SOUNDPROOFING ON A BUDGET
Easy ways to keep the peace with your neighbours.
Posted: 25 June 2019
When the urge to rock takes over, there’s nothing you can do except grab an instrument and let loose. But what happens when that need takes over late at night? Or in the house you share with your rock-hating parents or housemates? In an ideal world we’d all be able to rehearse in a room with professional quality soundproofing but most of us don’t have that kind of budget. So how can you make your rehearsal space more neighbour-friendly?
Soundproofing relies on a couple of basic principles. The first is reducing the number of reflective surfaces like bare walls or hardwood floors. The second is reducing the amount of sound that leaks from places such as doors and windows.