#1
i moved to korea for studying and i live in a small one room style apartment. problem, i can't play guitar here because my one room neighbors can easily hear it. is there a way to sound proof the door??
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#2
yeah

but its usually quite expensive
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#3
deafen your neighbours

oh and I heard cardboard egg
boxes insulate sound
is that a myth?
I also heard it was all down to mass
ex. high density insulation
also lifting amp off floor makes a big difference and is easy to do
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#4
i use a few old high density foam mattresses for a pretty similar issue. i put one on the door and one covering the window. i picked mine up cheap at second hand shop. Dunno if you'd be able to find any in Korea, but if you can it's a pretty inexpensive fix.

works a treat.
#5
thanx for the tips, fellow UGers. i'm not using an amp; i only brought my acoustic guitar with me. will blankets work?? i'm not sure where i can obtain these density foam mattresses.
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#6
Quote by Nameless742


oh and I heard cardboard egg
boxes insulate sound
is that a myth?


Myth


I also heard it was all down to mass
ex. high density insulation


Fact

to sonically isolate a room from the surrounding environment costs an aweful lot of money, and takes a lot of effort in construction.

for more info on Acoustic Treatment, viset the John L Sayer forums:

http://www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/index.php

or take a look at some documented studio builds here:

http://www.johnlsayers.com/Studio/index.htm

Just to see how isolation is actually achieved in the construction of the room.

here is a particularly good one:

http://www.johnlsayers.com/Studio/Mainpage/MP-Funky_1.htm
Last edited by TheDriller at Jan 2, 2010,
#7
ive heard that if you put carpet on the walls and ceiling it deafens the sound.
the only problem is, youd need alot of carpet to cover all the walls and ceiling.
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#8
Quote by TheDriller
Myth




that actually does work fairly well for deadening a room, doesn't do shit for sound proofing though.
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#9
Quote by musicTHEORYnerd
ive heard that if you put carpet on the walls and ceiling it deafens the sound.
the only problem is, youd need alot of carpet to cover all the walls and ceiling.


No,

carpet is nowhere near dense enough to be effective at sound isolation.
#10
Quote by TheDriller
No,

carpet is nowhere near dense enough to be effective at sound isolation.


It's better than nothing, it works pretty well for blocking out household noises coming in from the outside.
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