Soundproofing?

How could I sound proof my room? Particularly against the "bass" end of the spectrum? I know you can use foam panels that are cheap enough but would they also help absorb the bass too? I'm getting tired of my parents yelling at me whenever I play music. I don't nessesarily play it loud, but with my subwoofer on, it goes low enough to rattle through the whole house even at low levels. I'd like to make this a competition, the best idea I will pick out and do to my room, I may even think of a prize.

Topic by Punkguyta 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Soundproof Theater

After playing Super Smash Brothers Brawl at a party in a sound proof room on a projection screen, I've been trying to convince my parents to do the same to one of our unused rooms. Build a "teenage hangout". It will be very hard to convince them to do this, the lower the cost, the better. Is there any cheap tricks do doing this (and still look nice)? Memory foam on the walls? Obviously the screen itself will take the most convincing, but if that fails I'll use our 60in TV (three years of begging at it's finest :D ). I might even make it into an Instructable.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


query about soundproofing

Hey, What would be the best commonly available material to soundproof a small device? Sam

Topic by sam noyoun 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Soundproof Sleeping Closure

Hello fellow instructables :) Right I need some help and advice on a design brief to help fix my problem. Problem - I live in a ground floor flat and there is 1 flat above me, 2 scum bags occupy it, a couple of 22 year olds and they have obviously never been taught consideration for others and they bang and thrash around all through the early hours of the morning. When they bang on their bare wooden floor it sounds like a heavy metal dumbbell coming through my ceiling and it wakes me abruptly and its ruining my life :( I've complained to the council the past 18 months but there not interested. They have not put any carpet down in their flat in the last 18 months and it looks like they have no intention of doing so (they can afford fags n booze tho), plus they have a baby due any day now, great.. so now there making their problems, my problem. Solution - The only thing I can think of is making a soundproof sleeping closure, a large box like a 4 poster bed but all sides solid made out of a layer of MDF then insulation then more mdf, but I have some questions before I start. How would I get adequate air in and out ? Would this even stop the banging on my ceiling waking me up ? or would it still penetrate the box ? How would I control the temperature, would it be too hot in there ? Something like the image below but more solid with a door. If anyone has any experience with this or input or any good ideas I'd be ever so grateful. Cheers in advance. Matt

Topic by mattdiy 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


How can I quickly soundproof a room, or at least lower the decibel level experienced outside of the room? Answered

I need to soundproof a room for cheap -- under $50 dollars perferably. Are there any easy ways to sound proof the room? I've heard that the old style of egg cartons can be used to soundproof, is it possible to use those?

Question by A_of_s_t 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How can i soundproof "inexpensively"?

What is the cheapest way to soundproof a room

Question by canada5 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to reduce noise like baby crying in my home office so I can work on the telephone from home?

I will begin telecommuting and I have a 2 month old baby and a 2 yr old.  A noise cancelling mic will reduce some sound but I want to make sure customers can't hear my household noise coming from other parts of the house.  What can I do to reduce sound to the home office I set up in the extra bedroom?  I am in a rental property and cannot make permanent structural changes.

Question by Rasheeday 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Need help in soundproofing a small card shuffler

I don't have any pictures of it as of now, but I was wondering if anyone might have some suggestions in what to use to soundproof a cheap little plastic card shuffler I bought yesterday for a couple bucks. I'm not sure what kinds of material I'd need, any suggestions?

Topic by dotdarkcloud 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How can I permanently soundproof a Jewellery studio?

One day I plan on making my own home studio including Painting, Sewing and most importantly Jewellery making. How can I soundproof a studio where there is sawing, filing, drilling, etc. from escaping a room or basement in a house, without causing a fire hazard (ie. blankets)?

Question by Cicatrixx 8 years ago


Good Soundproofing and Deadening materials and any other tips?

Hey guys, so I'm involved in the biggest project I've embarked upon yet.  Shack studios.  I do some work with a sound company, the owner of which is a good friend, we're building a recording studio, along with practice rooms, photography/graphics dept and CD printing etc. Essentially a one stop shop for bands and musicians to go from songs on paper to an album...  Anyway, we have pretty much all the recording equipment and all the amps, PAs etc for the practice rooms.  However the construction work, which consists of walling off two sounds booths (small dead rooms, one vocals the other for drums/amped instruments) and walling out two large practice rooms, the front of which is the main recording area, overlooked by the control room has to be done on a shoestring budget, we've just got in the boards and supplies for framing up the walls and though we've culled good dense foam from some industrial generator packaging and elsewhere we need good suggestions for cavity filling.  The cheaper the better - No practices will be going on while recording, it needs to be deadened to the outside world and sound proof enough for practices to go on simultaneously.  We've been looking at different ideas but it's more just good sources of material anyone can think of...  Oh and while that's going on I'm trying to get a ton of things off the ground as well, while being what can only be described as embarassingly broke... 

Topic by killerjackalope 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to soundproof a rehersal space on a budget?

Basically thinking of getting a shed to use as rehearsal space for my 2 bands but without breaking the bank. I've read about using egg boxes etc but how would I go about soundproofing the doors etc so it's airtight? I have houses either side of me and behind me and I have a pretty small garden so need to keep sound levels to an absolute minimum.  Any help would be appreciated as I don't have the first clue where to start.  Cheers

Question by kb43 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how does a Calgarian find the local maker community to share resources and storage space?

So there's this thing I want to build. there's a lot more to it than I'm making it out to be, but all you really need to know at this juncture is that it would be a sound-proof booth for recording vocals or acoustic guitar and vocals. I currently don't have a long-term address (half of my existence these days is planning trips), but my idea would be to make use of shared tools and materials in exchange for shared use of the end result. in other words it would be made, but someone else would have it in their studio. they'd get use out of it, but I could also use it whenever I want. is this a pipe dream or is this the sort of thing that the maker community is about? FYI I'm in Calgary, and despite my upcoming travels this city is going to mostly be my homebase for quite some time and it's where I want to do this. thanks.

Question by DrProximo 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Soud proofing from cd player

Lo all, need some advice. How would i go about cheaply "soundproofing" my stereo. My grandmother lives downstairs and gets bass reverb from my ATR and Lamb of God cd's. any advice is greatly appreciated -Nick

Topic by supersith22 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


I need to change my instructable URL urgently

URGENT: How can I get the URL of my instructable changed? It got shortened to https://www.instructables.com/id/Soundproof-Your-Garage-Walls-Using-My-Cleat-Meth/At first I thought the ending was just annoyingly funny. But ironically I am a teacher, and the school server blocks it, because it says "Meth"! Hilarious and not at all funny. : <I've tried changing the instructable name, but the URL is apparently already set and indexed, so it requires someone official to change it. Pleeeze!

Topic by mobilerik 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Using quickrete to sound proof walls?

After reading online I thought about an easy cheap alternative to lessen the noise in my garage studio room from escaping to the outside world.  After the new construction the smaller space seems to echo much more than before, thus the need for more soundproofing/deadening.  I though about building forms with plywood backing and filling them with readymix quickrete with wire mesh on top.  After fastening the frames onto the brakets I have that will be firmly fastened to the wall in staggered pattern drywall and carpet padding will be applied on top of the plywood side of the form that would be facing toward the middle of the room thus creating a second relatively thick layer of sound deadening with roughly 1 1/2 inched of dead air space trapped between the outer and inner layer walls.  Has anyone ever tried this?   Thoughts, comments, suggestions welcome.  To clarify:  From outside to inside I would have:  Siding - Standard Wrap and OSB - Stud- Moisture Barrier- Insulation - 5/8 Drywall - 1 1/2 inches of dead air space - Wire mesh side of concrete forms 1 in thick - concrete- plywood backing side of form - carpet padding - drywall - carpet   Thanks.  John

Question by jbutzu 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is in a gel sac? Would it be any good at sound proofing? Answered

So yeah, I was thinking about making a sound-proof box as part of a project and wondered: would a gel sac make good sound insulating material.  You know the stuff I mean - the little sac like things you can't help but prod about on posh mouse mats and on gel bike saddles.  Thinking about that I also realised I didn't really know what the 'gel' material actually is?  Is it possible to easily make a similar or substitute substance at home?  Thanks.

Question by bongodrummer 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is the cheapest way to sound dampen a closet?

My girlfriend has an amazing voice, but we live in a packed apartment complex. Luckily, we live in a corner room, and the master bedroom has a closet which does not face any other apartments. The Closet is:   Length: 8 1/3ft Width: 5 ft Height: 8 ft I bought her The "M-Audio Delta 1010 LT". She has "Pro Tools" and a nice condenser Mic (Samson C01) on a shock mount with a pop filter. She also has a midi keyboard Casio CTK 573 and an acoustic guitar (Ibanez EW20ZWENT)  W/ midi output. I figure the only thing were missing for decent recording is sound acoustical dampening or the likes. Any suggestions? Note: I am not looking to spend lots of money, as the card was already above my price range :/ I am not not very musically literate, so i really appreciate in advance your patience, knowledge, creativity, and time!    -Please Please Please Instructables Community, I will forever be in your debt if you can help me with this!              -Kyle

Question by NostalgicStone 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


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