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I have to go with Duckie on this one, he knows what he is talking about
you litterally have to build a room within a room with no joists or walls attached to the
"structure" just floating off the floor ,then comes very intense foam material about 4" thick in between the walls. The process does cost around 10k for a small room. Even 2K worth of that
foam junk wont do much.

Duckie Ho for the win !

Also if you fall or get hurt in the room and need assistance, nobody can hear your screams for HELP !!!
Most soundproofed rooms have other people observing them when in use (recording studios)
Some food for thought.
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I've read that covering your walls/ceiling with eggcartons, Then having drapes hanging infront of those is enough.

Inexpensive fix. Don't know if it will work either. But hey You won't be running out of eggs any time soon.
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You definitely won't get sound-proof with that stuff. You might as well use egg-cartons.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dglkn View Post
You definitely won't get sound-proof with that stuff. You might as well use egg-cartons.
as if someone hasn't suggested that...

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I've read that covering your walls/ceiling with eggcartons, Then having drapes hanging infront of those is enough.

Inexpensive fix. Don't know if it will work either. But hey You won't be running out of eggs any time soon.
http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/6-1-2004-54926.asp
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One common misconception in soundproofing is that filling the wall with egg cartons will reduce noise transmission between rooms. In actuality, test results have shown that filing your wall with egg crate cartons will not produce any measurable reduction in sound reduction between rooms.
In addition, don't forget sound will travel through the ceiling and floor as well.
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post #17 of 21
Why not use egg-cartons? They should be cheaper than those foam-mats.
post #18 of 21
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Uhggg.. Alright, im not looking for a super leet 100% sound proof room (i regret titling the thread soundproof)
Im deffinately not looking to instal foam inside my drywall, but more get like 1-2 hanging baffles for ceiling and a few 24''x48''s to ... like attach or 'hang' on a few key walls.. and/or get a couple of cornertec things http://www.tecnifoam.com/panels_baffles.html

I know, it's not going to be 'Professionally installed leet rap-artist studio' stuff..

I'm looking to spend like a few $100 (max) and that's it.

Maybe the most affective is attaching a foam thing to my door Gaww idk im getting ahead of myself..
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post #19 of 21
I understand what you are tying to do but I dont think it is realistic with your budget. If you put foam on the walls it will cut down on echo and the highend frequencies, about 10000Hz. You are still going to be able to hear someone talking on the other side of the door. The best thing for you to do would be to use some good ceiling tiles and that would cut down on a lot of the noise. Also, dont put you computer in the corner of a room since the noise will be reflected off the walls more. You could pad the wall around you computer and you would see pretty good results. There is no reason for padding the entire room. Save some money.
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post #20 of 21
Ok Ok. It's like this guys. When you see these foam pads in peoples rooms and studios, it's NOT to sound proof rooms. That's a misconception. It is solely for acoustic purposes. (hence the name acoustic foam.)
It is done to stop sound from bouncing off the walls, echos, etc. Noises that might interfere with what your listening too. This is crucial for mixing records so you only hear what you're supposed to. When done when recording it's so that the microphone only picks up the voice without anything extra.
If done right everything should be set up in a way that absorbs sound, or directs back to the sweetspot (being your chair, or sofa, wherever you're going to be lsitening to sound).
Unless you completely encase the room floor to ceiling in this stuff you won't be "sound proofing" anything. Even still you'll just be muffling in the sound.
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