DIY Microphone Shield/Gobo – 2 Minutes (with Video!)

Stuff you need: Glue, Binder and Foam

Stuff you need: Glue, Binder and Foam

Acoustics First understands that the Do-it-Yourself spirit in the audio world is alive and well, and here is another one of our contributions to that community.

The personal mic shield… all you need is…

  • Foam safe Glue
  • a One inch thick, three ring binder
  • two 1 foot x 1 foot pieces of foam
  • 2 Minutes

Got everything together?
Do you have 2 minutes?
Let’s do this!
Watch the video…

Or follow the steps…

Open the Binder

Open the Binder

Open the binder and bend the bottom tab flat.

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Spray the Binder and the back of the foam with glue.

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Wait for a few seconds for the glue to get tacky, then carefully stick the foam to the binder – be sure to apply pressure to allow for a strong bond.

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Give the glue some time to dry.

After the glue sets, slide the rings of the binder over a bare mic stand – the top tab will hold the shield up.
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All Done! Just set up your mic and you’re ready to go!

Complete Mic Shield with Microphone.

Complete Mic Shield with Microphone.

This DIY project is brought to you by Acoustics First – Be inspired and sound great doing it. Enjoy!


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You don’t always hear what you see…

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Sometimes you enter a space that sounds amazing and wonder what treatments are being used.  Many times the treatments are behind the curtain… both figuratively and in reality.


Learn about some of the ways acoustic treatments are hidden in plain sight, obscured from view, camouflaged, or just displayed proudly – Nick Colleran points out the not so obvious.

You just might find – you get what you need.

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(Special thanks to the Great Philosopher Jagger)

– Acoustics First

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Acoustic product revolution inspires listeners…


Special Announcement

Download full release here. (.pdf file 544 KB)

04/01/2015 9:00 AM EST
We at Acoustics First are foaming at the mouth to announce the freshest development since sliced bread – a line of acoustic materials designed to go together like peas and carrots to solve all your acoustic problems.

BaconFuzor LettuceSorber TomaTRAP
This 1’x4’ diffuser meats a need for the more carnivorous audiophile! The size is trim and all of the profiles are slightly different – allowing for a delicious array of mouth-watering diffusion! Let your highs sizzle and your midsection pop with this no-Fat solution. We guarantee you’ll be happy as a ham.
– $155.00 Each
This molded foam morsel has scrumptious surface area with its leafy 24” diameter and a lush 8” deep profile to add to the effectiveness of this heady absorber. Brush off that muddiness and experience crisp mids and fresh highs with this leafy addition to the room.
– $308.00 for 4
A ceramic Helmholtz resonator designed for 84 Hz and a natural range from ~70-100 Hz. This mutant turns up the juice with its BASStalk™ Resonator, which contains resonant threads that enhance sympathetic resonant frequency cancellation – providing a recipe for thick, juicy, delicious bass.
– $499.00 for 2

bltlabel BLT-sandwich

Juicy, crisp, delicious acoustics sandwiched into an easy  package.
The BLT Sandwich™ includes:
7 – BaconFUZOR™ 12 – LettuceSORBERS™ 2 – TOMATRAP™
-$2399.00 Kit – Savings of $300
Limited Time Gifteggstands
Order now and scramble those low frequencies – Structural vibration is no yolk! – Set of 4

Acoustic Product Revolution Inspires Listeners…
For Our Own Leaf Sings!

© 2015 Acoustics First Corporation

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Season’s Greetings from Acoustics First – 2014

Season’s Greetings from Acoustics First!

DIY Gift idea using Tone Tiles

DIY Gift idea using Tone Tiles™ and some Creativity!

Acoustics First would like to offer this Do-It-Yourself gift idea to all of our readers this year.

If you’ve got a creative painting habit, give a customized gift that not only shows your creative talents, but also helps to improve the sound of the room!

Above is a festive holiday painting on one of our 1’x2′ Tone Tiles™.

Want to go a little bigger?  We also have 2’x3′ Tone Tiles™ in Stock.

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2′ x 3′ panel  Photo from iPhone


A Second Idea is to get a photo printed on a Tone Tile™.

Got a really great vacation photo or family photo on your phone?  Most phones today have pretty decent cameras, and if you have the right photo, a local printer may be near you that can clean it up and print it onto one of our Tone Tiles™.*

How about “posting” that photo to the “wall” of your living room, and have a great conversation piece as well as improved acoustics – at the same time !



Season’s Greetings and Happy Gift Giving!

– Acoustics First

* Don’t forget to ask your local printer if they have flatbed printing capabilities.


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Tone Tiles™ – New! More Square Feet! Same Great Price!

That’s right!  The Tone Tile™ line of products is expanding (literally.)  We have added a new Size to the line of Paintable/Printable Tone Tiles™ – the New 2′ x 3’!  Same Great price of $325 a box!

Look for our new ad in The Absolute Sound!

Look for our new ad in The Absolute Sound!

We still have the box of Ten 1’x2′ Tone Tiles™ for $325, but now you have the option to get a box of Four 2’x3′ Tone Tiles™ for the same $325!   These are still paintable or printable, just bigger ~ So they have a larger impact visually and acoustically!  Know an artist?  Support the local artists or the artist in your own house – and create a one-of-a-kind piece of acoustic art!

Paintable and Printable

3 Panels – Hand Painted by local Artist – Scott Cuervo

Got a great photo on your phone?  We have seen some really great results with photos taken straight from their iPhone!  Now, there is a way you can really take those photos and put them on your wall!  They look great, and improve the acoustics of your room in the process.

Amsterdam iPhone photo

2 foot x 3 foot panel printed from a Photo taken from an iPhone 5 (photo by Leah Grey)

If the 1’x2′ or the 2’x3′ Tone Tiles™ are not exactly what you are looking for, we also provide custom sizes up to 4’x8’!  Quick shipping is not available for custom orders.

To review:

  • New Tone Tile™ Box – Four Tone Tiles™ in a Box / 2’x3′ each.  (24 square feet)
  • Original Tone Tile™ Box – Ten Tone Tiles™ in a Box / 1’x2′ each. (20 square feet)

Either Option – Quick Ship available – Only $325.00/box

Printable/Paintable – get creative and sound great at the same time.



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