Noisestop Systems provide a range of studio soundproofing solutions offering high levels of noise control. Whether you are soundproofing a home recording studio or a home cinema, we offer help and advice on the best way of soundproofing a room for recording.
Studio soundproofing solutions can vary depending on the amount of space in the room and budget and how much noise you are trying to reduce. We can assist you in ensuring you get the right studio sound insulation that meets your individual requirements. Our products and systems have been used to soundproof small home studios and larger commercial studio spaces.
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Studio Soundproofing Basics
The best way of soundproofing a room in a studio is to add mass, create separation and increase sound absorption, so how do you do that? Follow these basic simple soundproofing techniques, and you will go a long way to achieving your goal of creating your own recording studio. Follow these simple steps for soundproofing a room in your home, a garage studio, converting a shed into a studio or a garden room.
Build a room within a room
You might have already heard this one. A room within a room means creating an internal space inside an existing room. The best way of soundproofing a room for recording is to isolate the room from the rest of the building. The room inside will ensure you achieve the highest levels of soundproofing, but what do you need to achieve this?
Increase the mass of the room
By increasing mass, it will be harder for sound to pass through the structure. Sound levels will reduce when it passes through high mass materials such as high-density acoustic insulation slabs, acoustic plasterboard and high mass barrier mats.
Create separation to increase isolation
When building a room inside a room the isolation between the two structures is vital. Sound passes easier between two objects that are connected rather than when they are isolated from one another. Isolate the new studio wall from the existing structure by building it free-standing, not connected to the original wall. Alternatively, you can use acoustic hangers to create isolation in walls and ceilings by using soundbreaker bars. Attach soundbreaker bars to stud walls and ceiling joists to isolate the structure from the plasterboard.
Increase sound absorption to reduce sound levels
Sound absorption is essential in spaces such as studios or cinema rooms. Use materials inside the room to absorb sound waves that would normally bounce around the room on hard flat surfaces. Use sound-absorbing panels, acoustic foams, curtains and carpet to increase sound absorption in your room.
Studio Soundproofing Solutions for Walls and Ceilings
Range of studio soundproofing products to be incorporated into a studio build to soundproof walls and ceilings.
Studio Soundproofing Solutions for your Studio Floor
These popular studio products include floating floor systems and acoustic underlay mats.
Soundproofing studio doors
Doors are often a weak spot in the wall when it comes to reducing sound transfer. It would help if you looked at installing new doors when you create your studio space. Soundproof studio doors can be costly and are often not within budget for home studio builds. An alternative would be to use certified fire doors; these often come with a sound reduction rating much higher than a standard internal door in your home. Fire doors are far more affordable and can be bought off the shelf to fit most door openings. It is advisable to use two doors, one on the existing wall and one fitted to the new acoustic wall.
Sound absorption in studios
Once you have installed the soundproofing in your room, you will need to consider reducing the sound reverberating inside the space. The best way to increase sound absorption is to use materials in the room that will absorb sound. Noisestop Systems have a range of sound absorption products available; panels can be provided to suit colour schemes, design and different sizes. These panels can easily be installed on walls and ceilings.