Author Topic: Can cardboard absorb sound  (Read 8139 times)

Billy Blitz

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Can cardboard absorb sound
« on: April 29, 2004, 06:15:13 PM »
I have alot of Cardboard left over from the college move, amd my drummer and I want to jam in my basement...is it possible to create some type of soundproofing.  To be honest we wanna rock and we got no money to soundproof, is there anything we can do? main word-cheap

boborther

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Re: Can cardboard absorb sound
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2004, 04:15:09 PM »
Billy,

Cardboard is not really a good soundproofing agent, it virtually has no mass. There are common materials that do have mass. Things like well packed hay bales, rolled roofing, and mere drywall or hardy board. They are not necessarily state of the art or practical for the matter, but they do offer limited soundproofing.
When dealing with drums, one hits all the frequencies in the frequency spectrum, not to mention the impact noise from the toms, cymbals, and the bass drum. There are even impact issues with digital drums as well.
When you're dealing with drums or live amplified instruments, state of the art soundproofing is usually a necessity. Thanks for the posting.

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