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DSHooves

How do I soundproof?

Hey guys! First off, I am gonna say - going on ZERO sleep at the moment as I have been partying HARD celebrating
LLMoon
LLMoon
having another job! This means we won't be forced to move after all, and can keep our two bedroom apartment. \ o /

I actually was curious - to anyone who's ever had experience in this - how the hell do I soundproof a room? I don't have a lot of funds to work with, but I need to soundproof the second bedroom because I am going to be doing all of my voice work there.

(I hate to think how I've scarred the neighbors with Pony Moans...)

So yes, any help is mondo loved. As always, thanks for stalking me. :) Once I get to 100 or so watchers, I might consider doing a Youtube page. If I do, and you want your art featured for a video, let me know and I'll send you a synopsis of the clip before it's posted. I'll link back to any galleries you have. :)

I do need to say...thank you guys so much - you really have built my confidance. If you guys really like my voice work, I'll continue to produce it. :)
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Added: 5 years, 8 months ago
 
Kiernan36
5 years, 8 months ago
Furniture helps. Cloth will absorb the sound  and help to nullify it. It's not the best, or cheapest solution, but it's mine.
macavity
5 years, 8 months ago
Cloth, thick pillows, empty egg cartons, big sheets of soft foam-thing padding
ButtercupSaiyan
5 years, 8 months ago
I wish I could fave this because I wish I knew too.
DSHooves
5 years, 8 months ago
What I'm thinking I'll have to do is go wall-to-wall with this stuff using hotglue, water, and a lot of patience to seal the cracks between. I'll also have to cover the window in a sheet of plastic to keep any water out and air/sound in. (The window is kiiiiiiiiinda leaky)

Hnmm...Ideas be a brewin'.
Sodajoik
5 years, 8 months ago
foam on the walls. specifically, eggcrate foam if you can get it.
DSHooves
5 years, 8 months ago
Hmm, I think I can get some of that in rolls from Joanns or Wal Mart (used for bedding, go figure!)

Why does it matter what kind of foam I use? Is it possible to make it on cut panels (that is, either using thick poster-cardboard sheets or drywall to glue it on) or does it have to be directly on the wall surface? Do I have to fully cover wall to wall? These questions arise because it IS a bedroom, with a large bed and some furniture - if I can get away with soundproofing most of it, I'll be happy.
Sodajoik
5 years, 8 months ago
If you can find a way to make sure the wall is not harmed, go for it. Generally, the type of foam doesn't matter, but generally eggcrate foam is used because it's not too bulky and gets the job done. The idea behind using foam is that the sound won't bounce back from the walls and give feedback. Which is why studio sound-booths tend to be so isolated and secure.

If you even want, you could try constructing a small space to place your mic and head into, so you don't need to cover a whole room. Like a big box or something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r90Xy9eIU8E
LongwoodGeek
5 years, 8 months ago
Foam and egg cartons are the best. Basically anything that causes there to be a lot of lines/grooves/sharp corners to break up sound waves in. Also, if you can get a directional mic as well that can help as it won't pick up the background noise of the room.
BTBunny
5 years, 8 months ago
http://www.soundproofcow.com/Recording-Studio-Soundpro... Information about sound proofing. Egg cartons and foam reduce echo, but for full sound proofing, you have to make certain modifications to the walls and in some cases, the floor.
Yiffox
5 years, 4 months ago
I saw someone who does sound for flash make a tent of blankets over a chair as a cheap makeshift one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6uuMeH92Wo  the sound part starts at 3:06
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