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Substitutes for Soundproofing

Discussion in 'Recording' started by dabmeister music, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    What are some of the acceptable forms of soundproofing when your not quite prepaired to track vocals or acoustic instruments in a booth? I've heard using a mattress with it standing against the wall would be ok. And using Auralex is cool but I don't have that much to spend right now. Any others? ;)
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    A matress might provide a bit of reflection control but I doubt that it would be of much help in soundproofing... Another inexpensive tempory solution id moving blankets. You can purchase some at a U Haul store or at Home Depot. I have come to the conclusion that there is no substitute for good old fashond 700 series fiberglass and panel bass traps for the best results. Blankets and matresses will do almost nothing to tame low frequency anomolies... kurt
  3. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Am I reading this right? Is this the Kurt we all know and love??? <SLAP!> Ahh...that's better, I'm awake now! Let me see here....Yup! It says "Kurt Foster"...wow, and I thought I was dreaming! Haha!!! :D
  4. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Hey Doublehelix , your funny. But I do have a question for Kurt. Is that the Owens Corning 700 series?
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Yep! Same guy... I have been reading some new info and I am beginning to see that danger in using any foam products.. It's just not safe.. A lot of the arguments I was using to justify the foam position really don't hold up under scrutiny.. One thought I had was that other materials were flammable also but I did not consider that things like carpet are only rated and approved for use on floors.. When you put them on walls, they combust even faster..

    There is a very good article on this by Dr. Paul Leherman in this months MIX magazine.. check it out.. Kurt
  6. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    ......was that Ethan disguised as KF I saw streaking across the internet???

    I DREADED....no really!....DREADED opening this up....but hey...every dog has a new way of learning things.....

    So to be SAFE.....use the right products!!
  7. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Hey guys , I have a question for ya'll. I've purchased some material a few months ago and just have'nt taken the time to construct this booth yet. Ok , I'll pretend that I've got this thing framed and it's ready for the next phase. I have a couple of sheets of 3/4 in. thick plywood as well as drywall. Would I double up on layering the plywood or the drywall? Or do I double up at all? I've seen cats use some sort of filler between the walls. Of course I'm not quite prepaired for that right now. What's best for my situation?

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