Author Topic: Soundproofing and leakage  (Read 4172 times)

mattcoffay

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Soundproofing and leakage
« on: January 10, 2009, 01:49:52 AM »
Hey everyone,

Quick question: I'm moving into a new rehearsal studio space; it's a
finished basement, so between the fact that it's partially
underground, and the fact that the walls are drywall->insulation-

>heavy concrete, it's incredibly soundproof.

But, this inevitably leads to a lot of reverberation inside the room.
I'm planning to hang some home-made acoustic panels (Roxul 60 attached
to wooden frames and wrapped in muslin) to improve the room's sound.

My question is this: would drilling holes in the wall for mounting
screws (for the panels) result in sound leakage?  Basically I'd be
drilling fairly narrow holes (I think I used 5/16" anchors the last
time I did something like this) and inserting anchors and drywall
screws.  But I don't want to start drilling if it's going to result in
any added sound leakage.

Thanks for your input.

johnbergstromslc

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Re: Soundproofing and leakage
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 11:10:40 PM »
Drilling holes in the middle of your drywall is a bad idea.  If you can hit the stud, it's not so much of an issue.

I'd recommend double-sided foam tape or even velcro, with an occasional screw into the studs.

mattcoffay

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Re: Soundproofing and leakage
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 02:23:20 AM »
Bad idea because the screws will pull out of the wall, or bad because they'll conduct sound?  I'm not worried about screws pulling out of the wall as I'll be using anchors; I was just concerned about them conducting sound.  But like I said, there's thick concrete on the other side of the drywall...so will the holes still cause sound leakage after being plugged with screws??

Juliewells

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Re: Soundproofing and leakage
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 11:09:35 AM »
It's a bad idea , there are many other ways, you should consult some company engaged in soundproofing services