#1
Hi UG,

Me and my friend we Jam , at my place . My room has concrete walls and 8x10 feet size

we use 30W amp - not much of an amp big but we get late practicing and the sound goes out .

There is a 2" Inch Thick Wooden door between rooms , Possible way to stop sound from escaping outside?

Any way to Sound proof it? . I live in India . So please Advise common materials

Thanks
#2
You could cut out egg cartons and glue them to your wall.
Although this only works for higher frequencies, lower ones would still go trough. Other than this I can't really think of anything relatively cheap.
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You could cut out egg cartons and glue them to your wall.
Although this only works for higher frequencies, lower ones would still go trough. Other than this I can't really think of anything relatively cheap.



That, and lots of rugs(blankets). Not only does it help absorb sound it will also make your room acoustics friendly!
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covering a few walls with blankets can help to at least deaden the sound.

and one thing i always wondered about, have you seen those wedge type thing that surrounds the bottom of your door (its marketed to not let the cool draft in under the door), that may be a good way.
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egg cartons, foam *such as what is used in furnature*, and blankets. If you use all three you will be fine as long as you do not get too loud.
#7
Thanks , but how do i protect sound from escaping cavaties between door and wall/Floor/Ceeling
#8
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Thanks , but how do i protect sound from escaping cavaties between door and wall/Floor/Ceeling


You're always going to have to accept some level of sound pressure escaping the room.

You can cover all the cavities with overlapping sponge foam. Line all the walls top to bottom with two inch thick sponge foam, including the ceiling. Then cover it with blankets and egg cartons, Cover the floor with sponge backed vinyl.

The room will look like complete ass and the work involved if you do it yourself is exertive if you do it properly (ie not just slap stuff on), but thats what you want.

That will cut almost all the frequencies.

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get 2"x2"s or 2x4"s frame over the inside walls and put some rockwool in the space between the framing, and use a thicker drywall then texture and repaint. really the only way to do it right. as for the floor keep your amps off of the ground. if you were to have a drummer, part of the riser's surface is to isolate the drums to the floor.

not easy, not cheap, but not so extravagant that you would be unable to do it. i could have it all done in one day. granted i have done some construction work through college, and have experience, but that would really be the only way.
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#11
The egg cartons trick is only usefull for deadening the room, it does not provide any sound proofing, it just means the frequencies are scattered in different directions when they hit the surface of the egg carton.

Sound proofing cant be done properly on the cheap.
Like mentioned, thick blankets can be used to filter high frequencies, hang them an inch away from the wall so theres air space between. In order to filter bass frequencies you need density. Some thick rubber/vinyl on the walls and floors would probably help, aswell as some acoustic plasterboard. Replace hollow-core doors with heavy solid-core ones to minimize sound transmission through the door bodies. Add acoustic seals around the edges. Create a false ceiling.
#12
Thanks , My Door is a Thick core 2" inch wooden door.


I am thinking of putting some rubber sheets in cavities between door and wall . so it would just close and thing would bypass
#13
I find old mattresses to work well in a pinch. People are always throwing them out so keep an eye open for some not disgusting looking ones and grab 'em. They'll drastically reduce floor space and you can't really put one on the ceiling but they work wonders over windows and the like. Plus it mosh proofs your place.
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The best way I found to isolate lower frequencies is to lift the amp off of the floor. I use a couple 2by4's . The key is to have as little mass touching the floor as possible. Make sure the amps are turned away from where the most sound is escaping the room. If you have open back combos, try to close them as good as you can. Or use a makeshift isolation wall about a foot behind them if your concerned about losing the openback tone of your amp. And I always used scrap carpet from carpet stores. They will usually save some for you if you just ask. Also used the foam mattress covers before but that gets expensive if you have to buy a bunch of them. Bass traps in the corners help as well. Even a small roll of carpet in the corners are better than nothing. If you do all this, the room will sound dead as hell. But not much sound will escape either.

P.s. I have also hung carpet about two inches off the walls to create some dead air between your sound and the actual wall. That helps tremendously too.
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#15
Thanks,

there was a big cavaty above door , like 8inchx 5 inch

i placed thermocol 3inch thick there and sound droped drasticaly .

but i could still hear the low frequencies ( do i need to put something extra with door so it absorbs more low frequencies?

i do have an old carpet laying around i would try that

there is a 2 inch gap between door and floor , i am thinking of using cheap rubber belts and nail them together under the door
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Am I the only person who's noticed that since there is no drummer the obvious solution is just turn your amps down?
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Turn DOWN? what does that even mean? I think my amp only gets louder.

#20
Carpets. Both on the floor and hung from wall a cut down on sound big time. Doesn't even have to cover the whole wall, anything helps. Carpets exhorb sound like crazy.
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