- You really don't want your neighbors to hear what you are doing in your home studio, and in the same time you don't want your microphone to capture any sounds from neighbors.
- When you record and mix a song, it's better to have a minimum echo from the room. You need to work with clear sound. If you want echo or reverb, you can add it in the mixing process, but when you record, you need to record clear sounds.
How to setup acoustic foam in a home studio
The main area of interest when you attempt to insulate a recording and mixing area, are the area around the microphone and around the speakers. In the microphone area, you should insulate the wall behind the microphone, and the sidewalls. An alternative scenario is to use an acoustic foam especially made for the microphone, just like in the picture above.
You're good to go now.