Author Topic: soundproofing theater stage extension  (Read 5091 times)

mark bannister

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soundproofing theater stage extension
« on: January 27, 2005, 04:14:45 PM »
In a children's theater we have stage extensions, (4'x8' aluminum frames on 32" legs spanning 40').  They are decked with 3/4" plywood panels.  The extensions are only used a few times a year.
They are terribly noisy, like great drums.  We want to replace the plywood with some sort of laminated panel, and wonder what the best material would be to laminate under the plywood.
Any suggestions?

supersoundproofing

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Re: soundproofing theater stage extension
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2005, 10:52:27 PM »
Hello Mark,
Childrens theatre. How great!
Regarding the stage extension, please dont skimp or you may have to pay more money to improve the extension.
Is the noise mainly from footfall? Can the stage support be soundproofed to reduce the creaking of the new extension?Use isolation or padded tape to soundproof supports
On you panels, you can laminate or adhere a layer of absorbent mat. Consider, also, using some sound board in another layer. This is being applied to the underside? Is that correct? The above layering will help dampen any sound coming from your stage.

I am not completely able to understand your application. But, this may help


Good luck!

Sincerely,

Marc Saldana
Super Soundproofing Inc.
Marc@soundpoofing.org
Telephone (760)  752 3030

mark bannister

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Re: soundproofing theater stage extension
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2005, 02:00:57 PM »
Thanks for your help.
The noise is mainly from walking/dancing on the panels.  It doesn't help that the sound folks like to put microphones on the deck as well.
Ideally we would like to be able to have two finished sides to the panels so we could flip them depending on what we need.
So a sandwich panel of plywood/absorbent mat/homosote/plywood would do the trick?

supersoundproofing

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Re: soundproofing theater stage extension
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2005, 08:55:11 PM »
Hello Mark.
A layering of  plywood, absorbent mat, and homosote or soundboard, possibly even tile board. Do not , If you can prevent it, use plywood  in another layer. Plywood trasmits sound well.
Also, consider using  isolation or padded tape on the stage structure that supports your extensions.

Thanks again.
Sincerely,

Marc Saldana
Super Soundproofing Inc.
Marc@soundproofing.org
Telephone(760)752 3030


 

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