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Whats the best way to soundproof a drum practice room?

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  • Whats the best way to soundproof a drum practice room?

    Anyone know about home soundproofing?

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    Cheap soundproofing

    I should have said cheap soundproofing

    Originally posted by peteboy View Post
    Anyone know about home soundproofing?

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    • #3
      Cardboard and old carpet
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      • #4
        That'll deaden the sound within the room, but do nothing to prevent transmission of sound to other rooms.

        As Robert Fripp said when King Crimson were rehearsing in an old cottage in Dorset; "The walls are 3 feet thick, and I guarantee if the band is rehearsing in the living room, you won't hear them in the kitchen" (or something like that)

        The essential point being; to cut down the sound transmission, you need lots of mass in the party wall to cut down the sound waves; the heavier the wall is, the less it vibrates, and hence the more it cuts down transmission of sound.

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        • #5
          Try this - Soundproofing Walls, Ceilings and Windows

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          • #6
            One guy covered his walls with egg-boxes, apparently this actually works quite well!
            Pete
            New Homes Cornwall

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pgraves View Post
              One guy covered his walls with egg-boxes, apparently this actually works quite well!
              It’s one of those urban legends that people repeat over and over. I guess if you keep saying it often enough then it might be true. Sadly, in this case it is not.

              I can't give any direct links yet so...

              Google: urban legends egg boxes for soundproofing
              Sheffield based builder specialising in new build, house extension and boundary walls.
              http://www.squirrelconstruction.co.uk/

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              • #8
                My dad soundproofed our garage when i used to play the drums! I pretty sure he just used insulation boards! Did the trick!

                jaz

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                • #9
                  I have sound proofed my living room with stuff called Acoustilay it is a sheet of rubber and a layer of insulation it's not cheap and in my opinion is not that good so don't use it!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Whats the best way to soundproof a drum practice room?
                    1. Sound reduction techniques
                    2. Soundproofing means increasing the materials between you and outside sources of noise. Windows carry sound more easily than walls. Walls deaden sound, but don't cut it completely. Most homeowners don't like to use professional sound-deadening materials because they're unattractive. Common household items can be used to reduce sound. Hanging heavy drapes and installing double-glazed windows reduces sound. Thick carpet on the floor reduce sound. These ideas can also make the room more energy efficient.Professional soundproofing materials
                    3. If room aesthetics are a secondary concern, using professional sound-deadening materials is a better solution than drapes and carpets. There are many types of studio foam and sound-deadening materials, and they can be purchased online or at music stores like Guitar Center. Basic foam looks somewhat like an egg carton. There are materials that are designed for specific frequencies that can greatly improve the sound in a room. Most of these materials can be purchased by the foot or yard.Room within a room
                    4. The best option for soundproofing is to create a "room-within-a-room." Essentially, you build a secondary wall about a foot out from the original and fill the space with soundproofing foam. You'll also need to build a secondary ceiling and fill the space between it and the original with soundproofing foam. You can either hire someone to do this for you, or, if you have carpentry and framing skills, do it yourself.

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                      Re: Whats the best way to soundproof a drum practice room?

                      cant you get an electric drum kit for practising?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Whats the best way to soundproof a drum practice room?

                        Hello Friends........

                        try a material called Homasote .

                        Thanks

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                        • #13
                          Re: Whats the best way to soundproof a drum practice room?

                          Thick carpet is a good insulator for sound. Why don't you cut a square or rectangle of it and place it underneath the drum kit and line any adjoining walls with carpet as well if you're not bothered about the aesthetics!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Whats the best way to soundproof a drum practice room?

                            There's really decent soundproof material available (it is basically foam eggboxes, but meter by meter sheets of it), if you layer stuff called dyno-mat behind it, you will barely be able to hear anything. The sound proof is cheap, but the dyno-mat is expensive, but the best.

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                              Re: Whats the best way to soundproof a drum practice room?

                              Egg carton boxes? It seems to work for my friend...

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