EGGS ARE MUSIC TO THE NEIGHBORS’ EARS
I’m an avid egg eater, but I never imagined that my taste for eggs would lead me to an innovative DIY design for a recording studio. That’s exactly what happened, however, when I decided to try to create a recording studio in my house on the cheap.
Last year my friends and I were looking into soundproofing our spare room, so we could create a recording space for our band practices. We had been tormenting our neighbors with our rock-out sessions, and we really thought it was time to protect our neighbors’ eardrums from our heavy-metal performances. We soon realized that this would be an expensive investment, and as broke music students, we wanted to find an affordable solution.
When we went shopping for the materials we would need at a music store, we noticed immediately that the acoustic foam used for soundproofing was the exact same shape as the stacks of egg cartons that were sitting in our backyard waiting to be recycled. A light bulb went on in our collective heads as we realized we might be able to put together exactly what we needed from the recycled egg cartons we already had kicking around at home. Upon returning home, we began to build ourselves a soundproofed space using egg cartons and glue guns. A couple of hours later, we were covered in hot glue and had covered an entire wall in cartons.
Over the next couple of weeks, we passionately ate eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner—scrambled, fried, poached, you name it! If it contained eggs, we ate it. We had an egg in one hand, glue gun in the other. We were able to complete our DIY recording studio in a matter of weeks, for basically no cost. As an added bonus, we were able to load up on lots of protein and vitamins in the process.