Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Social Lounge | Off Topic
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-21-2008, 07:33 AM   #1
xxcobraxx
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: England
Posts: 6,224
Default Sound proof

Hi guys, My bedroom needs sound proof due to my music lol.

How much would it cost for a sound proof walling in a garage? my room is converted, the size is about: length is about the size of a limo :http://www.bristol-limos.co.uk/LIMO.JPG

and the width is:

http://cache.jalopnik.com/assets/res...mb-450x450.jpg


you see, and the height is about well, look up lts say its that height.
anyway I need anything to make it less sound outside.
__________________

__________________
Liveleaker
IAntDemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 08:33 AM   #2
Site Team
 
root's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 7,999
Default Re: Sound proof

use deadening foam,

or carpet the walls.

foam is more effective. but will cost more and take up more space.
use polystyrene tiles on the roof as well.

bascially any quite soft material will absorb and deaden the sound.
__________________

__________________
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
root is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 09:23 AM   #3
xxcobraxx
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: England
Posts: 6,224
Default Re: Sound proof

thanks alot root.

I have an idea, get carpet over the walls and then put some foam around, i'm sure I can nick some from my area, theirs plenty of things such as carpet shops and go round the back and see what I can find.

Ill take a pic of my empty bedroom and show you how I've done it.

should be a good few weeks of a project
__________________
Liveleaker
IAntDemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 10:01 AM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
LukaszR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,833
Send a message via MSN to LukaszR
Default Re: Sound proof

Good Luck with this one...i look forward to seeing pics of it once ur done
__________________
Desktop - DualBoot: Fedora 15/Windows 7 64bit
Netbook - Windows 7 Professional

www.Cyber-Talk.ca League of Legends and Gaming Community
LukaszR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 10:50 AM   #5
xxcobraxx
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: England
Posts: 6,224
Default Re: Sound proof

when I get home Ill quickly upload what state its in now which is preety much empty lol and then the after state when its all done
__________________
Liveleaker
IAntDemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 11:53 AM   #6
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: Sound proof

You have to be selective about what material you use. Some materials like carpet only absorb the low end while styrofoam absorbs the high end. Either can make your music sound flat. There are some materials that do a decent job of sound proofing but cost out the arse.
What's transmitting the sound is the sheetrock nailed to the studs. If you can make the wallboard float over the studs secured with some thing like silicone glue, it lets the wallboard resonate but doesn't pass it on to the studs. Fill the void in the wall with thin styrofoam panels to the inside and thick fiberglass to the outside.
setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 11:56 AM   #7
xxcobraxx
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: England
Posts: 6,224
Default Re: Sound proof

I'm looking for a cheaper way seti, thnx alot for the input, thats some useful stuff i never knew
__________________
Liveleaker
IAntDemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 12:35 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
LukaszR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,833
Send a message via MSN to LukaszR
Default Re: Sound proof

Quote:
Originally Posted by Antdemo View Post
when I get home Ill quickly upload what state its in now which is preety much empty lol and then the after state when its all done
sounds good Mate ...also, how about some picks while you're working on the room too ...show us a step by step...and if its not to hard...who knows...i might just give it ago as well
__________________
Desktop - DualBoot: Fedora 15/Windows 7 64bit
Netbook - Windows 7 Professional

www.Cyber-Talk.ca League of Legends and Gaming Community
LukaszR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 12:40 PM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
D-Lew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,793
Send a message via AIM to D-Lew
Default Re: Sound proof

I'm no expert but I'd venture to guess that dynamat directly on top of the sheetrock, covered by flat foam on the outside layer, would be good at cutting down escaped sounds.

You'll want to be careful though because if you get the foam set up for studios (usually is shaped like a series of wedges), it's designed to keep sound from being reflected. What this will do is make for a very weird listening environment. It will probably make your music sound dull and thin, and it will be difficult to have hearing depth perception. It's an odd experience first time you go into a room like that. It's very difficult to place objects based on the direction of the sound you are hearing.
D-Lew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 12:49 PM   #10
xxcobraxx
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: England
Posts: 6,224
Default Re: Sound proof

D-Lew, excellent feedback, I need to go out and get some info on each product.

The only reason I'm doing it is because I like Loud music and my relatives would'nt like me playing my music loud, all tho its my new hobbie it kinda gets to you when others are pissed of with you. But thats the whole point of this sound proof
__________________

__________________
Liveleaker
IAntDemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0