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Moonunit100

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Extra means of soundproofing?
« on: February 07, 2017, 10:37:21 PM »
Hi, apologies if this is a dumb question. I have soundproofed my garage to make a drum room for my son. I'm quite pleased with the results, from the outside the sound of his drums are muffled and pretty quiet. I don't believe I can add any more soundproofing materials to the room.
I've been trying to find out about sound absorption, specifically sound absorption blankets. If some sound is absorbed inside the room, does that leave 'less' sound that is able to leave the room?
I've read that the sound energy is converted to heat energy within the blankets so presumably that would further reduce the volume/amount of sound heard when outside the room. Is that true? If so, do the blankets need to cover every wall or can they just be used to cover parts of the walls?
Basically, does sound absorption mean less sound escapes the room?
Thanks

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Re: Extra means of soundproofing?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 12:50:26 AM »
Ok well that is sort of true..

By adding adequate absorption in the room will help reduce Sound pressure levels which in turn will reduce some sound leaving the room.
You will need corner traps and a combination of wall panels and ceiling clouds in order to make not only a noticeable reduction of sound leaving the room but more importantly this will really help the room acoustics.

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Moonunit100

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Re: Extra means of soundproofing?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 09:13:03 PM »
Thank you for your reply.  I'll look into including those into my acoustic treatment in the drum room. 
Thanks again

 

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