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Old 04-27-2011, 10:13 AM
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Hey question about sound proofing


Okay, my house was raised which effected my basement big time. [Because the basement had dry walls, and sub rooms, rug, and a good setup. This was where I kept my musical instruments and drums.] However they are just about finished. My basement now is a 20 - 15 ft rectangle with 6' 7" ceiling hieght. The block walls are about 1 foot wide with most gaps filled with rebar and concrete. And there are 4 glazed block windows. The ceiling uses regular rectangle tiles with open spaces for rectangular lights.

How will this set up effect playing drums, recording, and sound quality? I might get some foam to put on the walls.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:32 PM
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Re: Hey question about sound proofing


The soundproofing of the room will depend on how much air can escape and how dense the materials between you and everyone else are. Windows could be a problem, and if you're trying not annoy the people above you then you may want to consider adding another ceiling of 1" MDF or sheet rock.

As for the accoustics of the room that all depends on what sort of sound youre going for in the room. If the room is too echoey then of course you'll want to add dampening to the walls. If you're trying to record classic rock drums/amp sounds, then you'll want to put in a wood floor and perhaps some 2 foot wide panels of plyboard intermitantly on the walls to add a little flavour to the recordings. If you're recording metal drums, I'd say just dampen the whole place and add some reverb later on the computer.

Good luck, and let us know how you get on.
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Re: Hey question about sound proofing


Yeah I figured out why a lot of sound is escaping is because of a storm door.
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Re: Hey question about sound proofing


Your big problem will be bounce back leave your rafters exposed and cover with carpet the thicker the better create a sub wall 4"gap from block and cover with carpet or foam rubber this wii absorb most of your reflective sound
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well your concrete walls will cause bounce and most likely feed back plus they do not sound proof.Make a sub wall frame of2by 4 studs add 2"of fiberglass insulation to outer wall and cover with acoustic ceiling tiles make sure you leave 2"gap in wall you will have no problem playing and recording
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