#1
my band practices in the garage but it gets quite loud... how would we go about making most of the sound stay in the garage so people dont complain?
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#4
1)close garage door
2)foam/styrofoam are your friends
3)rugs/carpets work well too.

i have to do this to my room...
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#5
but how quiet can this become because we are a loud metal band
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#7
well i can cover windows but what about the garage door
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#8
duct tape+foam or carpets. several layers. also, rugs under the amps, towels in the bass drum, etc.
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#9
moving blankets, you can buy them by the dozen online

garages are actually horrible for practice with loud drummers, if you could move to a basement it would be alot better
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#10
well i live in florida where there are no basements lol

and how quiet would it be outside if i made all this effort?
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#11
Ive seen people get carpet and cover the walls and floors of garages to help. Something on the ceiling to. Theres only so much you can muffle it tho.
#12
it's rather hard to reduce noise leakage, unless that is what the room is built for.
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#13
but how quiet will it be?
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#14
moving blankets are great, the cushioning under floor carpet works fine, anything insulating really, mass=dampening, windows and doors are your biggest concern

also, look into building a bass trap
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BUT HOW MUCH QUIETER WILL IT BE!!!!!......plz
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#16
Egg boxes. Pressed paper are best but styrofoam ones will do. Heavy carpets on the floor. Remember to leave a way for air to get in. One rehearsal place in S London forgot that and nearly suffocated everyone (Ask Average White Band). You can knock up a baffled air duct with hardboard and 1" square timbers. Put alternate baffles in like an old style car exhaust. Possibly pit an electric fan in there and allow an output, too. That should make it sound outside like you have a radio on behind the doors.
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#17
if your that loud, turn down the damn amps. I play metal, in a band, in a garage, and you only need to be able to be louder than the drummer. That, plus a couple things listed above, will easily make it tolerable.
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BUT HOW MUCH QUIETER WILL IT BE!!!!!......plz

It will be 7 quieter.
it's all just coming back
it's all coming back

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#19
it will be 7 quieter?
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#21
do u mean 7 times quieter?
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#22
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BUT HOW MUCH QUIETER WILL IT BE!!!!!......plz


Get a stereo, put it in a big cardboard box and turn it on.

Listen to it.

Now insulate the box as described above and try again.

Quieter?

There you go then.

Stopping sound means reducing the transfer of airflow and vibrations from the room to the outside.

A garage door, will act like a huge speaker cone.

So you need thick, materials and soft materials, hence carpet and so on, to reduce vibrations and deaden sound.
#23
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do u mean 7 times quieter?


no. he means 7 quieter.
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#24
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lol, i thought it was kinda dumb question so, yeah.

actually i think it will probably be 8 quieter if u insulate the walls very well.
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#26
what a fucking dunce you are.
they're making fun of you because you can't just say "it will be this much quieter".
the only way you can know is to try and compare.
fuck.
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