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#1 overtone83

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:37 PM

More would help.

My drummer friend moved into a new apartment and he has an extra bedroom he is going to make his music room, problem is we have to sound proof it. Not the whole room, just 1/4th of it where the kit is. It's the ground floor so the ceiling will be the hardest part. Any ideas on how to soundproof this??
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:43 PM

Supersound Proofing sells all sorts of stuff you can just put on the walls.

Google em.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:59 PM

A shitload of egg cartons? Soundproofing stuff is usually pretty expensive, despite the fact that it's mostly just foam. Why do you only have to soundproof a quarter of the room, by the way? How is that going to silence his drum kit?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:12 AM

A shitload of egg cartons? Soundproofing stuff is usually pretty expensive, despite the fact that it's mostly just foam. Why do you only have to soundproof a quarter of the room, by the way? How is that going to silence his drum kit?



Because the drums are in a corner so just do the corner and like 10 feet out. Build a wall in front of him. Like a room within a room.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:11 AM

If I can hear my neighbor drumming three houses down, I think the next door apartment tenant would be able to hear it beyond the next surface.

1. I don't know why you're even putting the effort into the apartment, where you're going to have to comply with the landlord's rules in regards to noise

2. Soundproofing a "quarter" of the room isn't going to do dick.

3. It's all about dead airspace. Look for people getting rid of old carpet and that spongey shit that's underneath it.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:47 AM

Even if you spend a ton of money soundproofing the whole room, something tells me that there's no way you're going to be able to stop the low frequency of the bass from coming through and pissing off your neighbors. If that happens and you can't play, then you just wasted all your cash.

Drums + apartment = horrible idea.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:23 AM

I too have a neighbor a few houses away who drums, and you can hear him every time he practices. There's no way the rest of your apartment complex won't be able to hear a drummer.


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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:26 AM

You could stuff the bass drum with a quilt. That is supposed to quiet it down a bit too.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:27 AM

go rent a storage locker with electricity and go play in there

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:24 PM

If I can hear my neighbor drumming three houses down, I think the next door apartment tenant would be able to hear it beyond the next surface.

1. I don't know why you're even putting the effort into the apartment, where you're going to have to comply with the landlord's rules in regards to noise

2. Soundproofing a "quarter" of the room isn't going to do dick.

3. It's all about dead airspace. Look for people getting rid of old carpet and that spongey shit that's underneath it.



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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:00 PM

Dynamat the piss out of the whole room and cover it with carpet padding In cone/pyramid shape designs.
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