Since I started offering blankets for sale online – I noticed that most of online customers are not moving companies, movers. One unexpected for me demand to use moving bla nkets was for deadening sound. Once I got an urgent request from a customer who had to have the blankets NOW! Because her dog was making so much noise – landlord threatened to evict her!
Many orders come from aspiring and professional musicians and film makers. People who need to create a special requirements for making a good recording.
With cooperation from one of them we specially designed a moving blanket for sound proofing.
The thickness of the blanket was suggested to be 8.2 lbs which seems to be optimal for sound proofing without making blanket too bulky and difficult to handle.
The Color choice , One side Black and the other side White, was also selected to satisfy film maker’s special light reflection requirements.
FILM MAKER’S BLANKETS. MOVING BLANKET FOR SOUND PROOFING
Can Moving Blankets be used for sound proofing?
Many filmmakers use moving blankets for sound proofing, If the Moving blankets can be used for soundproofing, what should you expect from them?
Recording studios understand the usefulness if not necessity of having so-called “sound blankets” to absorb sound, especially with less than ideal mics etc.. There are special blankets made of special materials and that’s what professionals use, but they cost a way more than cas strapped studio can afford Heavy Blanket with Glass Beads Fill B07KQZN4LS.
Here’s the question a musician might ask “Can I get reasonable (not necessarily best possible) results just using inexpensive quilted furniture moving pads?” Well, the moving blankets might not be the best at deadening sound (stopping reflections), but the large thick type would certainly help the acoustics in many indoor situations.
Acoustic treatment is one area where experinced do not place a whole heap of value in buying specialist products (at least, not for on set applications). Having a carpeted room in a quiet neighborhood with some soft furniture (beds/couches) inside is often enough to give good results if the correct mic choice is made (here Im not talking make and model, but polar pattern), and that mic is put in an appropriate place. And when you DO get optimal recording conditions, then your audio sounds INCREDIBLE.