What is the cheapest way to sound dampen a closet?

My girlfriend has an amazing voice, but we live in a packed apartment complex.
Luckily, we live in a corner room, and the master bedroom has a closet which does not face any other apartments.
The Closet is:


Length: 8 1/3ft
Width: 5 ft
Height: 8 ft

I bought her The "M-Audio Delta 1010 LT".
She has "Pro Tools" and a nice condenser Mic (Samson C01) on a shock mount with a pop filter.
She also has a midi keyboard Casio CTK 573
and an acoustic guitar (Ibanez EW20ZWENT)  W/ midi output.

I figure the only thing were missing for decent recording is sound acoustical dampening or the likes.
Any suggestions?

Note: I am not looking to spend lots of money, as the card was already above my price range :/
I am not not very musically literate, so i really appreciate in advance your patience, knowledge, creativity, and time!
-Please Please Please Instructables Community, I will forever be in your debt if you can help me with this!

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Boba Jett2 years ago

Hi, I am a techy. Ive always used egg boxes stuck to the walls with cello tape. and stick lots of cushions and blankets in the room as they absorb sound fantastically :) Hope this helps

NostalgicStone (author) 7 years ago

Figured it out. Saved sponge protective padding from hundreds of bboxes at work, made sound dampening panels. Built small isolation pocket for condenser, hung blankets from rods across door side wall.
Thanks for the advice!

audimute absorption sheets work great in vocal booth applications..we actually just had a customer send us pictures of the one she made.. i posted her review below to give you some tips..

"I have been working in my home studio for years, and had reasonably good acoustics in my last apartment.  I recently moved apartments, and my new place is very echoey.  After piling up pillows and singing with a blanket over my head, I realized I needed a better soundproofing solution.  I ordered a SE reflexion filter for $300, but that didn't seem to make a significant difference.   My friend, Mike,  told me that if we ordered Audimute sheets, we could easily construct a basic workable sound booth in my kitchen pantry closet!  The ceiling is quite high, so he constructed a light shelf which we stuffed with old pillows on the top. We then used seven of the eight Audimute blankets that we ordered to nearly double wrap the interior of the closet.

The difference the blankets make is phenomenal!! I get the dry vocal sound I need to continue my home recording at a fraction of the cost of building a full blown recording booth.  The cat likes to hang out in the booth too, 'cuz it's cozy and quiet."

give us a call if you need some advice..866-505-6883 or visit audimutesoundproofing.com
gcrdcn8 years ago
Hang, drape or suspend blankets, quilts or carpeting on the walls, ceiling and doors.   With 3/4" pvc sprinkler pipes, you can make a frame to wedge or hang the free materials.