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Best Microphone Isolation Shield and Reflection Filters 2019

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Using a home studio for your recordings may sound like a great thing. However, it presents a challenge when it comes to achieving the best sounds.

The main reason for this is because home studios are not usually designed by audio engineers. This means that a couple of factors are not usually considered when building the home studio.

Reducing the level of noise in your home studio is important. One of the ways through which you can achieve this is by using a microphone isolation shield.

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Quietest Sump Pumps 2019: Reviews and Buying Guide

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If you’ve been to places with unpleasant weather conditions like I have, you KNOW what challenges come with the weather. There can be extreme heat, relentless raining on most days (Cue: London), and most importantly: Sudden flooding of the house due to poor drainage systems.

Believe me, a soaked and flooded basement is just the start of your problems. If the water isn’t moved, it can damage the flooring of your house.

Leave it for too long and the furniture will get damaged as well. Poor drainage, damage to your water discharge, and water blockade can turn your house into an island (pun intended).

The easiest way to eradicate the problem is to dig a sump pit in the basement and install a pump that discharges the water away from your house at a safe distance. These pumps are known as “Sump Pumps.” These pumps are handy as none of us want to spend the weekend mopping up a pool of water.

I’ll be discussing the topic in this article. I’ll be helping you guys with a list of some of the quietest sump pumps around. After all, no one likes too much noise to disturb the harmony of their houses while removing a water poodle down at the basement.

While I’m at it, I’ll be throwing in a buying guide in the article as well. This is to help you find your own machine if you’re not satisfied with my choices. But I bet you will be.

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How to Soundproof a Laundry Room Door for under $50

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Laundry rooms do make our lives much easier. I mean, getting all those clothes clean in a matter of minutes not only saves our time but our energy as well.

But let’s face it:

The noise from the laundry room can be pretty distracting. Imagine you are relaxing in the house, trying to read a book or catch up on the latest episodes of your favorite show. To save time, you decide to put the laundry into the washer. The noise from the laundry room is so loud, you will probably not be at peace till the laundry is done.

When the noise gets too unbearable, you will start to consider options. Getting a new, quieter washer may be a great idea, but why go to the trouble of all those expenses?

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Noisy Air Vent in Bedroom? Guide to Soundproofing Air Vents

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An above-door vent is a nice way to increase air-flow inside of your home, which helps to keep the temps down and save on energy bills. This is a reason that many homes may have these vents as part of their interior design.

While this seems nice for some, there is a big issue with above-door vents: just as much as they help to disperse temperatures, they also let in a bunch of noise from either side of the door. To many, the amount of noise that you get from these vents outweighs any benefits that you can possibly get from them, and the need to soundproof above-door vents becomes a necessity.

Seeing that you are reading this article, it is safe to assume that you want to soundproof as noisy above-door vent of your own. If that is the case, then these methods will help you to block out the noise from the vent and live in peace!

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Best Baby White Noise Machines 2019: Review and Buying Guide

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For the few lucky parents, getting their babies to sleep is an easy task. But for most parents, their babies take hours to get to sleep, and even when they do, they hardly go for a few minutes before they are up and wailing once more. This can be frustrating, especially if your baby keeps you awake most of the night.

Since you and your little munchkin need the sleep so as to rest, a white noise machine could be just what the doctor ordered for you! The white noise from the machine is incredibly soothing and will have your baby sleeping in a couple of minutes.

What’s more, white noise machines ensure your baby has a long uninterrupted sleep. This means uninterrupted sleep for you too.

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Best Acoustic Panels and Soundproof Foam 2019 (with Installation Guide)

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Whether you are trying to deal with the traffic noise, noisy neighbors or perhaps you do not want to disturb the neighbors with noise from your studio, then you will certainly want to soundproof your house.

Depending on your budget and how much sound you want to block out, there are a couple of ways that you can achieve a soundproof home.

Acoustic foam panels are perhaps some of the cheapest methods you can use to achieve sound deadening in your home.

I love taking on new soundproofing projects and when a friend asked me help set up a spare room in her house for her YouTube channel, I was more than happy to. We set out looking for the best foam panels and the experience was definitely worth it.

If you are looking to purchase and install some acoustic foam panels, there’s no doubt that you may feel overwhelmed. Well, this article is meant for you.

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Car Soundproofing: How to Reduce Road Noise in Car

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Chances are, if you work a normal 9-5 job, you may have got yourself stuck in traffic at one time or another. It happens to nearly everybody, and its something that is nearly impossible to entirely avoid.

While you sit there in traffic, sun beating down on top of your windshield, the noise of construction equipment, angry drivers, and stereos that are way too loud start to take their toll on you. If only there was a way to drown out all this noise to make this experience at least a little less painful.

You happen to be in luck, as there exist many ways in which one can muffle the noise of the world outside their car. Today we will take a look at some of the methods in which you can soundproof your car!

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Quietest Leaf Blowers: Reviews and Buying Guide

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Why do I need a leaf blower of all things?

Look around and you’ll find the answer yourselves. If you have a backyard garden or a patio you’ll know what it means to rake in the fallen leaves of the trees.

It is tiresome, right? This is what leaf blowers are for. These products make short work of amassing all the fallen leaves and dirt. You’ll be able to clean your garden within an hour if you have competent product in your hands.

These blowers come handy when cleaning sandy decks and winded walkways during summer and spring. Some units are even good for light snow covered roads.

That’s all well and good but one must not disturb his/her neighbors when cleaning the garden. That’s where the quietest leaf blowers come in. You’ll find some of my personal choices here in this article as well.

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Best Soundproof Blankets 2019: Do They Really Work?

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Have you ever thought of starting your own YouTube channel? How about your own audio-recording studio? Or do you, in fact, just have really loud neighbors?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then chances are that you are in the market for some Soundproof Blankets!

But what are soundproof blankets, and what kind of soundproof blanket should I buy? For the answers to this question, you will need to enlist the aid of this buying guide.

In this guide we will be taking a look at the reasons one may need soundproof blankets, what to look for when purchasing them, and some of the best soundproof blankets that you can buy right now online.

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How to Soundproof a Home Office: 10 Ways that Work!

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Working from home can be great. You get to be your own boss and determine how long you actually work.

However, any noise, however little, can be quite distracting. For you to get work done, your home office should be able to block out as much noise as possible.

When I quit my job to work from home a few years ago, the biggest challenge I faced was all the noise in the house. The kids were a ruckus and that meant I couldn’t get much done from my home office.

It was then that I decided to soundproof my home office. I took a couple of the steps I have highlighted in this article and of course, the outcome was amazing. I have added a few other steps you can take should the ones I took not work for you.

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