Soundproofing Your Room
- Soundproofing Your Room
- WHAT IS SOUNDPROOFING?
- PART ONE: LIFE HACKS TO MAKE YOUR ROOM(S) MORE SOUNDPROOF
- Seal the air leaks on your doors/windows:
- Reduce noise-reflecting surfaces:
- Invest in soundproof curtains:
- Look into acoustic panels:
- Put those books to good use:
- PART TWO: HOW THE PROS DO IT:
- Addition of Mass/Density
- Filling the Air Gaps
- PART THREE: THE BONUS
- Keeping air conditioning noise out:
- Silence your computer:
The world is a noisy place. That’s just a fact. And you, as a drummer, probably contribute a significant amount of noise to an already abundantly rowdy world. Your neighbors probably hate you. Or are deaf. Maybe because of you. Which is why you should seriously consider soundproofing your room(s). Another perk to soundproofing is you should be able to keep out the noises coming into your room, which in turn will make you more attentive to detail regarding the music you’re producing, now that it’s free from any external noises. Soundproofing a place may sound like a daunting task, and that’s why we’re here to help.
WHAT IS SOUNDPROOFING?
Before we get into how to make your room/rooms more soundproof, it’s important to distinguish what exactly it is and what we’re aiming to achieve. Ideally, soundproofing keeps outside noises (like traffic, footsteps, weather) to stay outside and not disturb your music sessions and keeps inside noises (i.e. your drums) inside, and not disturbing your neighbors.
Now unless a room is perfectly and completely soundproofed, you will not achieve the effect which you so crave, but below are a few simple ways you can apply towards making your spaces more soundproof, without having to break the bank or ring your local handyman. If you’re more serious about your soundproofing (and have some time, money and expertise), then we will also be discussing some more professional methods which we can use to soundproof rooms.