Home Studio Acoustic Insulation - Why do some recording studios are very noisy?
- Written by Rodrigo Marques
Make a soundproof recording studio is a good idea for many reasons. It is even better if you want to keep peace in your neighborhood. Imagine that you are recording audio for two or more hours, and then you're in your basement or garage where everyone can hear every bang and clang of their instruments, you are actually attracting problems, serious problems.
On the other hand, as much as their neighbors do not want to have constant headaches caused by the sounds you produce, you do not want to capture all the sounds of your neighborhood in your recording. Usual day to day sounds like cars honking at the crossroads, a dog barking at another dog, two neighbors talking to each other on the street and many other harmless sounds that are not as harmless when it comes to recording.
The less unwanted sound you capture, the easier it is to mix their sound and faster will complete its production process. It therefore, makes a lot of sense you have your studio isolated acoustically, ie, no sound comes in, no sound comes out of the studio.
There are different ways to make your home studio soundproof, some are more efficient than others and also more expensive.
Acoustic Insulation - Option 1
The simplest form of insulation will build thick walls between the Home Studio room and the external environment. This is very expensive, but it is a permanent solution that has long-term return.
Acoustic Insulation - Option 2
Another more practical method is called "room within a room" that is to try to isolate your Home Studio room within a room in your home or building. You can create an extra layer of walls (not permanent) surrounding your Home Studio. It is possible to hang absorbers such as blankets, or acoustical ceiling panels in order to trap the sound within the room.
Acoustic Insulation - Choose the best time to record
In addition to creating your acoustic insulation or with concrete walls around the room or covered temporary walls with blankets, you can try to see which times of the day or week your neighborhood is quieter. Maybe your neighborhood feels dead in the morning, because everyone left to work or study abroad. You should listen to your environment in order to uncover those gaps where we have less noise pollution.
Anyway, keep peace with its neighbors and ensure sound quality is critical to avoid stress and fatigue for both sides.
This video from YouTube may help you...
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