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How to soundproof a rehersal space on a budget? Answered

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

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Kiteman

2 years ago

The cheapest option would be to talk to your neighbours and ask them if they'd be OK with your rehearsal happening, and then keep them to relatively civilised hours.

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QuadrifoglioKiteman

Answer 2 years ago

Yes, you don’t want a “antisocial behaviour order” like that woman in Small Heath, Birmingham.

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Sienci Labs

2 years ago

Lots and lots of fiberglass insulation.

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Downunder35mSienci Labs

Answer 2 years ago

Actually not really that good at all.
For proper sound insulation you need at least 10cm, that taken off all walls might be a problem once you add the covering.
Trust me, you don't want firbreglass or rock wool insulation openly on the walls.
At least you need to spray them with wax or similar to prevent the fibres going everywhere.

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Robert Pain

2 years ago

Carpet stops the metal from vibrating and transferring the sound.

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rickharris

2 years ago

The egg boxes will improve the sound by deadening reflections, try hanging blankets from all walls posisbly 2 layers thick.

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

Soundproofing only works to a ceratain extend.
To be more precise:
A solid structure with no windows and a single door will really benefit from egg carton, foam cones and such.
But if it is just a metal shed then the result is not really worth mentioning.
To make a shed sound proofe requires installing dry walls, using sound proofing isolation between the two walls and then still sound proofing on the inside.

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Quadrifoglio

2 years ago