Recording Studio Soundproofing

You’re a musician. You’re passionate about your music. Does your home recording studio match your passion?

Your studio can turn your hobby into a professional music career. The freedom to record at any hour of the day or night, professional sound quality for your demos, and all the privacy and convenience of creating music in your own home…it’s any musician’s dream.

And yet, it’s completely possible. You can have a home recording studio that produces top sound quality without the worry of bothering your family, roommates or neighbors. All you need is some recording studio soundproofing.

Many musicians come to Soundproof Cow to take their recording space to the next level.

• Produce better sound quality so recordings sound professional and are true to your music

• Reduce distractions to let the creative juices flow

• Cut down on the number of takes because sound interference will no longer be an issue

• Give you the privacy you need to make music…you won’t need to worry about reducing your volume levels for family, roommates or neighbors

Most recording studio soundproofing projects need both soundproofing and sound absorption materials. To understand which recording studio soundproofing products you need, you first need to think about how sound acts.

Sound absorption materials are applied to the interior of the studio. They soak up sound waves, preventing them from bouncing back off the walls. Echo and reverberation is minimized. While these products do an excellent job of improving sound quality, they are not made to block sound.

Recording studio soundproofing products trap the sound. They are designed to stop sound from moving from one space to another. The sound is contained within the studio and doesn’t reach other parts of your house. In addition to keeping sound from leaking out, recording studio soundproofing products also stop unwanted sound from entering the studio.

Often musicians think recording studio soundproofing means creating a totally soundproofed area. To achieve this in a private residence is practically impossible and extremely expensive. A term that better fits your recording studio soundproofing objectives is Sound Isolation.

Sound isolation requires a sound barrier between your studio and adjacent rooms. One way to isolate a recording studio is to install dense recording studio soundproofing products. Their heavy mass blocks the sound.

Another way to isolate your recording studio is to create air space between walls and reduce the number of contact points between building materials. When construction elements aren’t physically touching, the sound waves can’t be passed from one to the other.

You need superb sound quality. Sound leaking out of your studio or unwanted sound making its way in is not an option.

To improve the sound quality in the studio, you’ll need Sound Absorption. If your studio has great acoustics but noise outside the studio interferes with recordings, you’ll need Soundproofing.

To create the best environment to lay down tracks, you’ll want to use a combination of both types of recording studio soundproofing products. Depending on where your receiver is located in relation to the studio sound, you may have to pay special attention to certain barriers.

Walls -Sound isolation methods, such as mass loaded vinyl barriers or insulation, work best for walls. Also recommended is creating an air gap between the existing wall and new drywall. To achieve professional quality sound, high grade studio foam should be installed to absorb sound energy and cut down on echo and reverb.

Floors – The best method of soundproofing your floors depends on your existing flooring. If you have simple hardwood floors, you’ll want to get isolators. Isolators create a separation in the flooring, usually with rubber, so no part of the new floor touches the original. If you have a solid concrete floor, acoustical quality carpet underlay is recommended.

Ceilings – Creating a dropped ceiling packed with proofing materials is the best solution for a home studio. It can be used in conjunction with high-end acoustic tiles. Some products have a fiberglass core with a mass loaded vinyl barrier on the back to serve all purposes.

Recording Studio Soundproofing Products

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    Floor Joist Isolators (Case of 100)

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    Floor Joist Isolators (Case of 50)

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    Quiet Batt™ 30 Soundproofing Insulation

    Quiet Batt™ 30 is a 3 in. premium, high-performance soundproofing and thermal insulation product designed for use in both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and attic

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    isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System

    The isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System works by combining several different soundproofing strategies into one easy to use package. Designed to be installed inside of a wall or

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    Quiet Barrier™ MD Soundproofing Material (Sheet)

    Quiet Barrier™ MD soundproofing material (1/8 in. 1 lb./sqft.) 4’x8′ sheet is a high density, non porous material that exhibits a non-resonant quality due to its


Recording Studio Sound Absorption Products

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