#1
what can i do to make my room more soundproof? any ideas will be accepted because i need a way to make sure the sound of my amp does not get away to the rest of my house
#2
the cheapest way to soundproof your room is to take everything off your walls and tape/glue egg cartons all over it.
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#3
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the cheapest way to soundproof your room is to take everything off your walls and tape/glue egg cartons all over it.

Would that really work?
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#4
it works to a small degree. It only stops soundwaves of a certain wavelength. Proper soundproofing costs a lot of money. You can buy soundproof tiles
#6
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yah, but not as good as sound foam something like this


those are expensive, and wouldnt you go deaf from soundwaves that loud echoing all over your room or garage?
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#7
Get some of those foam pads that people put on top of mattresses if they aren't soft enough. Put 'em on the walls & ceiling if you can. They're cheaper than acoustic foam but won't work quite as well.

EDIT:

The foam would absorb the soundwaves, not reflect them.
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#8
^x2. It stops the sound from echoing, it absorbs it instead of bouncing it around.

and cardboard works well.

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#9
the foam tiles donn't reflect the sound. They dampen the sound, much like curtains do. You could stick curtains all over your walls
#10
if you take blankets and tack them to the ceiling and the wall so that they cover up all of the 90 degree angles, you will have a lot less echo in the room.
#11
I don't think it would be a good idea anyways, playing loud in a small room is gonna seriously damage your ears.
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the foam tiles donn't reflect the sound. They dampen the sound, much like curtains do. You could stick curtains all over your walls


They'd have to be really thick curtains. Like stage curtains.
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#13
that is gonna be one ****ed up room. egg cartons, cardboard, blankets..
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#14
If the problem you're having is your amp, then the cheapest solution to not annoy the rest of the family is to get a set of headphones (proper ones though).
Unless you've got a proper budget you're going to find it hard to actually soundproof your room.
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I don't think it would be a good idea anyways, playing loud in a small room is gonna seriously damage your ears.


Playing loud in an open area isn't the greatest for your hearing either. Loud is loud, the decibel level is still the same.
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#16
I have been working on my garage for a few months now and I did a lot of research before starting. It realy depends on how "sound proof" you want your room to be. Without spending a huge amount of money - there's really no way to "sound proof" it.

The site I went to (can't remember which one, there are quite a few); address the egg crate issue - "they" pretty much consider egg crates as a waste of time - not much help with sound containment.

One option might be to use accoustical ceiling tiles on your walls and ceiling - mounted on 2x4 frameout that covers everything. Not sure you want to build a room within a room - but, again, not sure what level you ready to jump into.

Yes, you can buy the sound damping tiles - but, be ready to sh*t yourself when you see how much that will cost you.

Hope that helps some....
#17
im thinking about the blankets idea, idc if my room is f'ed up, i only use it to jam n sleep in
#18
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im thinking about the blankets idea, idc if my room is f'ed up, i only use it to jam n sleep in


Make sure they're thick and that you secure them with something other than thumb tacks so they don't fall. Good luck
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