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August 5, 2010

Installing Sonex Panels

Soundproofing your home is one thing. Soundproofing a professional music studio is an entirely different beast altogether. While you may be able to deal with a little bit of sound emiting from a regular project, it is especially important to create a soundproof bubble when working to soundproof a music studio. The slightest bit of sound entering the room or echoing improperly can destroy a project.

While we still believe in using Green Glue to build the intial room, you may find you need something extra to complete the job. The installation of Sonex acoustical panels will put the finishing touches on your project. The foam within the panels will help to stop the reverberation of sound, making it easier for you to control the sound coming from your microphones and speakers during the recording process.

Sonex panels are incredibly easy to install, too. All you have to do is apply a small amount of adhesive to the back. Some people even use acoustical caulk to ensure the panel stays up while remaining sealed against the wall. The panels are very light, weighing just under a pound each, so installation won’t require much.

Preparing to put the finishing touches on your sound studio? Consider soundproofing with acoustical panels and you won’t be disappointed.

Here is a page with the full line of Sonex Acoustical Panels and Baffles http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/Sonex-Acoustic-Panels-and-Baffles.html

May 5, 2010

Exploring Soundproofing Materials: Windows

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We’ve spoken before about using windows as part of your soundproofing efforts, but the subject deserves another go-around.

To clarify, while sound proof windows do exist, they are not necessarily going to solve your sound problems.

Most people find that their problems are around the windows – because they’re not properly sealed. Others simply have old windows with poor glass. In that case, you can simply add a second layer of glass over the first, creating a gap of about 1 inch in between. In most cases, that works better than replacing the windows altogether!

Here is a specially created window soundproof solution that is meant to go over your existing window http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/Acoustical-Window-and-Door-Lite-Treatment.html

May 3, 2010

Exploring Soundproofing Materials: Sheetrock

Last week we started looking at some of the soundproofing materials available for use today.

One of the materials we’ve discovered is lead lined sheetrock. Lead lined sheetrock is actually very effective at absorbing sound. There’s just one problem.

It’s crazy expensive – averaging close to $200 per sheet, depending on where you make your purchase.

Truth be told, you’re better off using some Green Glue and buying some new drywall. It’ll cost less and be incredibly effective as well.

See Green Glue Material here http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/green-glue.html

August 13, 2009

Renovations at Tuscarora, PA Schools

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Students in Tuscarora, Pennsylvania will be returning to school in September to find completely renovated facilities. Crews have been working all summer long to patch roofs, remove old asbestos, and overhaul the water systems.

A running joke in Tuscarora was teh color of the water at James Buchanan High School. Notorious for its brown color, the water now runs clear after pipe and valve renovations – making it safe to drink and use.

What else did they do? They removed soundproofing material from the high school auditorium – soundproofing material that was made of asbestos, that is. Hopefully they’ll replace what they removed with something safe and affordable – like Green Glue!

No matter what they do, students will be returning to some incredible changes this fall!

August 4, 2009

Soundproofing with Blankets

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Every time we turn around we see something new and innovative popping up in the world of soundproofing. We recently read an article about a company attempting to create new soundproofing blankets – items you can hang on your walls or ceilings from loops sewn into the top of the fiber.

Now, that’s a wonderful idea. But why buy them when you could make them yourself?

All you have to do is measure the area of the surface you want to sound proof. You may opt to hang sound blankets over a window (as a curtain) or you may instead decide to cover an entire wall. Either way, you have the freedom to choose materials that match the decor of your room and you’ll spend a lot less than you would if you had purchased layers of drywall, nails, whisper clips, and other soundproofing materials.

Choose whatever type of material you wish for the exterior – you’re going to have to look at it frequently so make sure it’s eye appealing. Between two layers of your exterior cloth you’ll need to add a middle layer with a heavier textile. If you’d like, you can even add a bit of Green Glue to that textile, allowing it to dry before sewing together your final project.

In the end you’ll have a beautiful home adornment made out of soft materials that will keep sound from bouncing around the room!

July 22, 2009

Even the Comfort Inn uses Green Glue

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Yes, you read that correctly – even the folks at the Comfort Inn use Green Glue to soundproof common walls throughout the hotel. Earlier this year Shelter Magazine published a case study about the hotel and their soundproofing methods.

If you’ve ever stayed in a hotel you’re probably familiar with the way noise travels. You hear foot traffic passing in the hallways, elevator noise, vending machine noise. The more noise there is the less sleep you get. The less sleep you get the less likely you are to return. With that in mind, hotel managers found it necessary to find a solution – and quickly.

So what happened? The folks at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Aurora, Colorado found it was time to renovate their rooms. As such, they made reducing noise a top priority and made sure that the contractor involved in the project understood their concerns. They looked at a number of different soundproofing materials, including paneling, soundboard, and mass loaded vinyl but Green Glue turned out to be the winner.

Using Green Glue meant workers would only have to add a layer of drywall to the existing room. They wouldn’t have to do any other modifications to the doors or windows. And, to make things even better, Green Glue turned out to be the most cost effective material as well!

Noise complaints in this particular Comfort Inn have significantly declined!

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