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I'm looking to soundproof my home recording studio...well okay, at the moment it's just a room where I record and draw/chill in!

Now I know there's no really cheap way of doing it...and that's a hard thing to do yourself. I've read up on it quite a bit and know that it's practically impossible to stop all noise due to resonance and frequencies yaddayadda!

But I was wondering whether anyone around here had successfully managed to soundproof at home and if anyone can give any advice on ways toat least block some of the sound escaping my room?

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Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:42 pm
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Egg cartons work, but im sure you're not gonna want a room covered with egg cartons haha.

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I have about $300-$500 worth of Auralex in my studio.


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egg cartons dont stop sound they just make the sound waves go off in different angles so that it doesnt bounce back and forward , killing reverb. This is why most dead rooms have odd angled walls.

mass stops sound, concrete walls are effective but not always possible for people like me. But ive found that a few thick matress's can be quite effective for poor people like me.


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my dads been trying this method in his jam studio, putting up those mattress like things and putting foam to bounce off the sound...didnt work... how bout trying a dvd? those How to's...

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One layer or a few layers off carpet on each wall and the door.

Then, egg cartons on top of the carpet blocks out alot of sound.


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I need to soundproof a room for my room, any more ideas, amigos?


Drumset in a room!!!!

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Move. :twisted:

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You can build a room inside of you room. The floor needs e.g. car tires underneath to create space between the two floors to avoid a direct vibration connection... knom sayin?

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one word = baffles


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PGA1000 Dude wrote:
You can build a room inside of you room. The floor needs e.g. car tires underneath to create space between the two floors to avoid a direct vibration connection... knom sayin?



Singapore flats can't allow you to do that. Government powers & and causes alot. lol

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Drew1986 wrote:
PGA1000 Dude wrote:
You can build a room inside of you room. The floor needs e.g. car tires underneath to create space between the two floors to avoid a direct vibration connection... knom sayin?



Singapore flats can't allow you to do that. Government powers & and causes alot. lol


ok, building a room inside another would have been the best solution (but it's also quite excessive)

here are some other ideas:
V-Drums
play only quiet jazz :?

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Two words:

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I think you just have to cover the walls with foam plates, and fill any spaces between doors and stuff, but don't really know how to reall do that, just a thought

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we soundproofed a basement with concrete walls and metal pipes all through it for recording.

took entire sheets of particle board and but them all around the walls 1 sheet thick.

did a walmart run and walked out with the cheap matress foam with the odd shaped designs.

panted the matress foam with roll on paint we had left over. buy a gallon of black if thats the colour you want.

once the paint dried we broke the foam in so that it was still flexible

made the patterns opposite each other and went around the entire basement, including the ceilings with the wood and foam.

soundproofed and no echos or natural reverb. can barely hear the drumset upstairs, is barely under a normal conversation level dB.

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