Sound Proofing help.. any ideas ?

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  1. _MILLA

    _MILLA Flamboyant muthafucka

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    Juts about to move into a new flat, its the top floor of a 3 story building, so theres no1 above me!
    Gonna get myself some of the new 3 way krk monitors aswell to go with my new set up..
    got a hole room just for my decks/vinyl/speakers...

    i got a few lads living below me, they seem pretty safe so i dont wanna piss them off which is why i need to know what the best, and cheapest method of sound proofing is..

    with my awsome paint skills heres a pic of the room and where the decks/speakers will be located!

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    cheers boys
     
  2. Nydus

    Nydus All in the sig.

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    Hi,

    I've built a studio from the ground up in my garden, if you're worried about the people below you could always build a floating floor in order to reduce sound leakage. Sound proofing in general is constructed by a 'room within a room' type method.
     
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    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    egg boxes?
     
  4. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    the only way to sound proof the floor is like what was said above, raising the floor level and sound proofing under it
     
  5. _MILLA

    _MILLA Flamboyant muthafucka

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    a floating floor is an idea but its also not cheap.

    also this flat is rented i cannot damage/change the property in any way! i have to leave it as i found it!
     
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    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    even then u'd still need to do the walls coz if they're hollow, the sound will travel down into the flat below
     
  7. _MILLA

    _MILLA Flamboyant muthafucka

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    so.. would raising the the speakers off the floor help ?

    maybe put some sound proofing material under the speakers.. and behind the speakers to dampen the bass ?
     
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    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    Unless u got wedge i cant see what u can do other than reduce bass by havin floating speakers from the ceiling
     
  9. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    chances are. there is no way possible to 'sound proof' that room.

    new houses/flats in the UK are very poorly built
     
  10. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    deffo.

    walls arent solid and neither are floors. acoustic nightmare! You can hear every cough, bang n fart in new properties these days. The only thing i can suggest is go see ur neighbours and ask them what an acceptable volume is and just keep it at that
     
  11. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    Soundproofing will be a pain in the arse but if you get speaker stands with spikes on the bottom, some foam isolation pads on top and then speakers that should help a bit.

    Id imagine having soft fittings like sofas / padding / curtains will help with absorption as well.
     
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    EWOKS POTATOES GONNA POTATE

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    carpet everywhere , walls , floor , ceiling, the lot ... loads and loads of carpet ... if you can get it cheap that is ..
     
  13. Catsel

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    hows he gunna put carpet on the ceiling without damaging something
     
  14. DOOVD

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    soundproofing a room like that be tricky! i have neighbours as well and first thing i did when i moved in was to go see them and explain to them that im a dj (LOL) and told them that if it ever bothering them the slightest just text me or call me and i ll turn it down immediately. no point pissing off ze neigbourghxs
     
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    How about those foam pad things on the walls?

    they should drown out unwanted vibrations a bit
     
  17. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    I find that nailing kittens in pairs to the speakers helps absorb alot of the bass frequencies. Not a cheap option by any means.

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    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    i don;t rep alot.. but nailed kittens is a defo rep