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.

Problem areas

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.