Solutions for Home Recording Studio
If you’re making music with a few synthesisers hooked up to a computer you can wear headphones and keep on recording even during antisocial hours.
Working with acoustic instruments in the home studio can be a problem, and this can be even worse if you happen to be living in an apartment or a house that adjoins other houses.
This is especially true in modern buildings with thin walls. Most home studio operators therefore need to investigate ways of soundproofing their studios.
Walls, doors & windows
It’s no good trying to improve walls if the doors and windows leak like sieves.
Even double-glazed windows offer a much more limited amount of sound insulation when compared with a solid wall, although they are still significantly better than single-glazed windows.
Floors and ceilings
Wooden floors can be a real problem with sound leakage, even if you build a floating floor above the structure the leakage will still be worse than that through a solid brick wall, and it’s very difficult to get rid of boomy resonances.
Without major structural work, it’s very unlikely that you’ll be able to use a drum kit in a room with a wooden floor without disturbing whoever is below you.
Ceilings need more work to soundproof than that of soundproofing a floor as with floors gravity is on your side, a suspended insulated ceiling system may have to be incorporated to reduce the amount of sound penetration through the ceiling.
Although this does not guarantee a large reduction in sound insulation it will reduce the overall noise penetration through the ceiling allowing for a reduction in noise.
Different sound insulation systems can be incorporated and differs from building to building; our systems are totally bespoke and we will endeavour to reduce the overall noise penetration to acceptable levels where possible.
For more information, please contact us on 0845 845 2025.