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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
A child’s first years are usually so crucial. Every parent certainly wants to do all that they can to ensure that their baby is fine.
Getting some noise-canceling headphones for your baby can prove beneficial for both their physical and mental health. Areas that have high noise levels can prove dangerous to your baby as they could lead to noise-induced hearing loss.
Most parents do not even realize how the most common places such as the mall can be dangerous to your baby’s hearing. Rather than leave your kids at home, simply get a pair of noise-canceling headphones for them.
These headphones can also be very useful for children who have autism, ADHD, and other sensory issues. Read on to find out some of the benefits of noise-canceling headphones and our top picks for the same.Continue reading
If you are a light sleeper like me, then you probably understand how annoying even the smallest sound can be when you are trying to get some sleep.
This only gets worse if you have noisy neighbors who do not understand how much sleep is important.
I first came across a white noise machine when I was shopping for my baby’s nursery. The walls of the house that I was living in at the time were so thin and even the smallest sounds got to the nursery and woke him up.
When I got a white noise machine, I had a solution for a couple of weeks before the thing broke down and stopped working altogether. I was frustrated because I had spent quite a considerable amount of money on the machine.
I was not too quick to replace the white noise machine. However, after a few frustrated weeks of having to wake up in the middle of the night to the baby’s wailing, it was clear that I needed a solution.
When a friend suggested a white noise fan, I was a bit skeptical. I was not sure how the fans would work in the same way as the machine. I gave it a try though, seeing as it was a bit cheaper than the white noise machines.
I absolutely loved it! I ended up using white noise fans for quite some time and still do, even to date. If you are not sure whether or not a white noise fan will work for you, this article should help you make an informed decision.
Here’s what I have learned about white noise fans over the years.Continue reading
It is no doubt that computers are used nearly everywhere nowadays. And it goes without saying that a keyboard must accompany a computer for it to function fully.
Although most computers come with a standard keyboard, most of these are not necessarily the best. Keyboards can be quite noisy making it difficult for you to work in the company of others.
A few years ago, I was living with a couple of friends while trying to cut costs. I am a night bird and this meant that I was almost always using my computer while everyone else was asleep. While this did not pose a problem, my keyboard at the time was quite loud. This meant that my friends, who were all light sleepers, could hardly sleep unless I was done using the computer.
I did not even know silent or quiet keyboards existed until one of them mentioned it. Of course, I still wanted to use the computer at night but not at the expense of their sleep. So I decided to give it a try.Continue reading
I live in a busy metropolitan area. Cars and people are always buzzing by, dogs are constantly barking, and children are frequently screaming and playing. Needless to say, all this commotion can create quite the amount of noise.
This noise can make it hard for a writer like me to concentrate on things like this very article that you are reading right now. As a result, I frequently saw myself being distracted by dogs and speeding cars and would put my work aside until I could re-focus.
This was until I decided to invest in Soundproof Curtains. These thick, insulating curtains can help not only to cancel out the sounds of the outdoors, but helps reduce echo from the sounds within your own home. The do this while also keeping out light glares and other similar distractions, allowing you to focus better on the task at hand.
If you are looking to buy these curtains, either to help you concentrate or to get a little extra peace and quiet, then this buying guide of the best Soundproof Curtains available is for you!Continue reading