Archive for the ‘Music Soundproofing’ Category

How to soundproof

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

This new and updated article on “How to soundproof” is the best we have seen out there to date. Clearly explained with vivid graphics this article is a must read whether your soundproofing a room, an office building or your basement. Sound is an issue and what used to once a nuisance from the outside is now a nusiance in your own home as well. With game consoles and large HD TV’s creeping into homes you may want your own quiet bedroom. Be sure to read that article and comment below on your thoughts.

You can read more on noise pollution here

Will the Rock n’ Roll School Be Too Noisy?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The former Woodstock Jewish Congregation building in Saugerties will soon be a school – a rock n’ roll school, that is.

After months of planning, the representatives of the Paul Green Rock Academy seemed to have convinced concerned neighbors and planning board members that they have sufficient plans for soundproofing the rooms in the building before opening for business.

With an open date slated for July, the facility will feature a series of 5 classrooms. There will also be a recital hall. The school is geared towards children ages 8 through 18 and will focus mainly on the mastery of classic rock skills. Sounds like the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s don’t stand a chance of dying any time soon.

There were some other stipulations that had to be met. The facility is only allowed to hold 24 recitals per year, each ending no later than 10pm. They can only be held on Fridays and Saturdays and any shows on Sundays must be matinee performances. The noise must be no louder than 60 decibels at the property line.

It seems like the Paul Green Rock Academy wants to be a good neighbor while offering a valuable service to society and the community. Hopefully their neighbors will be satisfied with their sound barrier plans and will give the school the space and respect it deserves. Besides, it sounds like they’ll have plenty of great shows to enjoy in the near future!

Owens Corning Panels

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Every DJ knows that the music is only as good as the acoustics of the hall/room that the music is being played in. Acoustics is an art of it’s own with ceiling,wall panels, bass traps etc. The most common panels start with a raw fiberglass panel manufactured by Owens Corning. These panels are sometimes used to cover whole walls which are then covered by fabric. The most common line of these panels are called Owens Corning 703 panels. They are available in thicknesses of 1,2 and 4 inches with various facings.

The importance of Acoustics

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

A DJ’s music will only be as good as the reverb in the room the music is playing in. Some outlets have great acoustics while some are just downright lousy. By the time you come to play your music it is too late. However the organizers should be in the know on how to properly attune a hall to achieve great acoustics. We will be on the look out for some down to earth basic acoustic articles that can be a good place to start,

Enjoy The Music

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

The surround system is great the music is fabulous yet there is something missing, it’s still grating on your ears. You are missing proper acoustics in the room. The sounds are bouncing off the walls and colliding with each other not allowing you to hear the purity of the music. There are many different acoustic panels available. From the best we have found is the Sonex brand which is available in a non flammable willtec foam. The main 2 types are the Acoustic Wall Panels which will mainly be used in living areas being that you can have really nice colored fabrics pulled over them. Then there are the Sonex Acoustic Panels that are meant to be used in recording studios, home theaters, offices and other commercial type areas, although we have seen the more muted style white panels appied to master bedroom ceilings.

Green Glue Information

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

As Green Glue Damping Compound continues to take the soundproofing world by storm there is always thirst for more and more information about this product. We already put up some pages regarding Green Glue and here is another nice page describing the different forms and application of Green Glue. Additionally there are some links there to a video and slide show about it. So take your time browsing the web and settling on the sound proofing product you feel comfortable with and that can give you the most bang for your buck. Don’t forget DJ’s also practice with plastic records in soundproof rooms before they hit the public eye.

Soundproofing a Shed

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Want to put that empty shed in the backyard to good use? We occasionally hear from acoustical artists looking for a quiet place to practice – a place where they won’t disturb family or neighbors. If this is you, and you have an empty shed (or one that can be emptied), you may want to consider soundproofing the shed and then doing your creative work out there.

Soundproofing a shed is pretty easy. All you’ll need to do is apply a layer of Green Glue damping compound to the existing walls and ceiling and then install new drywall over top. Since you’re in a shed, you may want to put a layer of Green Glue on the floor as well, under either drywall or tiles. Before you know it you’ll have you’re own sound absorbing box and your neighbors will never know you’re out there!

Do I Need Soundproof Headphones?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

So you want to enjoy your music in peace and quiet? Don’t want to be distracted by the sounds of the outside world? Soundproof headphones may seem like the best solution when you want to drown out noise from exterior sources but are they really the right choice?

Soundproof headphones may give you a great opportunity to listen to music without distraction but they are doing two things. First, the sound reverberating directly off of your eardrums can cause hearing problems later in life and, second, you can’t hear the voices of others trying to contact you – especially important in the event of an emergency.

Soundproof headphones may be the right choice every once in a while but if you regularly listen to music you might want to consider soundproofing your bedroom or music studio instead. In the end you’ll appreciate the quality of sound and ability to stay in touch with the world a whole lot more!

Illegal File Sharing

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

As this site started out as music site it is only proper for us to continue filling you in on the latest music news. Illegal files haring is a sore topic among artists and producers alike. As millions of profitable dollars dissapear . The digital age has caused the problem to increase ten fold. As studios and producers spend big bucks in their production including utilizing the latest technology available in the acoustic and soundproofing field. We can understand their frustration of constantly having to spend even more money in order to thwart attempts of unscrupulous characters. maybe they should pool their money together and launch a campaign, mandating all schools to teach the children that all their actions will be accountable before G-d. That may bring an air of honesty into the world.

Recording Studio Soundproofing

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

The first trick to effectively soundproofing a recording studio is to carefully build the interior walls. You will, of course, need to use soundproof materials to enhance sound absorption but the building techniques here are invaluable. Check out what the experts have to say!