a piece big enough to do three or four cracks of doom

u/ClockworkFate · 32 pointsr/legaladvice

Everyone else seems to have covered the basics about the answers to your questions so far. Might I offer some advice, then?

Most of your problems seem to come from you living in an upstairs apartment (at least on the second floor, if not on the top floor), with people below (and possibly above) you, with the sound transferring down through the ceiling. I know you said that you invested in sound dampening casters for your piano, but it doesn't sound as if they worked; I know from playing violin (and having my sister play the drums) that these dampeners only dull music. They don't silence it completely, so your neighbours will still be able to hear you practice. Would it be possible to work out a compromise with your landlord to transfer your lease to a ground-floor apartment, and then use a dedicated room in that apartment as a practice room (complete with you putting up soundproof tiling like this along the walls and ceiling? If you take those steps (ground floor apartment + soundproof tiles), your neighbours should barely hear your practice.

Apartment living is all about compromises. People who can't stand hearing footsteps above them have to learn to look for top-floor apartments. People in general have to learn not to be jerks (i.e., not hammering nails into walls at 3AM, etc), and further have to learn that others in the building do have different schedules (and so might be doing laundry at 10PM at night, for example). People who practice musical instruments have to learn to soundproof their practice spaces, which... in the case of heavy instruments, like pianos and harps, may include having a solid ground underneath them if sound-casters don't cut it. If this isn't possible in your current place and you do end up having to move, it's something you'll want to keep in mind while looking at new places...

::Edit:: Subject/verb agreement are hard, y'all

u/clipperdouglas29 · 18 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

isolation stands/pads and that's about it. If you want to get fancy look into a better DAC for your PC, but that's not a biggy. I would just get a pair of isolation pads like these, but if you wanna get fancy you could get these.


Those are great speakers though and if you're trying to keep the setup low-key then you're doing a good job.

u/beartheminus · 17 pointsr/Music
u/professorlamp · 16 pointsr/battlestations

Yes and no. You should put the sub on the ground butttttt, you should decouple it a few inches off the ground so that the vibrations don't travel through surfaces.

Audio engineers use these but you might find that £30 is a bit overkill

Some books will probably do the job, though not as good as those mopads.

By the way, this advice goes for speakers too (not just subs). Don't have them directly on the surface, have them off of it by a few inches

If you really care, you can read more above.

u/clupean · 16 pointsr/buildapc

Software: easy. Put the hard drives to sleep after X minutes, reduce the case and cpu fans speed.

Hardware: also easy but costs money.

  1. replace the case fans with Noctua fans or equivalent
  2. replace the cpu cooler with a Noctua cpu cooler or equivalent
  3. replace the PSU with one that has a 0rpm or quiet mode
  4. add acoustic foam
  5. hard drive silencers but use an SSD as the main drive
  6. additional anti-vibration kit and an anti-vibration rubber gasket for the PSU if you think it's necessary
  7. external sound card or white noise filter (not the ones made for cars) for the speakers

    I did all of the above in my PC but in 7) I simply bought headphones with an integrated potentiometer.
u/matttopotamus · 13 pointsr/hometheater

Good choice for a first setup. I’ve always loved the look of their speakers too. I highly suggest you put a rug down or the reflections are going to be insane. Maybe some rubber shock absorbers for the sub or something like this.
Auralex Acoustics SubDude-II Subwoofer Acoustic Isolation Platform, 1.75" x 15" x 15"

u/BlackSquirrel05 · 12 pointsr/navy

Isn't there a housing authority on base?

There's always this!

Comes in different colors too!

u/spreadsheet_jockey · 11 pointsr/piano

Even just hanging a fluffy quilt or blanket on the wall will keep sound from echoing as much. If you want to get fancy you can get acoustic panels on Amazon nowadays, which is kind of amazing. You'd have to do a bit of research on placement.

But if you have a spare quilt the quilt thing is free and fast and worth a try.

u/Gmoore5 · 10 pointsr/videos

Wait i remember seeing an annoying video on facebook about a device that lets you sing in the shower without anyone hearing because it silences your voice. HERE IT IS!. Oh man this guy needs to be in their next commercial.

u/omgwutd00d · 9 pointsr/malelivingspace

Purchased the foam blocks off Amazon for like $30 because I liked the maroon color. But you can get just grey ones for cheaper. Though it looks like the ones I purchased and linked are currently out of stock.

They really did help the room become less echoy and the room mate next to me said it helps block some sound, too.

u/slash178 · 9 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Not really. Legitimate soundproofing involves rebuilding the entire room you are in - it is a serious structural upgrade.

If you're playing live drums, it's going to be loud as fuck and acoustic panels aren't gonna do a whole lot. I recommend keeping your drums at a local practice space for rent, which are soundproofed. Then for home use, get an electric kit you can play with headphones.

If it's downstairs neighbors angry, separating a guitar amp from the floor and seriously cutting the low end can help.

For vocals, even throwing a blanket over your head and mic can work. There are things called vocal tents that do this a little more comfortably. Something along these lines

u/ShocKuMz · 9 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Unfortunately, there's not much you can do to "soundproof" between floors without ripping drywall from their ceiling and adding insulation. You can try adding some foam panels in your room to help absorb some of the sound and reduce echo.

u/Pnume · 8 pointsr/audiophile


Also: I'd put isolation pads under 'em.

u/HighCrimesandHistory · 8 pointsr/podcasting

I was just about to! Thought someone could use this in an apartment or spare room.

1.) Get a screen room divider off of Amazon. I used a 6 panel with a paper film on it for $80, but you can pick up 4-panels for $60. I shopped around a bit for it, YMMV. The panels determine the size of your space that it encompasses. I stand and record and found that 6 panels is comfortable enough to enclose the shelf and I and leave plenty of elbow room. W/o the shelf it'd probably fit two people sitting, if a little snug.

2.) Buy some 12 inch acoustic foam squares. Double check the dimensions of each panel to determine size (mine was 15 inch, so I cut some squares into 1/4s to cover the whole panel). I originally started with 24 1x1 squares and eventually picked up another 24 to cover both the wall and the bottom 2/5s of the divider. Most manufacturers come with sticky tabs for mounting.

3.) When you mount, give the tabs an hour on the acoustic panels to set, then another hour set on the divider. Only had two pieces come off the first time and just reapplied spare pads I had laying around.

Overall, came out to be $150 for something I can save space with and take with me if I need to move or record elsewhere.

u/chopandscrew · 8 pointsr/battlestations

These would absolutely help if your apartment is echo-ey. It just depends how nicely you're trying to treat your room. Auralex makes some professional grade panels that will end up costing you a bunch, but you'd really only need those if you were doing some serious recording. If you're just wanting to cheaply treat your room a little then I'd check out something like this. They look cool and they'll help with the reverb in your apartment a little bit, but the change won't be super noticeable. I mainly just don't want people buying these thinking they will be able to watch porn on full blast without their roommates hearing. They definitely won't sound proof anything.

u/ComputerSavvy · 8 pointsr/homelab

They're not being shitty but being truthful. A lot of telcom and professional audio / video recording studio gear used threaded hole racks but the computer industry pretty much standardized on square mounting holes that ball bearing sliding rails snap into as well as using cage nuts that fit square holes.

You can use a round hole rack for computer equipment but he'll need to buy several sets of L bracket shelves to hold his gear. You can buy round hole to square hole adapter brackets so a square hole sliding rail set can mount to the frame but now that free rack suddenly becomes more expensive each time a piece of gear is added to it.

He'll also have to go to Ace Hardware, buy a few different sized machine screws and try them out until he finds the right diameter and thread pitch that will fit his rack. It could be 10-32 or 12-24.

I'm in the market for a rack and every time I see one for sale that has round holes, I close the tab for the reasons I outlined above.

It looks as if the round hole sections can be removed, if he can find a square hole conversion kit that will fit, then it was a good deal to get it.

u/TheDevitalizer · 7 pointsr/Android

I like your style. Where there isn't any shortage of tech reviews, I like how you're doing it (fresh).

If you're going to continue (do it!) I'd invest in some of these. They'll absorb some of the echo, making the audio less tinny as well.

u/dmdnecklace · 7 pointsr/battlestations

Nice setup man - I like your style. Clean. The only thing I'd recommend is isolation pads for your speakers, to get them slightly higher closer to ear level and to isolate them from the desk. I have these (apparently currently unavailable, but lots of alternatives):

u/Francky · 6 pointsr/ZReviews

This is what I use, works very well.

u/CrimsonBornKing · 6 pointsr/childfree
u/BTsBaboonFarm · 6 pointsr/vinyl

> I know I am not supposed to have the speakers on the same surface as the record player, but at the moment it’s the only place I can put them.

If this is the case, give some thought to picking up something like these

This will help reduce surface vibrations and produce improved sound if you aren't able to remove the speakers from the surface they're on.

u/radu_sound · 6 pointsr/audioengineering

It's absolutely your room. Room modes are the worst. They create spots with zero bass frequencies, and you end up compensating unknowingly and ruining your songs.

  1. Step one, (this is the most important part) build some bass traps like these in the corners. Top to bottom. All four corners. These are for controlling the low end of the room. The thicker the better.
  2. Step two, build some acoustic panels like these from rockwool. I'd suggest a minimum of 10cm thickness. This is for mids and general absorbtion. Hang them on the walls and ceiling.
  3. Buy some cheap foam panels. This is for the highs. Don't try and plaster your room with these as it'll do nothing except ruin your sound. Place them at reflection points.
  4. Step four: After you get a good base sound for your room, place your monitors where you find it best, and then calibrate your listening spot with a measuring mic and Sonarworks 4. This is as important as step one. You won't be able to achieve perfection in your room no matter what. What this plugin does is it measure your peaks and valleys and applies a system-wide EQ on your PC to control that.

    After you did all of this, your mixes will absolutely translate and you won't have a problem.

    Room treatment is such a huge issue I can't believe people think buying monitors and sticking them in a random room is enough. I did all the steps listed above this summer and it's an absolute game changer. My room had literally no low end before, now I love listening to music as it sounds so good.

    Do it. Good luck.

    P.S. If you cant do bass traps, at least do mids and highs and Sonarworks. It's the least you could do.
u/3wayhandshake · 5 pointsr/audiophile

These are really small and very popular.

The ideal/easiest material for this is foam.

u/JulieMarlin · 5 pointsr/DIY

Hi, I had a problem like this when I moved into my new house, and I tried soundproofing wall, look at this or this

u/DampBritches · 5 pointsr/presshearttocontinue

I remember they were something Jesse recommended for her, and they were heavy. One for on the wall behind her mic, and 2 or 3 for the hallway which she did NEWZ. She showed the corner of one in coffeh once, but I dunno which one (sorry bud). She moved into her previous apartment in July-ish of last year, and according "COFFEH: Saw Enders" to didn't get them up until the beginning of November! Right now, considering the echo, I think she is still free-balling it with no sound-proofing. I assume since they didn't get around to hanging their shelves or framed goodies, that the sound-proofing isn't hung either.

So that limits it to a coffeh between when she moved and the end of October '13. I remember it looking not like the ridged stuff like Jesse has, but like a tan rectangular padded soft panel thing on wood. Looked sorta like these and those are like 10 pounds or so each. She was hanging horizontally, I think.

Oh, and the best answer to "What Does Dooger Use to Soundproof?" is.... Her cats. ;)

u/PlataBear · 5 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Put this in the case. It'll help dampen by a lot.

u/papyrusinthewild · 5 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

"Build log" (mostly pictures) is in the imgur album.

This started off as a stock WASD V2 with Cherry MX Clear switches. I bought a 55g uniform RealForce not long after, and that has been my daily driver pretty much ever since. I actually thought I might just sell the WASD for whatever I could get for it.

I decided instead to go for the ergo clear mod, which sounds absolutely fantastic on the videos I've seen here, here, and others on YouTube. I also decided that while I had the case all apart I would add dampening foam to it and paint it to go with the SA carbon I just received.

Paint and clear coat for the case were from the local hardware store. I found the dampening foam on Amazon. I also picked up a Hakko tip cleaner and Engineer solder sucker from Amazon. The 62g gold springs and lubes are from Mehkee. They were out of their kits, but the lubes that are in the kit are all sold separately on their site, so no problemo.

The whole thing took about a week, give or take, and it was very tedious, to say the least. But the outcome has been simply spectacular. The ergo clears are so buttery smooth, and they sound awesome with SA doubleshot caps. I think the case color came out great. The WASD is now feeling a whole lot more premium!

Edit: this video was super helpful for the case painting.

Edit: here is the “before” post -

u/djriful · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

That OP post is over excessive use of those foam and they are not meant for PC.

The proper sound dampening are to reduce noise from the panel which creates from vibration of hardwares. The side panel in fact is one of the component emit the most noise like a speaker.

This is what I use:

Here an example:

u/wolffstarr · 5 pointsr/homelab

Unless you're planning to add a metric ton of stuff into that rack, I would humbly suggest you get thee some Rail Shelves at least for the ESXi server; if it's supporting the HP, it deserves to have some more support than the rack ears it comes with.

Note they do eat a fraction of a rack unit because they're bumping up the server, but you can do 3 or 4 and still be down less than a single RU.

Sorry, it's a really nice setup and very cleanly set up, but the lack of backside support is making my skin crawl for some reason. :)

u/Boosh_The_Almighty · 5 pointsr/homelab

Super cool, I'll be there soon myself.

Quick question, wooden shelf on rails? What wizard must I quest for to obtain this sort of thing? Is it basically a 19" wide board screwed into spare rails? Or maybe something a bit higher tech like

u/praetor- · 5 pointsr/CarAV

They will do very little; the blocked sound will simply "go around" the mats.

If you really want to block noise, pick up some MLV and lay a contiguous (overlap and tape seams) layer over the entire floor.


u/Skerivo · 5 pointsr/audiodrama

Amazon is your best bet. I bought mine here:
Even though 2 packs don't fully cover my walls, they do fine in my rather spacious make-shift walk-in closet booth. There is no echo unless I'm at the other end of the closet and yelling.

Be warned, foam boards are NOT sound proofing, they ABSORB sound. Most people don't realize this, so before you spend money don't think that this will solve those pesky outside sounds. If you do want sound proofing you need special walls, but that is too pricey for most people.

Anyway,s good luck.

u/zhentarim_agent · 5 pointsr/battlestations
u/Ron_Fuckin_Swanson · 5 pointsr/malelivingspace

You could cut a sheet of plywood to the exact shape of your door...but leaving a few inches of a lip so you can press the large piece of plywood up against what little door frame structure you have. cover the plywood in acoustical foam...making sure its a perfect fit in the opening

So'd have foam that completely covers the entire opening in the wall, but there is enough of a plywood lip so you can press the plywood flat up against the door wall and it won't push throgh.

As for keeping the plywood attached to the actual door...either fashion a makeshift door with some hinges...or use a couple of tight bungee straps and some eye hooks to hold it in place

To add some more insulation for sound, you could put a curtain rod on the outside of the door (in the hallway) and hang heavy blackout curtains.

This would not only provide a way to keep your bedroom door closed when not using the plywood would hide the foam when you were using the plywood door.

u/actually_oh · 5 pointsr/ofcoursethatsathing
u/raistlin65 · 4 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Dayton Audio SUB1000 is a great budget sub for the money. You would use the inline speaker connections to connect it to your receiver.

Probably help to pull your speakers forward an inch or two so that the drivers are not reflecting off the sides of the hutch on your desk. That would also give the rear ports just a little more room to breathe. And if the tweeters are aimed at your chest, a speaker pad that helps to angle them up towards your ears would probably help

u/hdawg19 · 4 pointsr/battlestations

Check these out! They're really good for speakers sitting straight on the desk

u/EscapeGoat81 · 4 pointsr/ECEProfessionals

I think the other responder meant those foam sleeping mats that have an egg-carton like texture for soundproofing, not real egg cartons.

u/checkoutchannelnine · 4 pointsr/Austin

I have the OnStage RS7030 Rack Stand from Amazon. It's holding a couple routers and switches. The very bottom space is largely unusable due to the angle of the stand. Cheap, solid rack.

u/bigdubb2491 · 4 pointsr/audiophile

I've heard the REL stuff and am saving for one of them for my home stereo system. This is not a HT system though. For my HT I am using a Velodyne Digital Drive 1 with a subwoofer stand. My carpet was swallowing all my LF stuff. One of these.

One other suggestion. Think about Sound channel for your dry wall.

This shit works wonders. Our bedroom is directly over the HT space and LOUD at like -7db, the volume in the bedroom is barely audible. We also put cellulose in the cieling joists to help reduce vibrations and isolate sound.

Good luck on your HT space.

u/stowaway0 · 4 pointsr/relationship_advice

+1 for Fans for her
+1 for Rugs for you

You guys could also look into these for better insulation. Hang some cool art over them or something.

I don't really think there's any reason anyone needs to be rude to each other. I'd just sit her down and just say: "I've been trying really hard to be conscious of you for the last few months to the point where I'm unable to enjoy my life for fear you're going to send me angry texts. I've tried x, y, z, etc. The fact is that I am not being loud, I'm being as quiet as possible, but the soundproofing just sucks and I can't deal with the stress of upsetting you anymore. Let's look into fans, rugs, and talk to the landlord about soundproofing."

u/navi42 · 4 pointsr/AskNYC

I do - something like this helps. I do turn the base level down a little lower than I otherwise normally would and have not heard any complaints.

u/djdementia · 4 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Beginners kits get asked often here. Here is what I wrote up a few weeks ago for beginners kits:

A beginners kit on a tight budget ~$180:

u/tedder42 · 4 pointsr/homelab

I didn't get enough either. You can see I stuck a few in the divider between the mobo and drives so I knew which ones went there. I'll check today and let you know, I have a really good (labeled) bolt collection so I should be able to figure it out.

Rackmounting- I just mounted these rails and slide it in on that.

u/confusedbutamaroused · 4 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

to quote:

> hold it up to your mouth to cut your sound by up to 30 decibels, that's like everyone around you wearing earplugs

USD$49.99 amazon link

USD$49.99+shipping the direct purchase link from their website for international(aka outside of the US)^^^^^(likeme)

edit: another video to see more examples of it in action :)

u/Dpats55 · 4 pointsr/sleep

Try getting sound proofing foam and attaching it to the walls with removable adhesive (just because I assume it can’t be permanent due to the apartment.) In theory it should reduce the echo factor of sound not allowing it to travel as much therefor keeping it more quiet as it absorbs into the foam instead of off the wall. Maybe ever try hanging a thick fabric or blanket in front of the window to serve the same purpose. Maybe use wall hooks from command for the foam and poke a hole just deep enough to hook it. Just a thought. Foam sound proofing

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/vinyl

Get some isolation pads and you're set.

u/pizzalikeus · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

The positioning is pretty good. You could put some fairly cheap foam treatment up to the sides and behind them. It does help but not as much as proper treatment (which you can build yourself with house insulation if you wanted). The bass won't collect too badly there I wouldn't think. It'll be the opposite side of the room, particularly the corners.

This is what I have. It made more of a difference than expected with it just being the foam (experts aren't a fan of it). Bare in mind different brands vary wildly in their effectiveness.

This is the kind of thing I meant for the speakers though. Will stop them vibrating through the stand and affecting the sound. Spikes on the bottom of the stand help too. Apologies if you know all this!

u/padlock1221 · 3 pointsr/vinyl

A nice looking setup!

Your next step should probably be to isolate the speakers so they're not vibrating your table. These have always worked wonders for me in the studio I work at

Also, nice choice of keyboard (I have the 25) AND interface (I have the regular EIE and love it).

u/DonnoDoes · 3 pointsr/audio

These should help a little bit, if you don’t have them already. Also, the less surface area your speakers have to the floor, the better - less surface for low freqs to travel through. Speaker stands on another soft material would help.

Then some bass traps and iso pads too. As mentioned bass is tough to isolate, but the more absorbing material the better.

I saw the comment about having her check it out, if it’s possible to hear it from their space that’d help your perspective too, and possible defense. I’m super sensitive to bass, and can sympathize with her, but have also had to deal with noisy neighbors with no solution. Just gotta deal with it.

u/Spaghetee · 3 pointsr/edmproduction

Remember to put your monitors on stands or on a thick foam (Auralex makes some good stuff for a relatively cheap price) because if you don't, the low frequencies will travel through the surface and hit you faster than the higher ones, which will screw up your mix (frequencies won't be balanced).

As far as the talking bass goes, you can do some pretty nifty stuff with resampling so I hear, but I'm not a huge fan of it. Using a vocoder won't produce a dubstep-esque talking bass, but it'll resemble more of a robot no matter what your carrier signal is, unless you modulate the shit out of it. If you're doing it to make a name drop or some sort of robotic sentence, it should work but if you're trying to formulate a noise for the drop it'll be a little more challenging.

u/mdeckert · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

"Gaaarrrr!! you have to buy top of the line yamaha ones or you're stupid!"

"No I love my cheapie ones they sound so great!"

"You better get some isolation pads."

"I just mix on headphones, it works fine for me."

FWIW I went through a whole long discussion on this and ended up almost spending ~ $200 on these two things, but then I decided I should get something better if I'm going to bother buying monitors (I can't make a whole lot of noise currently so I was chopping for something small):

I'll see it I can't dig up the old thread for you.

u/Bilinear · 3 pointsr/homelab

I have to agree with MonsterMuffin - The biggest thing you can do to make your homelab quiet is to get some low DBA fans - this typically means larger fans(larger fans spin slower to push the same amount or more air than smaller fans, thus making them quieter), and picking out servers and switches that are a little larger than 1u or have multiple fans that spin slower as opposed to a few that spin really fast.

If you already have a 1u server, the fans you can get that are quieter typically push less air - nothing you can do about that really. What you can do is buy some acoustic foam and wrap it near the ends of the server where air/sound come out - with something like this:

The reviews state they smell bad but not an issue unless you line a whole room with them for example. At any rate a few of these would be cheap and reduce sound just a tad. Combining that with getting some lower RPM fans are your best option, however picking hardware that makes less noise is a critical part in choosing servers to use for your homelab in the first place. It's the reason why something like a C1100 or old Poweredge 1950/2950 is not really that attractive, despite being so cheap for how much you get (these things definitely make more noise than significant others can stand).

Beyond the above solutions you are looking at a pretty hefty price tag for reducing sound significantly, such as rack enclosures with sound dampening.

u/v-_-v · 3 pointsr/HomeNetworking

Woa, check out the AUX port on that thing! Can you say 1990 :P


Hosted Servers:

What are you using the servers for? Depending on use, they might serve you better to be hosted. Websites, game servers, etc benefit a bunch from a good datacenter connection. Also they do not bog down your line. A lot of ISPs also do not allow you to host your servers locally (yea I know, they normally don't really care).

A core i3 machine with 8Gb or more of ram will do most of what you need (?). If you watch for deals on newegg or amazon, you might be able to snag one for around $300.



This is not wall mounted rack, but it's a 12U rack (10-11U really, 12 with some finagling) for $30. They don't come cheaper than this.

It's sturdy and the holes are standard Us, so your networking gear and servers can slot right in. It's meant for music equipment, thus it's slanted upwards, but you can tweak it to not be. Even when it is, you can use 11Us of it with shallow gear.



Depends what you need and what for. Cheap trendnet unmanaged 8 port switch does the job for most things. If you want to learn about networking, I would say pick up a couple of Cisco 2950 Catalyst switches. These are not plug and play, and they are not gig (only FastEther), and you will need to get them off ebay or so, as buying new is either impossible or just crazy expensive (support contract = $$$).

Along with those switches, again for learning cisco, get a 2621 router, or anything similar that doesn't cost much at all. They are old as crap, are FastEther only, and are less powerful than a home router today, but they will teach you all the basics of Cisco and more.

Get a spool of cat 5e (you really don't need better, especially if it's for learning) a crimper and a bunch of RJ-45 ends. Make your own cables for pennies.


If you instead want quality gear for your home network, go for an Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite as the router, an Ubiquiti UniFi as Access Point, and a Netgear or Trend-Net business class 24 port gig switch. You don't really need managed for your own house.

u/controlledbyvoltage · 3 pointsr/synthesizers

racks. go vertical! i have studio racks on 2 of three tables around my chair, can really pile in equipment. even non-rackmount equipment can often be velcroed to blank panels.

edit: i have a couple of these ($29);

OnStage RS7030 Rack Stand

and a couple of these ($119)

Odyssey CRS12 12 Space Carpeted Studio Rack

i recommend both for different use cases

u/aldaraia · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

I've got one of these and I'm really happy with it. It's only $30, too. It's not covered or enclosed but I kind of like that about it.

u/ParisGreenGretsch · 3 pointsr/MusicBattlestations

In the middle it's just one of these with a Novo 24 mounted to it, the Volcas are on this, and on each end the Maschines and monitors are on these.

EDIT: On a table. On a floor. In a house. On Earth. In orbit.

u/FidelityFM · 3 pointsr/homelab

Cisco is going to be loud

Check out this rack if you want one:

As for cisco equipment, if you had to keep it realllly small AND want equipment, look at an 1841 router and a 3550 switch. Both can be reused for future cisco certs.

Get some VMs going on a machine along with GNS3.

u/Last_Epiphany · 3 pointsr/networking

Sure thing!

Here it is:

It's meant to be for audio equipment, but its cheap and fits networking equipment perfect.

u/iamstillvince · 3 pointsr/hometheater

i havent even run mine in my own house for years (long story) but i did recently read about isolation bases for subs. its a platform your sub sits on so it doesnt vibrate floor. like
but if you google there are lots of kinds or diy options

u/veni_vidi_vale · 3 pointsr/headphones

If you are making closed grills yourself, the easiest way would probably to buy a duplicate pair of grills and line them on the inside with dynamat or silverstone [acoustic foam] ( or some similar material. Sure you will reduce sound leakage, and while this is tempting to try out, IMO I think this type of mod will kill the signature HD650 sound.

If you wanted to get more creative, try searching for "HD 650 woodies". The only commercial outlet I know for getting closed wooden hd 650 grills was [headphile] (, but I have no idea if they are still in business or not. I can tell you that some of the woody mods looked [ridiculous] (

The bigger question is, why do you want to do this? IMO the open architecture is one of the highlights of the 650. I think that the listening experience is so enriched by the open design that a closed sound would be against everything that the 650 designer so skillfully built into the design, i.e. you will be building an abomination :-)

u/cy384 · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

some sort of electronics sound dampening foam like this should be good.

u/sodiumjoe · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

SilverStone 21-Inch x 15-Inch 4mm Thick 2-Piece Sound Dampening Acoustic EP0M Silent Foam SF01 (Black)

u/Camper1995 · 3 pointsr/Headphoneporn

Mostly I spent a lot of time on experimenting with the drivers and cups, I settled with some kind of home-made "DYI" Lawton mod, like this.

It tightened up the sound of X00 so much, bass and mids are separate things suddenly, every detail stands out much more now, very enjoyable and worth doing imo. Next up was a combination of attenuation rings under the pads and rotation the original foam around the drivers. I've tried many more things than that, but I settled on those since in this case, "less is more" and new wooden cups + foam on the drivers really makes these shine. The rest is just to correct the tonality. If someone wants a darker sound, they can place a thin piece of felt directly over the speakers, tho I prefer it without it :) (felt over the driver also tames the sibilance but makes the sound less airy which I dislike)

EDIT: In case you're wondering, I used this foam for the driver mod. Amazon link here

u/mvrk10256 · 3 pointsr/headphones

Sound Review:

First let me say that the best way to describe them is to say they are nothing like my HD650s. Really if the HD650s are dead north, these are dead south. They have pronounced mids and highs, small bass, but they are exceptionally clear. You hear details that simply did not exist before. They take quite a bit of power to drive (the OTL wouldn't drive them properly). Anyone should be able to build these for less than $200. I would say that at that price point these are a great value. I dont know that these will be my go to headphone, but they are definitely different than anything I have ever used before.

EDIT: Do not use self adhesive felt on the drivers, get non adhesive stiff back from Michael's or similar. This will give you nice strong bass, with excellent extension. These bad boys sound amazing now. Now if I could just get the pads to stay on better...

Original thread.

Stuff to buy:
Fostex T50RP
Sticky Stiff Felt
Modeling Clay
Shure Replacement Pads
Double Sided Scrapbook Tape
Silverstone Audio Block

u/Ophidios · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Lots of folks do this - no danger so long as you’re using an appropriate material. I’ve written at length on this in the past, but he short answer is that it becomes truly helpful in two conditions:

1 - the material is sufficiently designed to absorb sound.

2 - the material is thick enough to make contact with the PCB, allowing a direct transfer of acoustics.

I have personally always used Dynamat, and it does an amazing job. It’s thick enough to touch your PCB, but thin and compressive enough that it won’t damage any components. Another more cost-effective solution is using SilverStone silencing foam. I haven’t personally used it, but I have personally typed on boards using it, and it’s still pretty good, for half the price.

Lots of people use budget options as well, like shelf liner and things like that. All of them are better than nothing, but if you’re not using the correct material, you’re really not doing a whole lot to truly absorb sound and migrate the issue. I’ve touched plenty of boards that have only gone halfway with silencing, and the difference to me is super apparent.

u/-eddy · 3 pointsr/homelab

Something generic like This should work? Not as pretty but $50 less.

u/TheBobWiley · 3 pointsr/homelab

The rosewill rails are hard to come by, its easier to just use these:

They like to prevent stuff from perfectly fitting in the 1U beneath them (they stick down 1-2mm into the 1U below them), so if your rack is packed, they may not fit.

u/HyruleVet · 3 pointsr/JDM_WAAAT

I just mounted a L4000 in my middle Atlantic rack. My rack is enclosed MRK-4426.

I used these rails and they worked great with no modifications. Just had to make sure the mounting brackets were bent correctly to make sure the case slides in and out smoothly.

If you had threaded round post like I do the M4 screws fit through the 10-32 holes so I didn’t even have to drill out the mounting holes.

The case shouldn’t be a problem in the rear. If you can slide it through the front post the rear post should be fine.

Worst case you can use something like this. I didn’t want to go this route because I wanted the cool sliding feature and using this kind of mount may take away 1U since it’ll raise it a little bit. I used a set of APC rails first and I didn’t like the way it sat, so I ordered the sliding rails instead.

Let me know if there’s anything you need to know. Whether it be measurements or whatever.

u/chrisbrl88 · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Oh! If that's the case, then cement board isn't gonna do anything for you. What you'd want for effective sound dampening is pickets on both sides (staggered relative to the opposite ones) with a product called mass loaded vinyl in between. It's not the cheapest stuff, but it's the appropriate product for what you want to achieve. You also want height on the fence. 8 feet minimum for sound dampening. I (and I think other posters) got the impression you were building a tile barrier.

Thick landscaping elements can also help, to a degree. Arborvitae, for example, are dense and evergreen. Their foliage serves to scatter and absorb sound. But don't put money into cement board for sound dampening - it's not gonna do the job.

u/SpaceTire · 3 pointsr/mancave

put these up on atleast 1 wall.

And lay out some nice soft dark carpet.

u/gocougs11 · 3 pointsr/Frat

Just buy soundproof foam on Amazon, will be easier than mattresses or egg cartons.

Works pretty damn well, and its easy to cut to fit specific window shapes.

u/PatchBoots · 3 pointsr/HomePod

I have my HomePod set on top of this.

Auralex Acoustics SubDude-HT Subwoofer Acoustic Isolation Platform, 1.75" x 22" x 18"

u/TWOATTICS · 3 pointsr/Beatmatch

I disagree with some of the comments. There's options you have to limit the soundwaves traveling through the walls. If you're in the cellar, there's a few things you can do to help the noise.

Mass Loaded Vinyl:

Subwoofer Pad:

Bass Traps:

Acoustic Panels (would recommend 2"):

Now, the acoustic panels and bass traps are sound absorbers, not sound deadeners. In my opinion, however, if you get those last, it will improve the acoustics and accuracy of the sound you're hearing in your cellar, so maybe you wouldn't have to play it as loud.

I think the best thing you can do at first is get the subwoofer pad, followed by some mass loaded vinyl. Depending on the size of your speakers/monitors, you might want pads for those, as well. You're looking at reducing vibrations, which is what the pads and vinyl is made for. The foam and bass traps will just give you a more accurate sound.

u/scottymoze · 3 pointsr/hometheater

I have neighbors downstairs in my condo so I grabbed this, with a smaller-size sub:

u/GeorgieJung · 3 pointsr/hometheater

What brand isolation platforms are those? I want to get them for my towers and sub...I’m not expecting any kind of crazy sound improvement, but I have a round floor outlet that prevents my from moving my right tower forward. So I think an isolation platform would level out the floor and allow me to bring the speakers forward a bit.

Auralex Acoustics SubDude-II Subwoofer Acoustic Isolation Platform, 1.75" x 15" x 15", v2 was thinking about these.

u/FULL_METAL_HOODIE · 3 pointsr/hometheater

At a frequency of 20 Hz, the wavelength is over 56 ft which is over twice the length of your room. You're going to hear a rumble in other parts of the house when the subwoofer is cranked up. I'd do the subwoofer crawl and experiment with the phase of your subwoofer to hopefully get good performance at the seated position while reducing SPL in other areas of the house. You can buy an isolation pad to try to reduce vibrations sent directly into the floor as well

u/gujukal · 3 pointsr/singing

You can build this pretty cheap:
Or rent rehearsal space but that will obviously be more expensive.

u/demonic_intent · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

IF you arent trying to spend too much money on it, I'd recommend just heading to a local studio and renting some time to record what you need. That is, unless you are trying to make this a regular thing.

I'll go ahead and throw some links up on what I list as good, low-budget options to get you going.

I'd recommend getting a cardioid condenser mic (AKG AT2020 ~$100), an audio interface with at least one mic preamp and phantom power (Scarlett Solo ~$100), and a pop filter (Audio 2000s AWS4071 ~$10). You'd also need a DAW to edit the tracks, such as cutting out long pauses and words you didn't intend to make into the final cut, and adding a bit of compression and EQ changes. Most likely the audio interface will come with an intro DAW that'll do just enough for what you want to do. For better results you can also pick up an acoustic shield (Monoprice 602650 ~$65) to help isolate the sound, which doesn't seem important just getting into it but once you hear the difference you'll see why its important. Oh, and you'll need to get an XLR cable (~$8) to plug the mic in, but you may or may not want one that's a bit longer than the one I linked.

Something I want to throw in there as well is you'll also probably want to learn how to get on de-essing. In a vocal take, often times an "s" sound will come out very harshly if left unedited. A method to avoid this is to not talk directly into the mic, but slightly off center. Alternatively, you can buy a VST or program that can do it automatically for you. Also, a good thing to do is to reduce noise either through careful automated eq cuts or by using a program such as reafir which can be downloaded for free from the developers here.

If you do get involved with all this craziness, and I know its all pretty intimidating, I'd be happy to help you get on your way to making some great recordings. Just send me a message any time.

u/illuxion · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

It's odd because I find the modmic4 to be a bit bass heavy for my voice.

AT2020 is very popular as is ATR-2500. This seems like a good starter pack though I haven't heard that mic personally. Pick up a mic boom and pop filter as well. Room acoustics can play a bit to it too, if you want to improve the sound from there look into a mic shield, though I'd go the DIY route, from there the sky is the limit with room treatment and an empty wallet.

Hit youtube and search best USB microphone and go from there. There's tons of videos.

u/Erincubus · 3 pointsr/GWABackstage

Thanks for the question--I've gotten more ideas from the comments! I have to record here and there, so yeah, noise is always a concern. Since you already use Audacity, you know about the noice reduction effect. There are also some effects that can moderate larger background noises which you can google and try out. Otherwise, here are two tips I have used:

  1. In a pinch, try kneeling and recording over your bed. The blankets and mattress really absorb a lot of noise. You can even use pillows to build a kind of fort/wall around the mic. Bonus: Helps you to kind of physically get into the voice acting.

  2. I bought this portable sound unit -- it's on sale under $60. Yes, it's an expense, but using this and setting it on a square piece of foam, on a table top virtually eliminates most if not all background and louder random noise. You can use this about anywhere and it folds up for storage. It's smaller and just great for a table, desk or counter top. When I have the time and privacy, this is what I use. It's an option if you don't mind spending a little $$.

    I agree that background noise is not a huge issue. With Audacity, the hiss and such can be eliminated so easily for a cleaner sound. I'm finishing up what is supposed to be a kind of lab setting scenario series of audios and I've been handholding a recorder, mostly because of lack of time, but the residual noise gives it a more realistic, live sound (I think). Hope this gives you a few more options! Happy recording!
u/aloehart · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

You'll want to insulate. Heat isn't really an issue so much as the extreme cold, condensation, and humidity.

Here is something you might try. It's 12 pieces of 1'x1' sound proof foam padding. It's not full insulation but it might do the job and it has the added benefit of making the room quieter.

u/djbrunswick · 3 pointsr/homelab

12 Pack Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 1" X 12" X 12"

I'm currently looking at this for sound proofing material for my server area.

u/trantaran · 3 pointsr/taiwan

I don't mind noisy if I can get away from it, I just mind if I can't get away from it. I'm terrified of more tinnitus or hearing damage. Yes I was using earplugs and it was still loud. Firecrackers/guns (120db+) are one of the loudest/dangerous things you can do. I was 4 floors up with windows closed, so I can't even imagine the amount of hearing damage people below and closer would have gotten. I think it's stupid and inconsiderate to babies, kids, and young people who don't know any better, but I've already learned from past experiences that society isn't educated or doesn't care enough to take hearing as seriously as eyesight. I'm a minority.

Can you give me a location of where I can do/buy custom molded ear plugs/window noise blocking material in Taipei?

Where in Taipei is it quieter, as Taipower Building Station area is supposed to be quietest. I was thinking of moving near Tonghua Nightmarket xinyianhe or a place many floors high, does it have firecrackers and parade events too?

I will buy these:

side question: if I order a bunch of stuff off of USA Amazon, will they call me when the package comes and leave try again if no one picks up the phone? I had a box shipped to me before, and it ended up on top of my neighbor's mailbox without me knowing.

Anyone tried complaining?:

u/LieutenantSheridan · 3 pointsr/battlestations

That chair tho. I like how sharp looking everything is. Also, if you are planning on recording videos or sounding very clear to your friends, I would suggest getting some echo cancelation sound panels. Like these: . ALSO... PC MASTER RACE

u/Princess_April · 3 pointsr/GWABackstage

Hm. I hear it. I have a couple thoughts. Maybe you know all this already, and if so, apologies--just trying to be thorough.

1.) Where did you record it? If the room you were in for recording had a lot of hard surfaces (like a bathroom or a room with hard floors and very little "stuff" to break up the sound bouncing off walls, etc. that will result in the reverb. If you can find a room that's a little more dead to record in, that would help. Recording in a non-reverb prone space is certainly the BEST solution, but it depends on what's available to you.

2.) How far away from the mic are you? The closer you are to the mic when you record, the more you'll be able to control the ambient room sound (i.e. your voice will be at a much higher level than any room sound the mic pics up). The trade off is, depending on what kind of mic you're using, you might get some proximity effect (a disproportionate increase in bass response) when you get really close to the mic. In some cases, this could be a desirable effect. You also might hear a disproportionate amount of mouth sounds the closer you get to the mic.

3.) As far as a post-production solution, you might be able to use a gate plug in and set it to a high enough threshold to allow the primary sound of your voice through, but then cut off any much quieter room sounds (like the reverb), but what you use depends on what audio software you're using to record and edit your audios. It's not an ideal solution, though, as it might inadvertently remove some of the other small sounds that you want to be there (like breathing, and other subtle performance sounds you make), and at the same time won't be able to cut off ALL the room sound either. It MIGHT help though.

4.) I doubt it's happening, but there COULD be some problem with the way the sound is bussed in the audio equipment, or recording software you're using. Either there could be a problem that's causing a subtle feedback problem (VERY doubtful) OR you've got some send bus you don't know about that is hooked up to a reverb plug in you're not aware is there. I DOUBT that's happening, but... it IS possible. If it IS happening, you'll need to explore your recording software a little and make sure it's not using any inserts or sends to add reverb to the signal.

If you have a little money and room, and have trouble setting up a room that would be better suited to recording, you might consider getting something like this.

Recording hood

(There are LOTS of options for these, I just did a quick search and linked to the first one I saw). It's weird using them cuz it feels so dead in there, but it will definitely cut out room sound. :)

u/Petravita · 3 pointsr/makinghiphop

Hey there! Here's my suggestion if you're starting out and have a $600 budget.

u/GeneralissimoFranco · 3 pointsr/vintageaudio

If you can't move the speakers, then get some foam isolation pads that match the size of the speakers. You can also further isolate the turntable by putting it on a separate surface on the shelf. Either move it lower, or put it on a big wooden chopping board.

u/stuck_limo · 3 pointsr/vinyl

Vibrations from the record player and the speaker boxes themselves travel/reflect/distort on the table surface. You should always have your speakers on a raised surface off the table.Something like this:

u/blackjakals · 3 pointsr/audiophile

Great choice! They look fantastic. Just get some foam pads for now for the isolation. About $16 on Amazon here:

u/EpikYummeh · 3 pointsr/audiophile

I think these are the same ones, which I also have.

u/mr_libro · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Don't forget the isolation pads if you purchase those.

u/23knives · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Neumann KH120s! i have those moniters haha they're bomb-ass titties.

get some Auralex isolation pads for that shit though, 40 bucks.

u/ChinosandStanSmiths · 2 pointsr/AVexchange

My thoughts exactly...

With $360 you can get
the updated version of these speakers + isolation pads + wires

Or buy some red speakers lol

u/stewie410 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I have, and can recommend, Auralex pads, which are available on Amazon and places like Sweetwater

Just make sure you get the right size for your monitors—I got the regular size for my KRK RP5G2s, but you would need the XLs for 8” monitors.

u/one2mny · 2 pointsr/vinyl

Oh no, you don't sound rude at all. I'm new to this. So far no skips, but I haven't cranked the volume to high. Is it just the vibrations that can cause issues? I know that the there are some monitor/speaker stands that can help with this, like these:

What do you think? Should I get free standing stands for them?

u/thecommanman · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I have tower speakers on hardwood floors and use Auralex MoPads. These pads can take up to 100lbs so it’s should work with many of the towers. I haven’t tried angling the towers.

u/Folthanos · 2 pointsr/audiophile

I'm assuming this is happening because you're currently placing your speakers directly on the table (correct me if I'm wrong). What you can do is either place isolation pads underneath your speakers or put them on stands.

The latter option should eliminate most of the reflected sound you're hearing. The goal behind both of these methods is to angle the speakers towards your ears instead of the tabletop and reduce the amount of reflected soundwaves from the table to a minimum, which should improve stereo imaging and produce a more even frequency response.

u/Lukiyano · 2 pointsr/videos

Since many people have already given you mic recommendations, I would also like to add that you should try to avoid filming in "echoey" places, such as that hallway. You can have the best microphone on the planet but that ain't gonna be of much help if you're recording in a tiny tunnel.

Either prioritize filming outside, or invest in Echo proof foam.

u/modubator · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

that style of rack is designed to be bolted to a floor. you can still use it without doing so but you'll want to keep the center of gravity low and not use any equipment that hangs out too far in the back.

also network racks usually require cage nuts which is an extra expense (are there just square cutouts along the rails instead of threaded screwholes?)

you may be best off selling that rack and buying a ordinary studio rack. they are generally less expensive than network/computer racks.

i own these two racks to give you some ideas:

OnStage RS7030 Rack Stand

Odyssey CRS08 8 Space Carpeted Studio Rack

u/m00dawg · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

This is rather inexpensive is you don't mind open sides. Dunno if I would trust it for a live gig (despite the name) but I have one in my home studio mostly full and it does the job.

u/flip360 · 2 pointsr/networking

This rack is super cheap and very good quality. I received mine yesterday and racked 6 devices on it so far.

u/this_post_is_boring · 2 pointsr/audiophile

I have used this and like what it did.

You could make something similar.

u/HellsHumor · 2 pointsr/audiophile

I have been looking into the X2000 Also, seems to have a lot of bang for your buck. I am aiming on picking one up in the next few weeks pending any Black Friday Sales.

As far as not annoying the neighbors, there are products on the market to help eliminate vibrations from Subs like the
Auralex SubDude Subwoofer Isolation Riser > Seems to have pretty good reviews.

You should be able to still get great sound quality in an Apartment, you just can't crank up the volume as much.

u/singlended · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Best solution is 2” fiberglass panels like these.

It’s what an acoustics firm might recommend. IMO, A few placed spaced out 50% or maybe less densely would absorb enough but not make the place feel dead.

u/_sigint_ · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I bought this, should be here Friday. I'm putting it in my KUL, will update if it resolves the horrendous ping.

u/KafkaPro · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Either Filco or Leopold do this with their stock boards. You cut out a piece of material, like shelf liner/pc case soundproofing/sorbothane, and line the inside of the case with it. It reduces the resonance that metal cases accentuate when bottoming out. Leads to a deeper and more solid sound. Im going to try this, I've never seen anyone use it here so we'll so how it works out.

u/Mad_Economist · 2 pointsr/headphones

Yep, that rear venting - [under the black felt square in this picture] (, from an inside perspective - plays a large role in T50RP bass response.

Tape's the easiest, most-reversible way. You might do permanent sealing at some point, but for the moment, temporary and functional is good for experimenting.

You get acoustic foam [by buying it] (, typically, though I'm not one to intrude in another man's affairs :P

No worries, I'm here to help - I remember being new, and I'd like to help new folks along.

u/Sylanthra · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

When I assemble my keyboards I put sound dampening material between the plate and the pcb. This is perfect

u/orlandotoldmeso · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Decided to build a 60% with cherry silent reds, o-rings and some acoustic foam at the bottom because I have the same problem

u/yeticabra · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards
u/seantingwong · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

It's some sort of sound dampening foam I found on Amazon. It also works really well for cases and the back of mounting plates (between the plate and the pcb).

u/pedantic_jackass · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Between the PCB and the bottom of the case some people use SilverStone 4mm Silent Foam SF01 - $17.99

Dynamat - $13.99 is another popular case-dampening material.

A couple less expensive options that also work well:

Neoprene foam rubber with adhesive backing - $1.11 per foot + $2.80 shipping. Sold in 2" wide strips, so 4-5 feet is probably plenty for most keyboards.

Adhesive-backed neoprene rubber pads - $1.99 + $3.95 shipping. Two sets might be necessary for larger keyboards.

u/DrunkPanda · 2 pointsr/airsoft

Uh...I suppose you could... here's what a high cap looks like inside. You'd have to remove sections of the mag but leave that part that clips into the magwell...and leave the bottom exposed so you can wind it (or if you have a flash mag feed a string through I suppose). Basically you're replacing the hard walls the BB hit into with cloth. You could line the edge of the feeding tube so they only hit metal or plastic at the bottom where they feed into the wheel. You could totally massively increase the capacity this way! It'd probably look like a giant ballsack hanging from your gun though. Hmmmm that gives me an idea....

I guess a more practical solution would be line the inside of the mag with cloth or thin sheets of acoustic foam (this is what I use to fill crevices in guns to dampen noise and reduce plasticreak) but I have a feeling that the BBs would have feeding issue and the capacity would reduced.

Honestly, I've completely switched to mid caps - 5x110 BBs is more than enough for 99% of matches. No rattling, consistent feeding, no winding, work in any orientation, and no tell tale WHIIRRRRR when you run out of ammo. Folks at my field listen for that to know when to pop out and open up because they know they are likely to catch someone with their pants down - some folks carry one and pull the spring release to cause a whirr to trick others to pop out lol.

u/Reptilian_Overlords · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

Depends on how heavy the device is.

Ears commonly lead to machines sagging in their enclosure over time for some bigger equipment like switches and routers. I got cheap Navepoint rails that support each device so that when I do unscrew them from the racks, I can just easily slide them out.

Though to be honest you should see if your OEM sells rails for your equipment first. Mine didn't, so that's why I went with these. Also look for flush screws so you can get the device itself as close to the cage nut as possible.

u/Fett2 · 2 pointsr/homelab

Another on the cheap option.
This are 1U shelves which you can mount in your rack, and then stick any standard size rack mount device on top of. I'm using these for almost all my devices.

u/justdiver · 2 pointsr/homelab

I ended up using something like this I found at a garage sale. The ones I have are a little more robust but they have no markings so I'm not sure who makes/sells them.

I was really disappointed with the screws that came with the case too. I sheared the head off two of them while attaching the motherboard to the inside. The case itself is fine, it just seems like all the extra stuff is the lowest possible quality.

u/_R2-D2_ · 2 pointsr/homelab
u/the_super_tech · 2 pointsr/homelab

NavePoint Adjustable Rack Mount Server Shelf Shelves Rail Rails 1U

Shelves are your best friend :)

u/caiuscorvus · 2 pointsr/homelab

What he said: heavy stuff up top makes it easier to tip over.

Generally, if they are only 12-18ish inches deep and don't come with rails, then they're fine with being on two posts.

If you are still uncomfortable for whatever reason feel free to buy some 4-post shelves.

Even 2-post shelves are usually rated for 50#, some for 100#.

Edit:To secure the Yamaha receivers, I might consider unscrewing the feet and drilling some holes in a rack shelf or rails to bolt into the same. This way everything can be secure if you have to move the rack around.

Edit 2: Lastly, and I'm sure you know this, some of these receivers call for 30cm of space above for proper ventilation: they're not designed for rack mount. So I would mount some fans on the back and close any excess open slots to pull air across the top of the devices.

u/SystemWhisperer · 2 pointsr/homelab

I think it depends on whether OP needs all 12U of that rack, or is willing to trade some density for lower cost.

"Generic rails" tend to be more like 0U shelves. I bought some of these and I like them, but there is a density cost. The piece that holds the server from beneath is thicker than the clearance between most 1U or 2U servers, so if you have two of these right next each other, the upper one will have to be fudged up to leave room for the server below. Because of standard rack hole spacing, you can only do this 1-2 times before you have to leave a blank space above. That works fine for me, but needs vary.

AFAICT, all rack-mount server models have different means of securing to their intended rails, not to mention side-to-side spacing. I don't think there's a way to make a set of generic rails that supports only from the side instead of supporting from below.

u/badrowbot · 2 pointsr/CarAV




I've used various CLD's in the past (you can see some Dynamat Extreme on my front door). I figured the Noico would work well and it seems to have done well so far.

I did see a review on Amazon about the CCF glue delaminating when applied directly to the MLV, so I elected to use it on the door panel directly to keep the glue away from the MLV.

u/DipstikJimmy · 2 pointsr/NewTubers

I am personally using a mic with a cardiod option and I found I was getting a lot of echo as well. I'm in a carpeted room with my desk up against a wall.
After a bought a windscreen:
and a pop filter:
I found that my audio quality was quite a bit better. My girlfriend and I started our channels close to the same time and she is using sound proofing foam on top as well:
After she started using the foam her audio sounds great. (I'll buy some one of these days)
If you're curious to see how the sound has changed in my videos let me know and I can send you a link to a video I made before I got the pop filter and windscreen and one after. Good luck!

u/noFiddling · 2 pointsr/DIY

It does look great for such a small space. I do have some suggestions to make it better.

First the mirror on the back wall will make the entire room light up when you're watching a movie. It might be better to cover that up or have some sort of shade you can pull over it.

Secondly I have a feeling there is quite a bit of acoustic issues with sound bouncing off the walls. It may not be a bad idea to invest into some acoustic panels that adhere to the wall. Maybe something similar to this:

Overall nice use of the space!

u/PhDTotoro · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue
u/kicgaming · 2 pointsr/letsplay

I haven't seen 12" squares that cheap, so I'm curious if there's some quality difference between theirs and other products. This foam is around the price I'm used to seeing, but this also has groovy colors.

u/ManaPot · 2 pointsr/Twitch

Ah, ok. Yeah, if your mother doesn't mind, put up a ton of this stuff. It'll definitely help out with the noise issue.

u/CrisuKomie · 2 pointsr/Twitch

A condenser mic will not pick up less noise. I had a blue yeti condenser microphone and you could still easily hear my computer fans even though my computer was a good 8 feet away from my mic. Condenser microphones are super sensitive, as they're designed to pick up everything.

Look into getting a dynamic microphone.

Edit : on a side note, I watched your video and noticed your walls are pretty bare. A nice little way to lessen background sound is to add some sound dampening foam to hard surfaces (walls in this example). I can't personally say how much this will improve your audio, but possibly consider buying a small piece to put on the walls directly behind your computer.

u/DZCreeper · 2 pointsr/hometheater

Isolation feet or pads can help with direct vibration. The more solid your floor, the more energy is transferred to the seating.

You could try a pair of those, but I personally just bought some yoga mats and folded them in half to double the thickness.

u/umdivx · 2 pointsr/hometheater

This is what he's talking about

its a pad/platform that the subwoofer sits on, and prevents the bass from vibrating the floor that the subwoofer sits on.

Even with carpet and a concrete foundation, subwoofers as big as the one you have can vibrate the concrete as well.

u/pickapicklepipinghot · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I agree that moving the sub would be the first and easiest step. Perhaps it's resonating with the wall and desk too much, bouncing around those bass transient notes and therefore keeping the kicks longer than it should. Another thing you can try is putting the sub on a platform like the following:

I use that isolation pad with my SVS SB1000 and it works great to tidy up the bass, though my situation is entirely due to having wood floors. Perhaps an isolation pad will help in your situation. Definitely worth a little research.

u/JohnBooty · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

This is one of those long-controversial topics in the hobby! Even though it's pretty simple.

The benefit of spikes is that they keep your speakers/stands from sliding around on carpet. On a hardwood floor, you might wish to avoid spikes so you don't mark/dent the floor.

Since you have carpet, you probably want the spikes.

That's it, really.

Using the spikes by themselves will couple my speakers
to the floor, and adding the metal pads will decouple them,

I'm not quite sure what you mean by metal pads - do you have a picture of them?

While I'm not quite sure what metal pads we're discussing, they sure don't sound like anything that would do decoupling, though.

To achieve decoupling, you basically need some sort of a suspension that is appropriate for the weight of the speaker. Sort of like how your car's suspension decouples your car from the road (to an extent) so that you feel less of the bumps in the road.

The simplest example is Auralex's SubDude isolation platforms. They are literally just a board with a square of foam underneath. The foam acts like a suspension between your subwoofer and the floor.

Will coupling or decoupling them in this situation be better?
Or is there no correct answer other than find which one sounds best to me?

The "metal pads" you mentioned sure sound like they won't do any decoupling.

But in general decoupling will not make a difference unless your speakers are putting out enough deep bass to rattle your room. If that is the case, isolation can prevent some of that energy transfer and prevent some of the resultant rattling and rumbling.

In my experience that sort of decoupling doesn't really make an audible difference in-room, but it does make a pretty significant difference in the room below you if you are in a typical residential wood-frame house. Instead of bass traveling right through the wooden floor and being extremely audible in the room below, it becomes much less likely to annoy the crap out of whomever is directly below you.

I have observed this with both an older version of the Auralex SubDude and with my own DIY versions. (Again, it's just a board with foam on the underside)

u/ocinn · 2 pointsr/audiophile
u/s0briquet · 2 pointsr/Bass

Hi there friend. This thread is old, and about to die, but I might be able to help. One thing you can get is an isolation pad for subwoofers. The Auralex SubDude is one such item. This will decouple your amp from the floor, which is a big step.

The next thing that I want to make you aware of is a phenomena called "boundary gain". Basically this is an amplification effect produced by putting a subwoofer or speaker next to a wall. This effect is even greater if you put a speaker in a corner. Moving your amp away from corners and walls can reduce the boundary gain, and hopefully annoy your neighbor(s) less.

Last trick, and probably the least helpful is bass traps There's a few different designs of these, but the general idea is that they can capture bass frequencies in the corners of rooms.

It may be helpful for you to gain some understanding of "room modes" as well. It may be that the room its self is acting as a resonance chamber. You can use this room mode calculator to get an idea of the frequencies that may be causing issues in your apartment. I believe that there's a table of frequencies on wikipedia that correspond to the notes on a bass guitar (or google for one).

I'm at work right now, but if you have any questions, feel free to PM me, and I'll do my best to answer what I can, or point you in the direction of some resources if I dont have the answer.

u/oiwot · 2 pointsr/audio

Packing blankets hung over the frame of a camping toilet-tent or similar structure make a great make-shift temporary vocal booth, or you can buy something like this.

u/BangsNaughtyBits · 2 pointsr/podcasting

> Edit: 1 new from $77,458.34!

Well, fine if you are going to pinch pennies....

Last time I had looked that Pyle booth was ~$45 or so. Maybe

but I've seen people post they home made equivalents with egg crate foam with good results. There are lots of more expensive options on Amazon without going too crazy.

There was computer agents that price things like this and they figure they don't have one bet can buy one for X from another Amazon vender so they charger X + $25 and post as a third party seller. They sometimes the original seller sees the +$25 price so raises their own price, which the other seller shortly reflects and they manage to drive the cost of a vinyl box and foam to the price of a pretty nice luxury car or small house in some parts of the US.

Sorry about that. It should be fairly easy to see how to build a similar ports-booth for $20 and a trip to the hardware store.


u/Pyroraptor · 2 pointsr/letsplay

I always suggest recording your commentary and gameplay audio in a separate track. There are a few reasons.

  • While editing you can adjust the volumes separately to get the perfect balance.

  • You can edit your audio in Audacity to make it sound a lot better. The two major tools you want to use are compressor and normalize.

    If your mic is picking up the tv, then there are a few things you can do. Invest in a quality condenser mic with a good unidirectional (cardioid) polar pattern. Then face the mic directly away from the tv. Make sure your mouth is 6-8" away from the mic. Record 5-10s of room silence and use the noise removal tool. make yourself a microphone isolation box to reduce background sounds. Finally, and most importantly, wear headphones.
u/fightbackcbd · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

lol i dont know, i was joking.. but then i thought about and well.... it just might work ha

maybe somthing liek this si easier and will block enough

u/lightfork · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I've been with them since my first build and no complaints. In my rookie years I flashed the BIOS from Windows and bricked it. Of course flashback worked and fixed it. At work, I a crappy fan that shorted and blew the regulator on the board (literally put a hole in it) and the system still works - just not the fan header. So forgiving.

I'm not the biggest on the microphone side myself, however case fans are no good either but I think there could be ways to notch out the sound. How silent is your case? Another cool thing you may like are acoustic panels for your wall. They come in different verity to suit your taste. Also you have isolation shields and boxs but it's a little clunky. Cutting the wall reflections help.

Yeah true enough, you'd be surprised the things you hear coming across peoples mic's. Keyboard clack is the least of the worry.

u/tommygroove · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Hey thanks for the response but I was talking about one of these.

Do you have any opinion if it's worth an extra 90 dollars compared to homemade? I've read a lot of conflicting opinions about acoustic foam so I'm not sure.

u/HULKx · 2 pointsr/makinghiphop

by guards are you talking about These ?

u/its_Disco · 2 pointsr/metalproduction

No problem. I've had to deal with those issues before (though not being sandwiched between floors, haven't had that issue yet). The best thing to do here is to talk to your neighbors. They may not care, or if they do, at least you can give them your number and tell them they can come to you directly about the noise before involving property managers, police, etc.

I've considered a PVC "booth" as well. Also toyed with the idea of recreating one of these using the thick cardboard tubes they use for pouring concrete pillars. Never followed through though, but I think it's possible (I may actually need to make my own here soon for a non-metal project).

u/monnotorium · 2 pointsr/NeedVocals

It depends on the size of the room, your vocal range, the materials the walls, floor, and ceiling are made of etc... Generally speaking, right behind the mic is the best place to position panels because early reflections bounce and generate even more destructive interference on the recording by generating secondary and tertiary reflections, if you have the budget, a reflection shield is likely a good place to start or if you have a closet with clothes in it, that can also be used to "dampen" reflections.

Example of a reflection shield: Reflection shield on Amazon

The sound cloud link will do, but, I'd recommend just recording a cover of something you like with backing if you can (You can buy backing tracks to a lot of tracks on iTunes)

Make sure not to get too close to your mic btw, the proximity effect can be really bad. 20-15cm or 6-8in is usually the sweet spot for a natural vocal sound in a cardioid large-diaphragm mic like yours.

u/IAmABlasian · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Thanks for the advice!

I have a basement room so there is concrete behind the drywall. I have some parallel walls but I have lots of furniture to help bounce around the sound. The floor is carpet.

Walking around my room and clapping has a pretty consistent reverb all around. Nothing major but noticeable if you're listening for it.

Would something like this make a difference?

u/captaincryptoshow · 2 pointsr/podcasting

Tried using acoustic shields at all? I realize in many situations they can't be used (if you need to be able to see each other, for example, or if you are recording video and need your faces on-camera).
I used these bad boys for a few months. It was kinda embarrassing to use with co-hosts but you gotta pay your dues when you first start off:

u/CrimsonGalaxy · 2 pointsr/DIY

Kind of a strange question, but I ust got into voice acting as a hobby, bought myself 24 1"x12"x12" soundproofing foam tiles, and I want to make myself a little portable box/ soundbooth situation. Problem is, I don't know how to make something semi-portable or what kind of material to use. I was thinking of something like this:

u/WretchedLocket · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Hopefully this link will work for you. You can find the treatments on Amazon for relatively cheap. Might be worth checking out

u/eEPlanet · 2 pointsr/Vive

How about using foam soundproofing to pad our walls to protect us from destroying our controllers and the HMD when getting close to a wall? Foam Acoustic Soundproofing for walls

I'm thinking about buying a bunch of these and or maybe the red and black ones... either going to put it up on the walls themselves, or am going to get some sort of peg board or lightweight wood or cardboard, attach them to that and lean it up against the wall with maybe a command strip or velcro attached at the top for security. If I do the board, I can make it longer and cover up the door handles for my closet door and such...

u/ArtKommander · 2 pointsr/recording

Save yourself some time and just snag up one of these reasonably priced homes!

No, in all seriousness, I'm in the process of a similar, but smaller (one room) project. I started with a couple of packs of these, which were half price a month ago; might be worth checking back.

From the reading I've done, it seems like in a basement, your priority would be soundproofing in the ceiling (I'd think the ground would do the job, otherwise), and sound treatment in your listening/tracking rooms. Getting rid of weird reflections, etc.

All the stuff I've read on proper soundproofing has one thing in common: space between the material and your wall surface. For instance, putting up curtains, or some sort of foam padding a few inches in from the actual walls, then filling that space with insulation, then raising the floor, filling the empty space with sand, then lowering the ceiling, basically building a room within a room.

I haven't personally sought this out, but apparently the Berkeley school of music has some of their class material available online for this sort of thing. (Edit: Sound treatment, in this case.. as mentioned, way different than soundproofing)

Sorry if there's not a ton of usable info in this, just excited for you and wanted to pass on whatever insight I've gained so far.

Good luck!

u/emackn · 2 pointsr/Twitch

You wont be able to sound proof that (proofing and absorption are different things). You could try to hand a bunch of blankets and stuff to dampen the sound, stop it from bouncing all over the place. Amazon also has sound absorption panels you could try.

Also, just talk to your room mates about it, they might be into helping out with the stream or even helping maintain the channel for extended amounts of time, like streamer house or something.

If you are embarrassed because they hear you, you're going to have a rough go at it. Just be you and have fun.

u/Kenworthian · 2 pointsr/synology

I have done a couple of things to minimize the noise coming from my DS916+. First, I have it sitting on the middle shelf of one of these types of racks with another Mini-ITX server on the top shelf, a USFF server next to it, and a UPS on the bottom rack. I had thought it was part of the problem initially causing vibrations that caused increased noise so I endeavored to isolate the vibrations from the machines themselves. But I first started with the Velcro fix I found in another Synology thread here on Reddit. That actually helped quite a bit but I wanted to do more with the other devices so I bought some sound proofing foam on Amazon and cut individually sized portions for each device and placed the device on top of it. Overall I am pretty pleased with the reduction in noise. I can now here the drives themselves working which is a whole other issue but I did mitigate quite a bit of sound overall.

Good luck and hope this helps!

u/mrtoothpick · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I made it using this acoustic foam, this PVC foam board, and this spray adhesive. Used the PCV foam board so I could double-side it with the foam and it was more sturdy than a piece of cardboard.

u/dysenteryiscool · 2 pointsr/oboe

You could purchase some sound-absorbing foam to put on your wall, only like $15

u/sailortitan · 2 pointsr/rpg

these bad boys are miracle workers, or if you need something a little less... "this is less a room than a recording studio" you can hang decorative curtains on the wall.

u/Apple--Sauce · 2 pointsr/homelab

4x of these will set you back only $120.

u/Anergos · 2 pointsr/buildapc
u/AlwaysOffKey · 2 pointsr/makinghiphop

There's plenty of tutorials online about proper placement but it's really a lot of trial and error if you're room has an unconventional layout like mine

edit: also bass traps man, bass traps

u/AaronPossum · 2 pointsr/audiophile

These aren't probably the best quality, but I was very impressed for $20


I got two different colors and made it look fresh. At least take care of first order reflections, you'll be surprised by the results.

u/Athaelan · 2 pointsr/Twitch

Sooo I just finished the entire rest of this post after an hour or so and looked back at your video and noticed something.. uuuhh you likely can fix your problem by placing your mic differently. If so, you can disregard all the other info below, and I wasted time, but hey, maybe you'll find it interesting regardless. (fml.. I actually enjoyed refreshing my memory on the subject though.)

So your mic is a cardioid mic, meaning it picks up sound from the front and sides. You want to have it facing towards you (your new arm will help with this) so you're speaking directly into the 'top', for the best effect. It could be that your mic is picking up more of the room because you have it facing the wrong direction. Also, it has an internal pop filter so you might get slightly clearer/crisper sound if you remove the foam filter you have on top, but maybe you've tried both already and liked this better which is fair!

Anyway, I hope this or the rest of the info here helps you out! Good luck.

here's an example of the proper placement -
Hey man,

Just listened to some of your VODs, and while I don't think it's disturbing I can hear what you mean. The effect you have is reverberation. By the way, very good quality stream otherwise, even the sound quality is great otherwise because your mic is awesome! Threw you a follow (TingaTV here). :)

Anyway you for sure don't have to worry about your monitors, as your microphone doesn't pick up sound from that direction (it's frontal/side), and I highly doubt it would reflect noticeable sound anyway. The green screen could be doing something to the sound depending on placement and what material it is but it probably wouldn't make it worse, but I can't hear it for myself so hard to tell.

I found some good sources to look at:

  • The first has great examples of diffusers and other acoustic treatments, which is one of the ways to reduce echo. Also has a ton of products but I can't recommend them as I don't know the company (and it seems very expensive). The second link is more information on acoustics, but keep in mind it's mostly for music and not streaming, the difference being that with music you need to hear the sound in the room clearly yourself without headphones (throwing thick foam all over the walls for example would make the room sound dead as it absorbs everything.. there's actually rooms made to have perfect silence and it's freaky as fuck haha). - This site has a ton of information and a sidebar with more.

    If I were you the way I would tackle it would be getting more furniture for the room to fill it in. That way you could make the room nicer to be in and at the same time basically 'treat' the acoustics organically. Doesn't even matter where you put things but essentially the more you have in a room, the less echo/reverb you experience. Then I'd hang a cheap thick(ish) cloth curtain about 2m wide on a wall, which would do a far better job of absorbing sound than foam panels and is simpler too. You can see that in that first link I shared too, and I've seen it in professional studios myself. The safest bet for where to place that would be the wall behind you. Also, a curtain like that alone might be enough to fix your issue.

    If you hate the curtain idea you could try foam panels, but avoid these kinds - these are the ones that I'd call scams, and referred to in my first reply, because they don't do what they say. To be clear the idea of them is based on good foundations, but you need far thicker foam to have any desirable effect unless your goal is to deaden very high frequencies, a very niche situation even in music studios.

    To conclude I'd likely recommend for you to return the panels you got, although I don't know which you got. You could try them out and see if it does anything for you but obviously I don't have a very high opinion of them.

u/-Gamebomb- · 2 pointsr/LetsPlayCritiques

Just a comment about the audio:

What it sound like in this video is that you're a bit far away from the mic, that may not be the case, but you should try to stay as close as you can to the mic so that you can pick up clear consonant sounds for more crisp audio. The other case is that you're recording in a place that has a decent amount of open space with no sound absorbing material. Consider recording in a closet with clothes or under a blanket if you're unable to afford things like sound foam to cover a recording space(I use sound foam, it really helps take the reverb out). When recording or making content, the ends justify the means.

If you're able to afford something like Adobe Audition, it has an Amplitude tool called Dynamics Processing which lets you modify sounds that go above or below a certain dB level, which can boost the volume of your voice. This can help you out a lot because when people hit the end of a sentence, they tend to go lower in volume. Also you can use Dynamics Processing to eliminate those pesky room tones.

Loved the video! Definitely well written. Keep up the good work!


u/The_Zephirus · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

In that case, you could try acoustic foam panels like they'd use in a sound studio.

These would need to be on roommates side though, as to dampen the noise generated from their side of the wall.

If it were me, I'd just put them on both sides of those doors, then put up a tapestry of your liking if you don't like the look. They do make different colors though, it could be a cool accent wall, purple, red, etc. Just Adhere them with something removal for when you decide to leave.

I still vote for adding a shelf at some point! Always need more space for stuff, haha!

u/twanmackay · 2 pointsr/gamingpc

Foamily 12 Pack- Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 1" X 12" X 12"

u/acr_vp · 2 pointsr/audiophile
u/SacredMaskMusic · 2 pointsr/homestudios

You can get a MXL 770 for under $100 and a 2-channel Behringer U-PHORIA for around $100. This will definitely be enough to get you recording. I use this set-up (mostly for recording samples and very limited vocal work, as I do electronic instrumentals for the most part) and it does the job. That leaves you $200 for accessories (you're gonna want a stand for the mic and a pop screen before you even think about acoustics). You can get an acoustic shield for well under $100. Pop screens are as low as $10 on Amazon. You can definitely stay in that budget if you're only looking to record rap vocals.

MXL Mics 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone


(I haven't actually used these two products before, just providing you with quick search results. Definitely shop around first)

LyxPro VRI-30 - Portable & Foldable Sound Absorbing Vocal Recording Panel - Stand Mount

NEUMA Professional Microphone Stand with Pop Filter Heavy Duty Microphone Suspension Scissor Arm Stand and Windscreen Mask Shield for Blue Yeti Snowball, Recordings, Broadcasting, Streaming, Singing

u/GamingApokolips · 2 pointsr/letsplay

You could try folding a towel a couple of times and putting that below the keyboard, or you could track down a small anti-fatigue mat, which is basically just a really dense foam (or sometimes vinyl/rubber) mat. You could also try a mic isolation stand like this, but that could be awkward to use in this kind of use-case...

u/hot_pepper_is_hot · 2 pointsr/audioengineering


Just an FYI, you can trim all that stuff off the end of a url. And maybe learn to do that link thing. The text goes in [brackets](followed by the url goes here).

I think those devices look very useful, I just do not want to spend $100. on one this week.

u/Slacker5001 · 2 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

So there are a huge variety of gags out there that you could try. But the issue is that a lot of those things don't actually stop noise. They either just make words/talking incomprehensible or only slightly reduce the volume of the noise. Or they cause people to mentally try to make less noise as a byproduct of using them when they need to be quiet.

If that option works for you then just pursue any old variety of kinky gags. I don't have a comprehensive list but you could make another post asking about different types of gags that people have used or know of in general and pick from that.

Otherwise the only thing I know of that actually dampens noise is something along the lines is a product like this. Which is marketed at people who want to sing or yell in environments that they cannot.

I hope you find a solution that works for you.

u/alpacalisp_now · 2 pointsr/singing

I'm only going to speak to vocal practice because this is a solved problem for guitars.

At the end of the day, your singing is not as loud or obtrusive as you think. Plus, walls are thin, but they still block a noticeable amount sound, and sound reduction is cumulative. This works to your advantage because you really only need some sound dampening, not major treatment. A sound booth could be useful, but should not be a requirement.

Meaning, don't let a big solution get in the way of a productive, if sub-optimal, setup.

I practice in an uninsulated outbuilding with picture windows for two of the walls that is closer to my neighbors than my own house, plus a voice that carries even when I'm not singing metal belts. This is a problem I have had to deal with. There are a couple of options I have tried with great success.

Vocal Reflection Shield. People here have argued with me that this is for reflections but not sound reduction. Well, what is sound, fuckwits? It's waves. And it travels by reflection. Block reflections, you block the movement of sound. Science. No, it doesn't block all sound. But you don't need to block all sound, you just need to reduce it. This works really well, but is might be inconvenient because it takes up space you need to mount it on a stand:

BeltBox: This is the newest tool in my arsenal. I originally bought it for practicing away from home -- hotels, at other peoples' houses, etc, but it's really easy for when my shield is not on the stand and I want to get a few minutes practice in. People here have argued that a pillow works just as well. Fine. Could be right. Again, you don't need to block all sound. So save a few bucks and strap a pillow to your face and see how much of your attention goes to your singing vs holding a fucking pillow to your face. Plus: breathing.

These are not perfect solutions by any stretch. If you truly need full sound treatment, a booth is going to be your best bet. But if you're looking for something to help you feel a little less self-conscious and disruptive when you sing, they're a pretty cheap solution.

u/andi1235 · 2 pointsr/singing

Can't personally vouch for the effectiveness but you could try this thing.

u/Mr_New_Account · 2 pointsr/singing

The "belt box" works pretty well and was made for practicing quietly without having to sing softly! I have one and I like it.

u/FTPMystery · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

You got some fun speakers, I've got the exact same speakers you do (even the white color, I own the ATM top speakers and the Jamo S808) and these are the pads I use for my bookshelves, they fit perfectly on them

Speaker Isolation Pads

u/Hjalomarz · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I think it's this one. I used this for the foam

u/iamiamwhoami · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

Maybe you can try soundproofing the walls with stuff like this?

u/-Gravitron- · 2 pointsr/nfl

If you're able to, I highly recommend putting some acoustical foam on the walls and ceiling of your rehearsal space. It sounds a million times better. This stuff works great. They also have the fancy kind.

u/PhlippinPhresh · 1 pointr/edmproduction

I use these but there are similar cheaper options. Any piece of firm foam will work well

u/tastytoast · 1 pointr/hometheater

they dont seem to offer any product that would angle the speakers. after doing a little more research i happened upon these which is more in line of what I was thinking.

u/fuckingguy · 1 pointr/edmproduction

I know it really does mess with your bass. but I did get these auralex pads for sitting under my monitors.


u/Mummifiedchili · 1 pointr/hometheater

Yeah I excitedly keep waiting for that tracking number email every time I get a notification on my phone. Also I've been doing a decent bit of research and reading around. Realized my shelves might be somewhat high once the speakers are placed on them.


    Was eyeing something like this to angle the speakers down to actual ear level.

    Depending on where I put the sub, actual stands may fight for space (front right of seating position, in a corner).

    Also when considering ML bookshelf speakers is there any difference at all except the shape of the enclosure between motion 15's and lx16's?
u/DlCKFAC3 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Those are definitely some of the best value speakers I think you can get for a desktop system.

You definitely don't need to drill any holes for stands. You have a few options.

Auralex MoPads (If you buy the 4pk you'll get some extra inserts that will allow you to either angle them up to point them more towards your ear.)

Iso-Acoustics small desk stands. I'd recommend these even at their price. They work really well to decouple the speaker from your desk and the amount of adjustment you can do will work for any setup you use now and in the future. Read a few reviews and I think you'll justify the costs ...

Good luck.

u/LevitatingSUMO · 1 pointr/Perfectfit

Elevating your monitors is such an awesome thing to do. I just did it a few weeks ago. I'd recommend getting some monitor isolator pads (I have MoPads). they make a huge difference.

u/l-rs2 · 1 pointr/GearPorn

The wooden bases are very simple open IKEA boxes. I looked, but can't find them on their site any longer. They are very generic though and mostly provide additional height. The foam supports are there to minimize vibration from the monitors. They're like these ones by Auralex, only a bit wider. EDIT Not wider, I use two per speaker. ;)

u/wapusvibe · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Auralex Mopads are unreal. Here's an amazon link -

If you have bigger monitors you should pick up the bigger version, my KRK 6s sit on em quite well.

u/Maddiablo94 · 1 pointr/hometheater

I got this for Xmas, I can’t say there is a huge improvement but I do like it, have my center on both of them angled about 4 deg upwards. Supposed to reduce vibration too which it is on a cheap ikea table. There is also an addition wedge to increase the incline to 8 deg.... (also options for 0 -4 and -8deg declines)

Auralex Acoustics Studio Monitor Isolation Pads (MOPAD

u/rps13drifter · 1 pointr/audioengineering

No, those are for the bottom the the stands. Reducing contact with the floor will reduce vibration transfer. Honestly look at some of these as well. The idea is to reduce vibration coupling. Both will help.

u/warriorbob · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Not an expert and can't handle all of these but I can have a stab a it...

> What do I do about windows volume?

I haven't used much audio stuff under Win 7 (never 8) but I think there's a way to set the relative levels of different applications relative to the system sound, isn't there? I think it's the "Mixer" link under the volume thing in the system tray?

> I have pretty sensitive ears and after an hour or so of producing, my ears feel really weird.

This sounds kind of like ear fatigue. Is there a particular frequency that stands out? Are there other sounds besides just your speakers?

> I really don't have the volume that loud.

You can get an SPL meter from Radio Shack for about $25. I'd recommend it, as "that loud" seems to be awfully relative. I generally hear to aim for 85 dbSPL, I think C-weighted (that's what I use at home)

> The speakers vibrate a fair bit and make the table vibrate lightly too.

Any chance this has something to do with your fatigue?

Speakers will transmit low frequencies into whatever they're standing on. Generally this isn't super-desirable (although it can sound cool) because it's not going to be as precise as the monitors themselves. There exist little foam risers designed to alleviate this problem.

> How far away should I be from them? / How far apart should they be?

For accuracy, you want (roughly) an equilateral triangle between your head and the speakers, and you want them at ear height if possible. This isn't always possible in small setups (and the acoustic space is often unpredictable/bad enough that these small advantages are eliminated anyway, for example, that reflective glass window right in front of you) but you can experiment. The ideal result is the best accuracy and clarity of sound, not necessarily the most pleasing sound.

Take a look at various pictures of studios and you can get an idea where people tend to put them. Read the comments too, as monitor placement is something a lot of people will comment on when it's suboptimal so hopefully between the two you'll get an idea where they "should" be.

> When I put my ear right up to the woofer, I can hear a light hiss/hum. Normal?

Not necessarily. For some speakers, yes, and in some setups some hiss is unavoidable due to line noise. Read reviews, maybe contact the manufacturer. I don't know anything about the hum - does it do that when no audio cable is plugged in?

Enjoy your new setup!

u/LA-shroomer · 1 pointr/audiophile

How you diggin' those 305s? Get 'em up and on some mopads though.

u/Zelvetical · 1 pointr/DJSetups

Gotta raise the monitors bruh. A pair of similarly sized books under each speaker are the usual go to in a pinch, or you can look into something commercially available like

u/Datastream · 1 pointr/trees

Where the hell are your speaker isolation mats? Shit will resonate terribly as it is...

u/gen10 · 1 pointr/battlestations

I currently have the JBL 308's sitting on a pair of Auralex MOPADS Are isoacoustic that much better? I was thinking of getting some corner bass traps potentially.

Apart from that the speakers are mostly aimed as a triangle formation tweeters towards ears and both being about the same distance apart from my head. I also have them further away from the wall so the ports have room to breath and aren't knocking air directly back into the port from against the wall.

u/ledgergc · 1 pointr/audiophile

It's a step in the right direction, but foam such as would be a better option to get or emulate.

u/shadaloo · 1 pointr/battlestations

Speakers are M-Audio BX5a (except these are the 2nd gen) and the stands are Auralex MOPADs

As far as the computer case being a dust magnet, it only attracts dust in the front of the case where the filters for my fans are located. However, there is high airflow within the case which helps with cooling and performance.

u/rchecka · 1 pointr/vinyl

Low budget trick: Cut 2 Racquet Balls in half to create four "feet" for each speaker. Place each half wide side down under each speaker.

Higher Budget: I use these

u/warinthestars · 1 pointr/audio

Acoustic panels are good for "treating" a room, reducing echo & deadening. However, bass is omnidirectional & can't really be "soundproofed." You can try getting isolation pads ) ) butt that's not going to do what you want.

u/conrthomas · 1 pointr/audiophile

Pull your table back (like way back), and point the monitors at you. Otherwise you're playing just music to people behind you and listening to the bass bounce off the wall in front of you.. You could get some mo-pads and use them to point the monitors up at your ears instead of getting super tall (and unstable, and expensive) stands. That is what I've always done for my home DJ-booth.

u/Skitch_n_Sketch · 1 pointr/audiophile

How tall do you need them?

If they're going on a desk, Iso Acoustics are a popular option if you can swing the $160 price tag.

Cheaper desk option would just be some angled foam. There's some even cheaper options, I just linked the first one I saw.

For anything floor standing, you've got a ton of options. Can't give you any specific recommendations without a budget, but Sanus has some decent stuff for cheap. Look out for the top plate measurements and weight rating.

Your speakers are 10" wide and 12" deep, so expect some overhang. My speakers are somewhat similar in size and a few pounds heavier, and I use two stands with top plates of 8"x9" and 6.5"x8". I'd shoot for something in that ballpark.

u/jelly_battleship · 1 pointr/battlestations

The speakers are Energy RC-10. They've been discontinued for several years now, unfortunately. The foam wedges they are on are Auralex MoPads:

There are cheaper alternatives that I've never used and can't comment on, like these:

And then there are some much more expensive options out there as well, that I've also never used. I bought the mopads years ago when I had a thinner and crappier desk that would vibrate/rattle at higher volumes. It also helps that they angle the speakers up a little bit.

u/theograd · 1 pointr/letsplay

Yeah, I did have it on my desk exactly within arm's reach to my right. I moved it down and to the left of my desk on the carpeted floor.

I was thinking of taking some of that sound foam and some plywood, and building a small box to encase the PC inside of. The foam would be on the entire inside of the box that's encasing the case. I'm just concerned about air flow though....Which is why I haven't done it.

u/Greaseuqa · 1 pointr/Advice
u/IYellAtVideoGames · 1 pointr/letsplay

I can't help but notice you have some slight reverberation in your commentary audio. I'm guessing your setup is probably pretty close to at least one wall, and isn't properly soundproofed. I would suggest getting something like this or this to hang on the wall(s). Alternatively, old blankets work just as well, and I've read that egg cartons work too.

A lot of materials work to absorb audio from bouncing off of surfaces and your mic picking it up. Once you soundproof a little, you'll notice a big change in audio quality.

EDIT: Almost forgot to give feedback on the video itself. I only watched XCOM, and I have a bit of an issue with your editing. The first 7 minutes of the video probably should not have been preparation, but I don't mind that. That being said, your video definitely shouldn't end mid-mission. XCOM videos simply won't be short unless you're some kind of god at the game, so don't worry about video length. It's generally accepted that strategy games are going to have long videos.

u/yuleahcim · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

But can I use glue?

edit: I would like to use this foam

u/wdjm · 1 pointr/DIY

Cover the window with something like this. do it right, and you can remove it during the day to see outside, but put it in place at night to block noise & light.

u/RickMangrum · 1 pointr/battlestations

Hey! Thank you. My 3550 was manufactured in 2005. Yeah I guess that is kind of interesting how they seem to run forever. The rack is just an instrument rack I got off Amazon. I'll post a link.

If you are referring to the effect this has on my power bill, I couldn't tell you because I live in a dorm on a military base. But I will say that it's only on when I'm using it.

I have made a considerable investment into my education. The real question is, "how much is the knowledge I've gained worth?" lol. honestly I don't know how much I've spent. If I wouldn't of spent it on educational material it probably would of went some where else not as intellectually rewarding.

I actually have not considered using that software, but now that you mention it. I'll have to look into it. Thanks for your comment.

u/deface-rx · 1 pointr/modular

never seen the Adam Hall stand sbefore but they look a lot like the On-Stage 12U stands, which are cheaper per U:

12U stand

u/spacecityfan · 1 pointr/ccna

All the rack are at a set price, there is no rack cheaper than $29... That is how much mine cost, I like it, feels sturdy but I wish it was beefier. It came with a whole pack of mounting screws for each space, which I liked! I would recommend it because of the price and in the end it does the job.

u/kARATT · 1 pointr/battlestations

This is the RS7030 tabletop rack.
Here’s an amazon link;

OnStage RS7030 Rack Stand

u/seanluke · 1 pointr/synthesizers

Perhaps a basic tabletop rack stand would be a good choice. I suggest this one

u/alterationx10 · 1 pointr/synthesizers

I've got one of these, and am pleased with it:

OnStage RS7030 Rack Stand

12U for $30

u/iamseiko · 1 pointr/hometheater

How well do these work? link. They are not very expensive, and seem like an adequate solution. What do you guys think of this? Thanks for all the help so far by the way.

u/cframpt21 · 1 pointr/hometheater

Awesome, thanks for the response. Looks like I'll be picking one of these up. There seems to be one dedicated to subwoofers whereas yours is for amps and loudspeakers, is there any reason or is one higher quality?
Edit: These are the two i'm talking about

u/Joebilly · 1 pointr/hometheater

This Jamo 5.0 set is an amazing starter. You'll have 2 extra speakers, but maybe you'll find a use for them. What you're really paying for is the solid LCR floorstanders combo.

There are a few budget subs (Dayton SUB-1000 and BIC F12) you could get, but the Jamos will do fine without them (and won't bother the neighbors as badly, either!). If you do get a sub, consider a SubDude if you live above somebody to prevent them from getting mad at you :-P.

u/mynameistrollirl · 1 pointr/edmproduction

idk, he just had it lying around.

there is also this, specifically made for that purpose.

what I do is I have a duvet that's folded so my sub sits on that. It helps a little. honestly you don't need to have your music playing very loud to produce, you're supposed to have it playing quietly when you do the mixdown anyway

u/deewon · 1 pointr/audiophile

I will try this. The manual that came with the sub recommended corner placement, so naturally that's what I went with.

I'm not chasing big bass, I'm wanting the bass to meld perfectly in with my speakers. I have Magnepans, which are not known for their strong bass output. I just want to supplement their minimal bass and provide realistic bass that meshes perfectly with the rest of their output.

Since yesterday I've ordered sorbothane cups for the turntable, 2 of these for under the subwoofer, and a magic voodoo spell which supposedly reduces vibration in the home (just kidding on that last one). I'll try these two products along with moving it out of the corner and see what I can do with some combination of the three.

Keeping it in the corner would be great, but it will be worth it to move the sub away if that fixes the problem.

u/sin-eater82 · 1 pointr/homegym

Look into acoustic panels/treatments.

That carpet was absorbing the sound. You need something to help do that now. And it doesn't necessarily have to be on the floor. Strategically placed wall treatments will make a big difference most likely. And if there is a space you can throw down a cheap area rug on the floor, that will help too.

This may seem odd, but hanging some curtains or tapestry would help. So if you have some curtains laying around or old blankets, you can probably rig it up against a wall here and there to see if it helps, and then do something a bit more permanent if it does help.

You could also think about putting cheep carpet on the walls. I've seen that done in school cafeterias and it makes a huge difference.

If you look up DIY acoustic panels, you will likely find most of it related to home theater/audio stuff. But it's the same issue.. sound reflecting off of hard surfaces and controlling that.

You can buy them (but if you buy some material yourself, you can probably come out better and there's not much to it for what you want):

But again, if you don't care too much about looks or somebody going "why the hell do you have curtains on a wall with no windows/glass doors?", some curtains or blankets from a thrift store/good will, etc. would most likely make a notable difference if you want a somewhat simple solution.

Edit: The rare moment when /r/hometheater and /r/homegym meet.

u/ihatechoosinusrname · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

They sell such things as soundproof ‘barriers’ I think on amazon if you want to go that route..

ATS Acoustic Panel 24x48x2 Inches, Beveled Edge, in Ivory


u/lasttycoon · 1 pointr/hometheater

You want to avoid the cheap foam ones. Something like this is ideal. Diy is pretty easy on these if you want to save cost. ATS Acoustic Panel 24x48x2 Inches in Ivory

u/Nick2632 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Anyone ever use these ATS Panels? Hard to tell if they're OC 703 or something else. Pricier than building my own, but I'd rather not dick around with it.

u/FrancisHC · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Awesome minimalism :) Suggestion for you: Improve the acoustics, keep the minimalism and give the impression of art by hanging some acoustic panels as if they were paintings.

The red/burgundy might look really good in your space as an accent colour.

u/Neko_Apocalypse · 1 pointr/audiophile

Right, I just posted in that thread. Here's what I posted for reference:

So here's my situation. I'm in a rather cramped space in the corner of the room where I end up sitting a lot listening to music. I find that studio monitors are a bit harsh, and it may be the acoustics of my room. I have until March 12th to file a return, so I want to try my hand at one more thing, which is acoustic sound panels before I throw in the towel and opt for something new.

The speakers I have are the Neumann KH120 A. I like that they are so detailed that I can hear literally every part of the presentation of the arrangement. I am used to very detailed audio.

Here's what I'm looking for, and perhaps what someone in this thread could help me with:

  1. I am looking for speakers which fit my space requirements. Here's a diagram of my room dimensions I drew
  2. I am looking for speakers which are very forgiving, and still have a neutral sound which is very detailed, without causing the music to sound colored or fatiguing.
  3. I need speakers which are powered, as I don't have space to run them out of anywhere else but the small amount of space allocated to me on my desk. Here's a picture of my desk arrangement
  4. I need to see if acoustic panels will fix this problem. Here are the ones I plan on getting next week
  5. I think the adjustments I've made on the speakers make them listenable at the moment, but they need to be absolutely perfect. So I need to make sure I'm not fooling myself when there's much better options out there, of which I see none. Whatever replacements I make would need to be a marked improvement, of which it's hard to foresee.

    I hear people saying that the Neumanns are neutral, so I really want to make sure that I don't get a worse pair of speakers and realize that it was actually my room. But I had the Cambridge S-30 bookshelf speakers with a very cheap 100 dollar audiosource amplifier, set up incorrectly on either side of my computer, and they were very forgiving for the sound. I now have a Schiit Gungnir which makes sound coming through my headphones sound incredible, and it's taking up the place where the Audiosource amp used to be. The old speakers and amp are now occupying my television area across the room.

    I really feel like these monitors, the MK120 A are end game, and I really don't want to get rid of them. I don't know what could possibly replace them, but I may be left with no other options. In which case I would need to weigh my alternatives.
u/Bexbox8 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Silverstone PS07B? Im sure Silverstone has more quiet ITX cases but their naming system is weird so I never remember the. Keep in mind you can always buy your own sound dampening foam and add it.

something like this should do the trick.

u/jacobsmirror · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Here's what I used.

u/ChicksDigNerds · 1 pointr/headphones

The outer black material is SilverStone Sound Dampening Acoustic Foam and the small inner circle is self-adhesive felt from a craft store like Michael's or Hobby Lobby (specifically Creatology branded).

4" PVC pipe filled with foam (either yellow sponges or foam used to make chair pads), blank CD attached to one end using silicone sealant, two layers of SilverStone foam on the CD, one layer of felt on the SilverStone foam, small slit cut in the middle and push tip of the mic through. I mounted the whole thing in a small box filled with foam and reinforced with duct tape for rigidity, but mainly just used as a stand.

u/TwoCraZyEyes0 · 1 pointr/buildapc

sorry for the late reply, i forgot about it and got busy. my hard drive is sitting at 32C right now. [here is what it looks like] ( and i used [this] (

u/ye_itsher · 1 pointr/Dell

Hi, sorry I don't have a picture for you and I'm out of the country at the moment and can't take the laptop apart. But it's very simple - I just took a piece of double sided tape and taped 1 side of the foam to the back plate and closed it back up. I'm sure you can substitute the material as well. What I noticed is that having the 9 cell battery is that the foam will be against the battery, which might get hot, so you might want to keep that in mind if you use another material. However if you have the smaller battery, then I believe it's just an empty space where the HDD would go.

Edit: So this is what the foam stuff is, it makes complete sense

u/hinosaki · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I'm using an old NZXT Source 210 and modded the side panel and rear with some Silverstone Sound Dampening material/foam. You can cut it to the shape you need, and it has an adhesive on the back that stuck pretty well to my case. Overall, it definitely helped dampen the high frequency noise coming from my case. You might be able to find cheaper alternatives though. The foam is a bit thin, about 1/4" or so, but it made a noticeable difference.

I could upload & post some pictures later today if you like.

u/Rabid-Duck-King · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

The third point was in reference to this basically.

If you got the money I'd say go for it (Noctura and Scythe make some really solid 20dB or lower CPU coolers) , but if you like the cooler and don't want to install a new heat sink maybe try some acoustic sound dampening foam for your PC to see if that brings the sound to a manageable level.

u/hoon_bair · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Any1 use this Silverstone foam for case noise dampening? If so how is it?

u/jwiebe98 · 1 pointr/AnnePro

It's the Silverstone SF01. It did make a difference, I wouldn't say it's more quiet. Rather it feels more solid to type on and gives the keyboard more density.

u/insertsnideremarks · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I've used this ( in my boards, mostly because I already had one lying around the house. I remember some here have used drawer liners as well.

u/TerryMathews · 1 pointr/mechmarket

Yeah I gotchu. On my TKC1800 builds, I used this so I didn't have to mess with it.

u/mu_killnine · 1 pointr/CableManagement

Get some foam on that back panel, that's the only thing that doesn't seem to fit with the bright white...

Excellent otherwise, A++

u/brianjking · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Thanks. I prefer the BT with the Type-S sliders & rings. I'll definitely be adding a vibration mat to the bottom of it as well, just haven't ordered it yet. I'll probably add some sound dampening foam to the internal case of both HHKBs. I prefer the nice dampened thock sound from a more silenced board and the HHKB BT has a more hefty body than the standard Professional 2 models which is nice as well.

I actually harvested the Type-S sliders & rings from an old Pro 2 Type-S that I have since sold with normal Topre sliders with kbdfans silence-x rings.

I've also owned a stock Pro 2, a HHKB Professional JP with kbdfans silence-x and Hasu BT Controller and probably one or two more off the top of my head.

The MX board is an interesting departure for me as before I discovered Topre I was using Tactile MX switches (started with Cherry Browns, then Gateron Browns, then Zealios 67g). I kept hearing great things from primarily topre users that were finding Cherry MX Silent Blacks or Silent Reds appealing if they were to use MX switches. I decided to give it a try and do not see myself going back to an MX tactile switch, linear is the way to go for MX, for me anyway.

u/NexuGX · 1 pointr/AnnePro

You would have to cut it down a bit and be careful how thick it would be around the battery.

I have never heard of IsolateIt though I would rather go with SilverStone since people use it commonly for sound dampening in keyboards -

u/tbSWEGGY · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards
u/SpyShadow · 1 pointr/NiceHash

Upon looking at that picture more closely, I realized they are not even using rails at all but using more of some type of 1u shelving where they just slide the cases in and out, seems like less of the hassle vs rails. Wonder if I can find that on amazon.

thinking these >

u/contrarian_barbarian · 1 pointr/homelab

I have an iStarUSA D-400-6-Blue with some drive bays, and then my "desktop" PC (my rack is next to my desk so my day to day computer is in the rack also) is in a iStarUSA D-400-L7. If I was creating a file server from scratch, I'd probably get a Norco 4020; however, the D-400-6 was my old "desktop" case, and when I switched to the D-400-L7 for a combination of the added cooling and having enough space that my extended length video cards weren't running into the drive bays, the D-400-6 replaced an old cheapo Dell server box as my main server.

I'm also a big fan of these universal rack rails. They don't slide or anything like that, but you can put absolutely anything on them. I'd still screw in the server's ears, but the rails make it a lot easier to lift it into place.

u/Gamerfanatic · 1 pointr/homelab

Is it sitting on the bottom of the rack?

Or did you use something like this?

This is what I thought would make it more than 4U (albeit slightly more than 4U (by fractions of an inch).

u/cosmos7 · 1 pointr/homelab

That is not a server rack at 24" max depth. You can get away with with some adjustable L-shape rails to support the box, but it's not going to lock in and will hang out either the front or the back.

If you're contemplating more server hardware in the future you might want to consider selling the rack and getting a deeper one.

u/Longshot726 · 1 pointr/homelab

Rails to fit Rosewill's cases are pretty much all a minimum of 22". Your only real option for "rails" is to put in static shelves such as this one:

u/Net_Monk · 1 pointr/networking

I once had 2 two-post racks, installed roughly back to back to make a single 4 post rack. I used generic adjustable rails kind of like these with some 1/2" plywood cut to size to fit to do the very thing you are discussing. Actually, depending on the server dimensions, and if you are willing to put them on their side, you may not need the plywood.

u/electroncarl123 · 1 pointr/homelab

Let me follow that up with my own question - my unit didn't come with rack mount hardware, just the ears. I'm pretty new to rackmounting stuff, but I'm assuming a 75lb unit shouldn't be mounted by just its front ears to a 4 post rack?

I'm considering buying a 4 post rack shelf to put it on, thoughts?

u/greatwhitegibby · 1 pointr/buildapc

Not sure about the rack ears thing. I had to buy a universal rail system for mine.

This is the case, and it comes in several configurations to fit your needs. I chose the one with 15 bays because I will be building out a new gaming rig in a new rackmount case and using this build as my plex server within the next 6 months.

This is the rail system. It doesn't slide out, but it gets the job done for my needs. THere are other systems out there, and if memory servers, you CAN put a dell sliding rail system on this case with minor modifications.

Edit: I did replace the front 3 stock fans on that case with the orange fans in the pics.

u/VMFSX · 1 pointr/battlestations

I used these -

As for games right now I'm playing through Black Flag again on the new monitor. Haven't had a ton of time to really get into anything else just yet.

u/ckeeler11 · 1 pointr/CarAV

This seems reasonable, should be enough for a car.

u/Not_Joking · 1 pointr/forhire

I might.

One idea is to use a layer of mass loaded vinyl, sandwich it between two blankets, and sew like a quilt. If the vinyl isn't flexible enough already, cutting a pattern of slices before sandwiching will make it more flexible.

40 sq ft (4' X 10' ) costs about $120 on Amazon It's density is 1lb/sq ft.

The other option that came to mind is the nuclear option, it's much more expensive for a smaller blanket. A 2'X4' lead protective blanket is about $225, has a density of 1.6 lb/sq ft, and has the added benefit of shielding you from radiation. But that's not nearly a queen size blanket.

If the internet is right and a queen blanket is 90" X 90", 56.25 sq ft, the mass loaded vinyl option seems to be your best bet. You could use just the 40 sq ft and make a blanket with a "sweet spot" in the middle, or if you want full a full 56 sq ft of super- heavy, buy a larger roll.

And then there's companies like this that sell weighted blankets pre-made.

Of course, none of these options are terribly affordable.

u/Qu33ph · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

There’s this rubber stuff they use in cars that you can lay under the carpets. It’s on amazon at a decent price for a roll.

Here ya go
TMS Mass Loaded Vinyl 4' X 10' (40 Square Feet) 1 Lb MLV Acoustic Barrier

u/Eyesculapius · 1 pointr/CarAV

I bought MLV from Amazon with free shipping. Used other materials from SDS and used his method. Bought TMS MLV. No issues with smell. It was easy enough to work with.

u/forrestimel · 1 pointr/letsplay

Ahhh ok, yeah that makes sense. Well there seems to be some nice 12 packs of soundproof foam for relatively cheap. And you'd probably only need it on wherever the sound waves are bouncing off of (I say as if I know anything about the science of sound). But these look like decent ones:

u/MannyBerry · 1 pointr/VoiceActing

I do! And it's actually very affordable.

I bought a few sound dampening panels from Amazon (Something like this ) and lined the walls of the room. I got rid of any surfaces which can reflect sound and those I could not get rid of, I covered with thick comforters and heated blankets (they absorb noise well) then I set up the mic on the corner of the room.

The wall behind me and next to me are fully covered in soundproofing material.

The only issue I have is when the central air conditioning kicks in but...hey. I can turn it off ;)

EDIT: You can listen through my auditions here for an idea of what it sounds like. I use an AT4040 mic with a Scarlett 6i6 interface.

u/xashyy · 1 pointr/MusicBattlestations

I would recommend [Auralex] ( if you don't have a tight budget.... but if you do, I'd go with [this kind] ( I have both types in my set up and they work quite wonderfully together. The colors are nice accents as well!

Also, you will want to pull your table out from the wall a bit... and make sure you have the monitor tweeters at an equilateral triangle with your ears!

Somewhere down the line you can invest in bass traps as well. [Here are some yoga blocks as well] ( Just make sure they will adequately support your monitors (aka being large enough).

If you have any questions, pm me whenever.

u/InsaneNoobz · 1 pointr/techsupport

Try something like this

u/robalexander · 1 pointr/drums

I'm thinking of possibly getting a couple blue sparks as overheads because I get a discount on them. Are there better overhead options for around $120?

What would you say the main differences are between the fiberglass absorbers and some typical acoustic foam padding like this?

u/borntoperform · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I'm thinking maybe do three maps across the wall - NYC, LA, and my local San Jose. That'd be pretty cool.

Another thing I was thinking was sound-proofing the wall with foam. Not so much the sound proofing, but using the foam as wall art. Like this stuff but a color combo I like.

u/fdmount · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

You can get acoustic foam relatively inexpensively. It can make a huge difference both inside the room and outside. You can get a pack on Amazon for less than $40.

u/BlueMetro · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I was actually considering the egg carton approach.

Line two walls with painted egg cartons or a similar plastic item.

Line the other two with thick covers.

If not that, this stuff is really cheap...

u/706 · 1 pointr/letsplay

I haven't bought the foam yet, so right now I'm still trying to figure out what to buy and how much. My goal is to buy something that works well and will last, but I'm also not looking to spend more than I need to. So understanding the quality of what I'm buying is pretty important to me. I don't want to spend extra money because the package the foam comes in says Auralex when I could have just as easily bought some generic company's foam for the same purpose. Also, how much do I really need? And do I need those corner things?

What I was looking at listed from cheapest to most expensive.

u/dmanners · 1 pointr/homelab

Everything was off Amazon! I chose to install 2x12x12 panels.

Here (for yellow/charcoal), here (for burgandy/charcoal), and here (for orange/charcoal). The red/charcoal I had purchased is no longer available, but this one is.

u/fiatcelebrity · 1 pointr/audiobooks

This is what I used for my booth in KC. It's very dead, so I'm satisfied with their sound dampening performance, though this is the only brand I've tried so far, and the color fades from them for some reason. Might want to get more opinions on this.

The more you narrate, the more you'll be able to record in a day without blowing your vocal cords. Just remember not to push too much.

I would appreciate your patronage, thank you. If you want one of my books for free, PM me with your email address and which book you want. I can even give you suggestions according to your tastes. All I ask in return is a review.

u/Orionator · 1 pointr/Guitar

Thanks for the reply.

I recently bought a pair of Audio Technica's, but playing through headphones just doesn't quite feel the same. The thing is, the amp simulating on the POD XT Live is pretty old, and you can really hear it when you play through headphones. The tones sound a lot better coming out of the monitors. I barely record, too. I just make guitar covers and upload them to YouTube for fun.

Wouldn't buying something like this and just pasting it on the wall somehow do the trick? Or is there more to it than that? I apologize if I'm coming off as a total noob, but I really am one lol. I've been living in this apartment for only a year and I sometimes don't even bother picking up my guitar because of my current setup. 2015 was a pretty frustrating year because of that.

u/zane411 · 1 pointr/halifax
u/mad-tags · 1 pointr/BDSMAdvice

You can always sound proof the room. Soundproofing is meant for music stuff but you can use it for any purpose. The material absorbs most sounds. Just put these squares all over the room and you should be good.
There are cheaper sets than this, I just copied the first one I found

u/djaber6 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Forget a box and do it right with a good stand from iso acoustics or auralex. I use the iso acoustic one for my smaller sub and the auralex for my large sub in my other listening room. Both perform very well. I do prefer the iso acoustic stuff but it made my sub sit to far off the ground for its position so I went the auralex and have been super happy. Also look at the iso stands for your monitors they look great and made a big impact for me as I have mine sitting on my computer desk also.

Auralex Acoustics SubDude-HT Subwoofer Acoustic Isolation Platform, 1.75" x 22" x 18"

u/forrScience · 1 pointr/drums

basically a platform to put the setup onto that lifts the kit off the floor. I've not tried this one but this is the general idea: The kick drum is the main culprit for pissing neighbors off, and this can help. It definitely doesn't remove all of the energy transfer, but they can definitely make it more manageable in an apartment setting. keep in mind that every apartment is different so it's going to be a trial and error pursuit to finding a solution to noise traveling, but this is a good start.

u/blippyz · 1 pointr/hometheater

Are there any specific things to look for when buying or will they all function about the same? For the isolation pads it seems like these are the top 2 on Amazon that fit my sub:

u/BBoysVlad · 1 pointr/hometheater

I just purchased this. It isolates the sub from the floor. Definitely helped with room resonance for me. It may be a little more peace of mind for you.

Auralex Acoustics SubDude-HT Subwoofer Acoustic Isolation Platform, 1.75" x 22" x 18"

u/TyGamer125 · 1 pointr/hometheater

Do you use sound isolation pads like this? Something like that could fix your issue in general or at least lessen it, a lot of people diy them.

u/goon127 · 1 pointr/hometheater

OP, you might want to try one of the sub iso pads-

Also, like some others mentioned... Invite them over to show off the system with a movie. Give them your cell number and say text me anytime it's too loud.

u/vectorwarrior · 1 pointr/vancouver

Well the foam specifically for this purpose isn't crazy thick. Density is more important really as if it's light/airy foam it'll just collapse under the weight and it wont make much difference. Here's one:
Obviously that's overkill for a neighbour, just try to pick up something similar looking. Honestly, anything helps, but an inch thick, dense piece of foam that lifts it off the floor should help massively.

u/MMfuryroad · 1 pointr/hometheater

>Good talking to you too. Thank you for your helpful insights! I'll def check out the Auralex Subdudes as well.

Cool. If you get one check the Amazon warehouse and or Ebay used. I bought both mine that way and saved some money. Here is one open/damaged box.

u/j_lucas01 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

This has probably been mentioned, but you should consider putting your subwoofer on something like this:

Auralex Acoustics SubDude-II Subwoofer Acoustic Isolation Platform, 1.75" x 15" x 15", v2

u/ldd62 · 1 pointr/hometheater

If you're in an apartment, consider getting one of these once you get the sub:

I also have a home-theater in my apartment and just put together some acoustic panels for it (posted to /audiophile & /vinyl but not here, sorry!):

u/Armsc · 1 pointr/hometheater
  1. You could try to decouple the sub you have with spikes, feet ( SVS soundpath $50 ), or a subwoofer mat $60

  2. Try adding in an area rug if you don't have one.

  3. Turn it down and/or try to readjust your system. You could be running the sub higher than it needs.
u/jaboloff · 1 pointr/vinyl

So my current setup is:

  • Denon DP-300F Turntable

  • Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge

  • Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitors (w/ isolating foam)

  • Klipsch R-10SWi Wireless Subwoofer (w/ isolation platform)

  • Odyssey CLP090E Carpeted Vinyl Case (No room for shelf storage currently)

    Most items were purchased through Turntable Lab, Amazon, or Best Buy's Open Box items on eBay.

u/krutoneu · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Would you recommend the SVS Isolation Feet or Auralex Acoustic Foam or both?

u/Dunnlang · 1 pointr/PSVR

I have these for my speakers:

I have not tried them for pedals yet, but I do expect to have to do something like that for my rudder pedals when I start using them in my new place. I have hardwood floors. I don't hear much from above me, but can hear heavy footfalls some. My rudder pedals do make a fair amount of noise when they move though. I expect a lot of that to mechanically transfer through the floor.

Anyways, it's my plan, not something I have actually tested. The pad is quite sturdy, firm and heavy. It should stay in place quite well.

u/TLE_OnTheInternet · 1 pointr/letsplay

I hear some pretty good things about microphone boxes. I haven't used one myself, though, and that link's just one of the first that came up in a quick Google. Seems like it might be a cheaper and potentially more convenient option depending on your setup, though, so it might be worth looking into.

u/Stringmaster29 · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers
u/DOMMMination · 1 pointr/Twitch

Not really. The only real volume control im aware of is the gain and that will increase all noises it receives. it looks like that mic is a cardioid microphone which means that it receives sound form one direction more than the others so you can try positioning it at different angles to see if that helps at all. Ive heard about someone using something like this but Im not sure how effective it is

u/FergvisionFilms · 1 pointr/youtubers

I think a shotgun microphone should help here along with some blankets or acoustic treatment. You can pick up this shotgun microphone and some isolation to try and get that noise dampened. This will work if you are recording to a camera with a mic input, but if you don’t have a microphone input you can pick up this recorder which will also double as a recording interface. If you need to place your mic further away from your camera or recorder, this cord will give you some length to position it where you need. This is really nice if your camera is a few feet or more away from where you’ll be while shooting, as an added bonus the closer you place your microphone to your subject, the better it will pick sound and reject sounds you don’t want.

The shotgun mic should reject sound coming from the sides and pickup clear audio from the front. Place this close to your mouth and you’re good to go. I use a shotgun microphone to record voiceovers and videos at my desk because just like your place, it seems like my neighbors are always doing something loud. It’s useful to check your audio with some headphones to hear what background noise you might be picking up, then adjust.

If you’re still getting noise you’ll need to pick a time where you can record that you know to be more quiet. It’s a bit of a pain but unfortunately most home productions have to work around some sort of obstacle, just don’t let it keep you from making some videos!

u/jimmysaint13 · 1 pointr/recordthis

It's this stand with this isolation shield.

The booth is 2m tall, but I'm kinda short at 5'6" so it's plenty tall enough for me.

u/Tee900 · 1 pointr/MusicCritique

Glad I could help! And no, just putting your mic in the corner won't help. You have to find a way to get that corner and ceiling padded with something. I've made vocal booths out of cardboard and cheap sound proofing. Not recommended. Something I bought not too long ago has been working surprisingly well.

I use that, then put a sound proof panel over the top. I was certain I was wasting my money on a quick fix but I don't regret it in the slightest. Put THAT in the corner and you've got some results. Need a good quality heavy mic stand though so it can add up for me when I was dirt poor haha. Obviously if you're screaming a loud main vocal line from 6 feet away from the mic you're still going to get room sound, but is worth the investment for the improvement I saw.

I hear you with the intonation problem. Bought a cheap classical 6 months ago that sounds beautiful, but the cheapness shows through there. It's a shame you would have to change any bit of that song to compensate for quality equipment.

I honestly don't know which mic to recommend for you. Sound like you're using a condenser? I usually recommend dynamic but I love how lo-fi it sounds. You've heard of Dr. Dog right? That song screamed early day Dr. Dog. Lo-fi for a reason, not because you don't know what you're doing. (even if you don't lol)

I'm shocked you are using garage band. Biggest mistake I see with people new to production is everything is too loose and floppy with the starts and stop of instruments. Yours is very tight and holds the idea of the song very well. I can groove on it without cringing at slightly misplaced strums or bass lines. For not knowing much about mixing this is very impressive.

It has a very intimate "I'm talented and getting by with what I can to make good music" feel. The only issue I see is that this seems like the song on the album that deviates from having a full band and is a novel clap and snap acoustic bit to shake things up. I hope to hear you change it up enough through out your material because that might be difficult. I didn't say that though. No obstacles. Keep making it!

EDIT: Don't go buying the link I sent you without researching what you're getting, I might have linked you one to sit on a desk or something. But that is the brand I have.

u/Blvcklungs · 1 pointr/audioengineering

If you're just recording vocals, I recommend one of these guys:

That's the one I use/used in my apartment when recording vocals and worked rather well. There's cheaper ones out there, I just bought this one because I found it on sale on (I think MF).

u/Clintosity · 1 pointr/audiophile

Get something like It'll be way better than using the acoustic foam panels to your walls (they're also a bitch to put up).

u/sipagan · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

thanks for the recommendation. wouldn't a large diaphragm mic pick up a lot of ambient reflections? i record in a big room with pretty bare walls. treating it is just way too expensive, even hanging up cheap thrift store rugs.

i've been borrowing an MXL 990, a sub $100 large diaphragm condenser, which sounds great but picks up so much resonance. if i layer several guitar/vocal tracks with it, everything sounds far away and cheap due to all the reflections.

i was thinking about getting one of these mic shields with the large diaphragm mic and literally standing my mattress up directly behind me to catch some of the reflections. i don't really have a lot of ideas left

u/Meezymeek · 1 pointr/makinghiphop

This is the one I and a few other people I know use. I think it does the job quite well, however it is a bit on the heavy side, so you will need a sturdy mic stand. Definitely in your price range too.

u/MinorityBabble · 1 pointr/podcasts

There is really no good "cheap" solution, but there are a couple that would likely work well.

  1. This might not be entirely practical, but you could make a few sound deadening panels (plywood, and sound deadening foam with a base of some sort) that can be set up and taken down easily -- maybe stored in a closet, or under a bed. This is a solid DIY that provides a cheap and effective solution. What you could do is expand on the idea and make and put them on stands and place them around your recording area. You can't do much about ceilings, but it should still cut down on the echo significantly.

  2. If it doesn't mess up your flow with your co-hosts too much, you could build (or buy) something like this:

    This seems to be the most popular option:

    Obviously, this creates a problem because you can't look at your co-hosts, but it could dramatically increase the quality of your audio and save you a lot of post-production clean up.

    [edit] Just realized you're recording both you and your co-host at the same time on the single mic. As others have noted (especially with that mic) this is going to be noise no matter what. So, just reconjigger my comments so that they better apply to your set up. Or something. I'm so tired I have no idea what I'm saying.

u/Abstruse · 1 pointr/podcasts

Here's one and here's another, both called different things. There's another called "isolation box". But it's exactly what you've got there - acoustic diffusion foam affixed to the inside of a box or to a plastic shield.

u/salaciousbumm · 1 pointr/makinghiphop

Thank you for the feedback, good sirs.

I actually made a ghetto ass "recording box." I got a large paper box (like the ones from office max that have 12 reems of paper in them) and treated it. I glued a bunch of foam in it and put my mic in it. It does require that I sit down while I record though.

I also run a heavy hiss reduction after i record too. If you guys have some extra cash, either treat the room or buy one of these

u/ffats · 1 pointr/audio

I see, sorry.

For the noise, especially with real time audio like Skype is, there's not much you can do besides quiet down your room or rearrange it so that the noise is diminished. You might have luck with something like this but it's not exactly desktop-friendly like I imagine your setup needs to be.

For preamp recommendations, I need to ask a few questions.

  1. I'm supposing that your needs are for spoken word, not so much recording music with the TLM?
  2. What Preamp/Audio Interface are you currently using?
u/SpatulaOblongata · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Get an acoustic shield, it's a very easy and portable way to get good sound from an untreated room. I use this one with my condenser mic in a similar room and it sounds great:

u/m1stertim · 1 pointr/audioengineering

We have threads for this every monday and thursday.

But to answer your question, if you're trying to reduce noise, a better mic won't do much. Read the sidebar to learn about dynamic/condenser/ribbon mics; in a noisy environment, a dynamic mic will pick up the least noise. The e945 will sound a little better, but it won't reduce noise.

There's nothing wrong with your interface. How is it holding you back?

On a budget in an unmodifiable place, if it's just one person, these are handy for noise reduction.

u/R3v7no · 1 pointr/Vive

> mybecca on amazon and approx 400 tiles

Which pack did you order for that many tiles? I can't find any bulk options and if I counted properly I need about 250

This seems to be the best deal at $1.25/tile

u/leafjerky · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I like the sound dampening, going to add it. It's not too pricey either :)

u/joeflux · 1 pointr/NSFWgaming

I don't know anything about sound recording, but isn't this a perfect example of why you really need soundproofing wall tiles if you're going to record in a small room?

u/shadmed · 1 pointr/Twitch

Acoustic panels help a lot, not only by muting sound but also avoiding echo of soundwaves bouncing around. Do your research on how to mount them because this are literally just foam panels with no mounting equiptment.

You don't have to cover a wall, the more you get the more effective it is but feel free to test out maybe buying a few first.

u/Preston_3399 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

They’re actually just acoustic panels. They’re really cheap and you can just put them up with command strips! Here’s 12 of them for 16 bucks, and I think you can also get them at guitar center.

u/cryospam · 1 pointr/msp

If it's a fairly small building, then line the walls with sound absorbing foam.

I used to run a helpdesk that was in a traditional basement room, and the crosstalk was insane. I finally said fuck it and convinced the owners to buy us a couple hundred dollars worth of packs of sound deadening foam (was only like 1 inch thick) and I came in on a Saturday and spray glued it to the walls.

It made a WORLD of difference, especially for the guys who were near the walls and were getting the worst crosstalk.

THIS is what I used. It is inexpensive and it works really well.

I got a 2 to 1 mix of the green panels and the black ones and laid them out in patterns so it wouldn't be so dark as well.

u/vanfanel1car · 1 pointr/oculus

Maybe start padding your walls and things?

u/TheBattleRoyalerYT · 1 pointr/NewTubers

First thing I noticed when viewing your video is that their is a echo that may drive away potential subscribers. I have two fixes for this I recommend using both because the second one is free. The first fix I have is investing in some acoustic panels to hopefully try and absorb more sound than have it be transmitted back as a echo. Here is a link to a 12 pack on Amazon. Depending on how serious you are with YouTube and how willing you are to invest in your set-up their are better options out their that will do a better job. Secondly, I recommend you getting an application called audacity if not already using it. This application is not only used for echo but for things such as bass, treble, noise reduction, etc. It is kinda complicated at first so if you need a tutorial I recommended an up to date tutorial by a YouTuber named Muazz to another review.

u/roadkill336 · 1 pointr/DIY

I know egg crate foam like /u/YouHadTimeToWaste suggested is popular for DIY soundproofing. You could also just buy tiles which are meant for the purpose
I'd also suggest doing something like this to pad the floor, both for the kids' safety and for soundproofing. You could also lay rugs over that if you feel like it.
You could also keep some blankets and pillows out for fort building.

u/Ehloanna · 1 pointr/Twitch

Get some of these bad boys if you're worried about it carrying through the walls:

u/greerhead · 1 pointr/Twitch

You could try using egg cartons but I don't know how effective they would be, otherwise you could try buying some of the real stuff and see if it helps.

u/YOURMOM37 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

12 Pack Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 1" X 12" X 12"

this is the panels I got also I don't plan on doing music or anything loud just commentary

Also is there any way to stop noise from coming in from outside the room?

u/zazathebassist · 1 pointr/podcasting

:P It happens.

Another thing that helps a lot if there's a lot of echos or reverb is just a little bit of soundproofing.

A few squares hung up with double sided tape or thumb tacks will greatly reduce echos, if the issue isn't the side of the Yeti he's speaking into.

u/Tuarham · 1 pointr/battlestations

You can get them on Amazon, and probably otherwebsite as well. Look for Acoustic Panels. They have different styles, colors, thicknesses. I know there are some differences on functionality, but for most people the cheapest foam panels should be fine.

like this 12 pack.

u/LUF · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

You could try putting these behind your prints, not too cost-prohibitive --

u/RazzlePrince · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

oh sorry I was thinking of the snowball, but it's the ICE version, cheaper and it's just the same mic, but without the different modes, Microphone Link and here are accessories, the boom stand is much better than the tiny stand they give you, and it's better for freedom, and it comes with extra bits for future proofing Suspension Stand Here's some medium quality padding if needed Padding and a nice pop filter to stop the P's and S's slipping through Pop Filter This is all the same stuff I use and it is a wonderful starter kit, I highly recommend this to you!

u/seenliving · 1 pointr/homelab

I'm installing a rackmount UPS soon too and I plan on using the shelf below. It supports up to 200 lbs which should be more than enough for your model.

NavePoint 1U Rack Mount 4-Post Shelf Rail Full Depth - 33.5" deep

u/Pirate2012 · 1 pointr/homelab

Dell Tower Server, T620 [ 100 lbs ] that I wish to mount inside a 4post, square hole server rack.

Will these work ?

as they can extend to cover the 30" depth of the Dell T620 or is something heavier duty required

u/candre23 · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

Ideally, you get rails specifically for your server. You attach the rails to the rack (front and back), and then slide the server onto the rails. However, generic shelf rails like this are generally cheaper if your server didn't come with the fancy rails.

And no, that last rack you linked is not going to support an actual server. That is only for shallow/lightweight devices like simple switches, patch panels, and some smaller appliances.

u/diabloman8890 · 1 pointr/homelab

In case anyone finds this by Googling later, I experimented with two different generic rail kits, for science:

  • NavePoint 1U Rack Mount 4-Post Shelf Rail Full Depth
    ** I tried these first, and they DO NOT fit a Lenovo SA120 in a standard 19" square-hole rack. The design of these rails means they stick inwards about 1/4 centimeter beyond flush with the rail, making it an extremely tight squeeze for larger hardware like a (2U) SA120. While that alone might still be usable in some racks, additionally the depth of these rails is adjusted with some screws that have heads that stick yet another few millimeters inside, making it impossible to seat the machine. It might be possible to make the squeeze if you have a round hole or threaded rack, but I wouldn't chance it.

  • CyberPower 4POSTRAIL 4-Post Universal Rack Mount Rail Kit
    ** These worked for me. They're a similar design to the NavePoint, but they leave a few precious extra millimeters between posts that made all the difference. It's still a tight squeeze, and I had to remove the SA120's rack ear protectors to make it fit (you can put them back on after), but it's in there good and securely, and flush with the rest of the equipment. Looks great.

    Thanks to /u/Mthrboard for pointing me in the right direction, and to /u/donnydavis for offering to sell me a genuine kit!
u/trs21219 · 1 pointr/homelab

Been using this for the past few weeks for a Dell R715. Works great.

u/ronniemex · 1 pointr/audiophile

You can do something as simple as acoustic wedge panels:

Mount them to cardboard first, then to the walls just to quell those reflections you may have from the ceiling and walls. I would really only concern myself with the wall/ceiling behind the speakers, and the wall behind your listening position since it looks like the room has a shallow depth.

Other than that, I would just sit back and enjoy. Hopefully to your ears its the best sounding system you have heard, because that's all that really matters.

u/Harder_Tory · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/BigCliff · 1 pointr/DIY

Yes, get the memory foam tips for your earbuds.

Add in a thick rug and some open cell acoustic foam on those plywood walls to soak up even more. What did you make the roof out of?

u/kccolden · 1 pointr/battlestations

Acoustic panels are like 15 dollars for a pack of 12 on Amazon.

u/KingTheRing · 1 pointr/VideoEditing

If i were you i would just try recording at night,turn off any stuff like AC,fans and other noise inducing things.

Then,i would buy some acoustic panels like [this](

Then,find a room that is quiet,like your basement or a closet. Keep in mind that acoustic panels don't soundproof your room, they only absorb sounds in the room like echo.

Get a cheap condenser microphone like [this]( in a kit with everything to get you started.

If you have windows in the recording room,get the heaviest curtains on them since that is probably the place where you will have most unwanted sound entering your recording room.

A microphone enclosure like [this]( can be used to isolate your microphone and get less echo and reverb.

Then,you should practice recording and breathing out slowly and through nose away from the mic.

And finally, get a program to edit your audio further until you are satisfied.


EDIT: I don't know what is wrong with the hyperlinks,if anyone knows feel free to tell me what i did wrong

u/billsender · 1 pointr/audioengineering

There's a bunch of different ways you can set them up. I'd read a few articles on acoustical treatment to see what works best for you.

u/acdcgod · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

my buddy loves his wireless beats, but i think they're pretty pricey.
damn now that ive looked at amazon, these are fairly cheap

not sure how "professional" they are but i bet they do a decent job.

u/ooglieguy0211 · 1 pointr/techsupport

Check their website, there may be some software you can get there. Also, using a muff or pop filter can help to reduce the background noise.

Another thing is that you have a condenser microphone and it functions differently than a dynamic mic. Here is a Youtube video about the differences: The part you want to pay attention to is after 2:14 but the first of the video is a good education into the actual differences.

Lastly, if you are using it for streaming or video editing types of activities, you should invest in some sound deadening material for the surrounding area. Things like the foam you see in the radio studios, really absorb sound well. Here's a suggestion for that:

u/lepigpengaming · 1 pointr/drums
u/biking4jesus · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

some of these foam panel squares would help, but not be totally soundproof.

also, changing the door to this room from hollow core, to a solid door will do wonders.

if you own the place, and want to get renovation crazy, there are other options.

u/Kestral2040 · 1 pointr/swdestiny

I got some super cheap padding stuff on Amazon and I cut it up and put it in there so it doesn't rattle. Something like this:


That being said, I don't think the dice are gonna get scratched either way. I'm just paranoid.

u/hansarch · 1 pointr/AskNYC

I can still hear the sirens aloud, but better than having nothing on my window. This is my setup around the window AC. I've used 1 sheet of bass wood(bought it from blicks)+3 layers of cardboard+acoustic panel (really thin, it's basically a sponge, but it helps with sound not bouncing around the window sills)


so i guess, in total, that is about 2~3 inches of thickness.

u/Cartossin · 1 pointr/audiophile

I was thinking of buying some of these.
Is that not good enough?

edit: or maybe the 2" variety...

u/PrinceETheTruth · 1 pointr/buildastudio
u/Smileynameface · 1 pointr/shittysuperpowers

You need a belt box

BELTBOX: Vocal Dampener for Singers, Actors, Performers, Stress Relief. A Portable Warm-Up Room.

u/Myredditusername2016 · 1 pointr/singing

All great comments guys, thanks for tips and sharing your personal techniques. Just wanted to update and say while I'm still not 100% about making them deal with my singing, I know eventually "I got to do what I got to do", as the old saying goes. As long as it's in reasonable hours I don't see why someone developing a skill/practicing (what I hope can be considered) music should be a problem.

Also, I found this real handy tool called the 'Beltbox'. You can do warmups and practice singing into it, rather than a shoe or pillow :)

u/hawaiiboi719 · 1 pointr/depressed
u/ub3rscoober · 1 pointr/singing

i've never used the product but I remember seeing this on an ad somewhere:

mixed reviews but it could be worth a try if you can afford it.

u/beatleboop · 1 pointr/BDSMcommunity

Maybe you can do something with this? I'd run it by r/BdsmDIY for a total solution - not sure if breathing is a problem with this device.

u/SHREK_2 · 1 pointr/singing

I bought a belt box and i kinda love it. i can vocalize pretty late into the night and it bothers no one. also helps with not "listening to yourself" and focusing on sensation.

u/unkindregards · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

NTA but here's a suggestion: this is a belt box and a lot of my opera/musical theater friends have them for when they travel and need to warm up, but don't want to disturb others. Fair warning: It looks like a muzzle though.

u/kwirky · 1 pointr/audiophile

I've got an older pair of Bronze 2's on my desk and these made a really significant difference.

u/JGBeats · 1 pointr/edmproduction

I will go with something else, for example these Yamaha hs5 which is around $399/pair: and some Studio Monitor Pads ($15): which can be put on any desk or stands.

u/pizzadave1985 · 1 pointr/battlestations

It was these ones but they’re unavailable now. Check the descriptions on other pads. Usually they’ll say what speakers they’re sized for or look at the dimensions. Around 7” wide and I think 10” long is about what you’re looking for.

u/ComradeGrumbles · 1 pointr/audiophile

Most will be about the same thing, so go as cheap as you can. These ones seemed to be the thickest I could find for the price.

u/yngri · 1 pointr/vinyl

Get yourself some [sound isolation pads](http://Sound Addicted - Studio Monitor Isolation Pads for 5'' Inch Monitors, Pair of Two High Density Acoustic Foam which Fits most Speaker Stands . They are tilted so the speakers will shoot sound closer towards the ear level and also will cancel out the vibrations.

u/BullBuchanan · 1 pointr/hometheater

Sound Addicted - Studio Monitor Isolation Pads for 5'' Inch Monitors, Pair of Two High Density Acoustic Foam which Fits most Speaker Stands | SMPad 5

u/polypeptide147 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I think just put the right one on one of these and the left one on one of these and you'll be good. That will fix the height issue as well as the vibration dampening issue.

Ah, yeah the cord for those is pretty short. Oh well.

So a pretty big problem with active speakers, as you found out, is the constant buzzing from them. You can't stop this. It's really common in active speakers.

u/phcorrigan · 1 pointr/audioengineering

FYI, you can buy these same monitor stands under different brand names for anywhere between $39 and $100. I bought the $39 version:

I also bought the following isolation pads, although Ethan Winer says decoupling is unnecessary:

u/ColdDonut · 1 pointr/audiophile

Picked up a pair of these foam pads for the 530's. I had them on the glass table for the longest time and noticed quite a difference. No more rattling and the bass is exceptional now!

In the pic:

JBL 530's

  • Modi 2 MB

  • Emotiva A-500


  • Valhalla 2 w/ different toooobs

  • Bimby

  • Custom cable (Navy/Black/Silver)

u/DecentDesert · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Thanks! These are some very handy tips.

I'm in need of 2 1/4 TR cables to plug the monitors into the audio interface, any recommendations from Amazon?


Regarding the stand, since I have to buy cables anyway, would I benefit from something like this (, or is it a waste of money and better use book, as you said?

u/eesyjakeoven · 1 pointr/podcast

I personally wouldn’t go for a camera right away. Video podcasts are fun, but if you’re just starting out, you want to focus more on quality audio before messing with video. You’re going to want a mic that runs off phantom power rather than a USB mic. That being said, I recommended getting this cat right here. Super easy to use, works with all audio software and computers. And you can use mics that require phantom power which makes your audio sound, well, better. Just buy some decent condenser mics and record in a sound tight room and you’re good. Most mics you use will be okay as long as you record in the right room. Carpeted, small, you can also buy these to help with sound proofing.

u/RembrandtMaven · 1 pointr/qatar
u/Astramancer_ · 1 pointr/DIY

>I don't quite understand the difference between open cell and closed cell foam.

Think the difference between a sponge (open cell) and a styrofoam cup (closed cell).

"Pluck Foam" is a pretty popular product for applications like this. Basically it's open-cell foam with a grid cut into it most of the way through the foam pad. This lets you "pluck out" various squares to approximate the shape of the object you're wanting to protect. Commonly used when transporting minis for wargaming.

Not sure you'd find some that thin, though. this one is $11 for a bit over a square foot, but it's also 5x thicker than what you're talking about.

Acoustic foam might be closer to what you're wanting, it's certainly in the right price and dimension range, but it's also got that "egg crate" pattern that might be annoying for your purposes.

Upholstery foam might also be what you're looking for.

u/XxGingerSharkxX · 1 pointr/prusa3d

Looks great. But I would suggest that you move the PSU out of the chamber to keep it cool. Also here is a link for some sound proofing foam and a link for a temp and humidity monitor. Lastly here is a final link to the ikea Prusa enclosure. I say get a few parts from this guide, but yours is so much better. I’m using a ROBO3D R1+ that I got from a pawn shop and modified overtime. Yours looks better

u/BlahhJacob · 1 pointr/killteam

I purchased some from amazon for around 10 dollars and they seemed to be just fine for moving and storing miniatures. (I didnt end up using them)

u/KiltedCajun · 0 pointsr/homelab
u/Caspius · 0 pointsr/videos

Sound guy here, all that open space and super nice hard floors make for terrible acoustics and a lot of echo. If you like the look, I would definitely throw up some acoustic panels

Otherwise, a couple tapestries and some throw rugs should make the space sound much warmer less cavernous.

u/rawbface · 0 pointsr/audioengineering

No, but you can build a small microphone box that can significantly reduce room reflections.

Here is a commercial version but you could easily build one yourself on the cheap.

u/L2TheEye · 0 pointsr/makinghiphop

>yeah all you need is your Audient iD14, and your dbx.. Depending on your room, maybe gets some acoustic foam for the walls (the entire wall does not have to be covered), and a carpet. then you're good to go.


u/thatkidnamedrocky · -1 pointsr/hometheater

I had got some of these.

Yeah It seems like they can only hear the Bass. I don,t really want to be the asshole who is blasting there music late at night. But I feel that its at a reasonable level. They want the sound so low that I basically cant hear any detail in my music without headphones. You could stand outside my door and not hear it. It seems like it might be traveling up the walls.

The headphones I currently have are MDR-XB1000 but I find that these leak sound a lot and are louder than my speakers.

u/Route66_LANparty · -1 pointsr/buildapc

Alternate ultimate air cooler for Define R4 above:

u/Camoman1234567 · -2 pointsr/sodapoppin
u/Pendarvis · -3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

You can buy 20 square feet of soundproofing to put on your walls for around 20 dollars on amazon I believe. I'd buy maybe 2 or 3 of that just for good measure and maybe put in a groovy shag carpet for the floor. If you plan on having drums, you'll definitely need to fill them with rags or pillows and just hope no one calls the police hahaha.

This sounds good and ought to do

u/thesugarat · -4 pointsr/homelab

I put my R710s at the bottom of the rack. One actually has the sliding rails though. The other just sits at the bottom. I do have several of these but I have no clue if they’d hold the weight...

NavePoint Adjustable Rack Mount Server Shelf Shelves Rail Rails 1U