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Post Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:41 am

I want to sound proof an empty room in my house. I don't have a lot of money and I don't plan on doing much recording or anything like that so I just need it to be sound proofed not all that other stuff to make things sound better. It will be a practice room for me - my drums and a few bass and guitar cabinets... so I need some recemendations on cheap sound proofing foam that will be attached to my walls some how. Any experience with these products or things I should watch out for. Thanks in advance


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Post Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:44 am

I know a guy who sound proofed a room with egg cartons.

It's pretty flamable though.
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:53 pm

Heavy blankets or rugs?
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:56 pm

Like above heavy blankets or rugs
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Post Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:41 pm

Heavy Blankets, Rugs, Carpets motion, Thirded...
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:19 am

Blankets wouldn't be so bad, but stay away from the egg cartons & carpets due to flammability. Also, carpet will just help with the high end, and leave the bass ringing in the room....dead sound, but very muddy.

My suggestion would be to get some Owens Corning 703 or Rockwool slabs, build some cheap wooden frames, then cover that assembly with some loose weave material.

It will be far cheaper to cover more surface area, and it's more effective than most of the "acoustic foam" on the market.

Here's some good informative links on the subject.

http://www.gikacoustics.com/faq.htm
http://www.ethanwiner.com/acoustics.html
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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:59 am

Go to a Carpet place that installs new carpet, ask them if they still have some old stuff they took from a home. I did this, and sound proofed my whole barn, 32 ft X 40 ft! It might not match, who cares, it's free! It also helped with keeping the heat in to.

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Post Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:27 pm

theres a place in boston that sells ground up jeans for soundproofing??? weird but it works and its dirt cheap. i bet you could shread the jeans yourself and pack them into a block with glue and laundry starch.
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