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Reducing external noise
« on: July 10, 2017, 03:58:28 PM »
Hello All,

Here's the situation: I work for a video game company, and we regularly bring in players to playtest our new games. We stream and record both video and audio for these sessions so that they can be reviewed by ourselves and the development team. We just moved into a new space, and unfortunately one of our playtest rooms shares a wall with our kitchen/lunch room. We've done what we can to reduce the noise in the room itself, but we are getting a LOT of noise coming in from the kitchen (to the point that conversations in the kitchen can be heard almost word-for-word in the room). This is further complicated by the fact that the room is basically constructed from drywall, there are numerous cables fed through holes in the walls, and there are several ducts and vents running along the ceiling.

At this point our plan is to add some type of sound-proofing around the door, and use spray-foam to seal any gaps around the cabling. Beyond that, we're looking for a low-cost solution for the walls.  We'd prefer to use something that we can put in the room itself, but we could also add something to the kitchen side of the wall if need be.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Randy S

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Re: Reducing external noise
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 09:40:47 PM »
First off do not use spray foam for sealing holes, use acoustic caulking.

You need to bring the mass of the walls up a lot higher if you want to reduce this noise problem and same with the door.

Why dont you give me a call direct and we can discuss options.

Randy S.