Author Topic: Basement rehearsal space  (Read 3458 times)

rgilbaugh

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Basement rehearsal space
« on: November 26, 2006, 11:02:58 PM »
I'm renting a big old house which does not absorb sound well at all.  We have a band rehearsal space in the basement, but when practicing the music is easily heard throughout the house.  In the basement, the walls are the brick foundation with a cement floor.  The ceiling above the rehearsal space is not insulated at all.  Above the practice room, there is an empty 2nd kitchen with a linoleum floor.  Would it make sense to lay something on the floor above to absorb vibration?  And what about the brick walls in the basement?

We want to reduce the sound in the practice room as well as throughout the house.  But since we're renting we don't want to add anything permanent.  Also trying to keep the expense very low.  Maybe someone can help.

Thanks.

johnbergstromslc

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Re: Basement rehearsal space
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006, 02:08:21 AM »
Two problems:

"...trying to keep the expense very low." and "...don't want to add anything permanent."

Others might suggest products you can try, but unless you want to spend some money and do some REAL soundproofing, you're not going to get any meaningful results, especially with the kind of noise you're producing.


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Re: Basement rehearsal space
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006, 01:00:00 AM »
Once again you can also join the hoards who want to soundproof in a rental/lease situation. You do not want to spend much in the way of $ and you cannot put up any permanent soundproofing materials to help reduce the sounds that you are generating.  The soundproofing industry does not have a solution to your request to date. If they ever do come up with solutions to meet your requirements, a tremendous amount of sales would be generated.