Author Topic: Soundproofing basement room  (Read 5039 times)


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Soundproofing basement room
« on: March 03, 2008, 07:49:01 AM »
I have a 20x20 room with bare cinderblock walls and concrete floor and ceilings.  There's one door and no windows, no vents...

I want to turn this room into a space for my band to rehearse and to potentially record music.  I want to keep in as much sound as possible but as long as I'm not waking up my neighbors I'll be happy.  I'm more or less ignorant on the subject and I'm really just trying to find where to start. 

My band is loud and when everyone is together we are 6-7 peole strong so there will be a substantial amount of noise to control. 

Any advice as to where to begin and how much this is going to cost?

Randy S

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Re: Soundproofing basement room
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 04:26:02 PM »
Considering you are working with cinderblock and concrete, I would get a DB meter and get some readings outside of the room when the whole band is there and playing. This way you have an idea how much reduction you will need = how much mass you will have to add the the walls and ceiling.