Yeah, the world is a big noisy place, we know that, but what can one do about it? As a matter of fact, one gets the right picture of how many sounds are there only when one starts building a studio.
It’s a terrifying moment indeed because you realize that you are about to be in a real battle – human vs sound! But, the good news is that, with my useful tips, you can actually be a winner.
Here I shall tell you more about soundproofing and acoustic treatment in general. Are they the same thing? Which is the most successful way of dealing with various sounds from different sources? These are just some of the questions we shall try to answer.
The big question of acoustics is the one that troubles all musicians, and having a top-quality equipment is not always helpful, if the room properties themselves do not allow sound to be well distributed.Continue reading
If you live in a busy area with plenty of traffic passing by, or next to a pedestrian street that is always filled with people, you’re probably not too thrilled that you have to put up with all of that noise.
Perhaps you’re woken up every single morning by the annoying sound of your neighbor mowing the lawn really loudly when you just want to get some sleep, or you live next to a construction site or a playground.
Whatever your problem may be, I am probably right in guessing that the idea of soundproofing your living space has crossed your mind at least once.
No matter what you’re planning to soundproof, it is always very useful to know at least the approximate STC rating for different kinds of materials before you decide on the type of material you will use.Continue reading
Have you ever tried archery and thought to yourself “Wow, how did they manage to hunt with such loud weapons back in the days”? Because I sure have.
We’ve recently bought a bow for our son to practice shooting at a target, and he’s been complaining about the very loud vibrations coming from the bowstring and the limbs, as well as some other noises it was making.
Determined to find the solution to this sound-related problem as well, I’ve done a little researching. Aside from making the bow quieter, I have even managed to improve its performance a little.Continue reading
Make no mistake, these solutions are but one amongst many in the sea of soundproofing via decoupling methods. However, as they tend to be the most used and prominent, I figure it’s best to discuss them and how you might make a decision on what works better for you.
Discussions on how best to do this kind of soundproofing often come up relating to the home. I know I’ve experienced my fair share of issues with something that looked good and I wanted in my home due to that.
I’ve also had personal experience having to choose between these, as my parents wanted to install a partition in their games’ room. Of course, they came to me, and that is when I learned just how confusing and difficult picking between these can be.
That’s why I am going to do try my best to simplify it all and, alongside explanations, give you a succinct overview of what is better in which category and what you should ultimately choose.Continue reading
Even though it sounds hard and difficult to achieve, you can soundproof your attic floor in a few simple steps.
Attic can be a great place to quietly work at home, or study. However, the attic floor is sometimes not that well-built. It releases a lot of the noise and prevents you from doing your job.
Soundproofing an attic floor might look like the devil’s work, but really isn’t. It is similar to any other floor soundproofing.
Also, it depends on which noise you intend to prevent. If airborne noise is in the matter, then you can solve your problem by adding some density to your floor. Otherwise, if the impact noise is a problem, it will require an additional effort to block these vibrations.
No matter what your problem is, you will be able to find the solution in this short article. So, let’s offer some.Continue reading
Today, blenders are a part of a healthy everyday life. Most of us love to drink delicious smoothies, natural juices, fruit yogurts, and thick vegetable soups.
You are probably wondering why someone would need to reduce blender noise. Well, that question has not crossed my mind before I bought my new, ultra loud blender!
I decided to do something. My husband wanted to replace the blender with a quieter blender.
On the other side, I was satisfied with blender’s quality. Also, I didn’t want to buy a new blender and spend more money on something that I already had, but truth be told, that blender was really loud.
I decided to do a little research on this topic and find a solution, or at least reduce the noise that the blender was making to a tolerable level.
Here are some of the things you can do if you have this problem and at the end of this article I will tell you what I chose.Continue reading
How many times were you annoyed by a too loud laptop fan making noise? Have you ever heard your laptop all the sudden go unbearably loud? Well, this can occur to anyone, no matter how old your machine is.
There can be a lot of reasons causing this problem, but in most of the cases they are all easily solvable and will not take much effort to deal with.
Of course, there are sometimes when the noise can’t be handled due to the laptop’s age. Some parts simply get loose and worn out. Either you can change them, or buy a new laptop. However, before tossing your old laptop to trash, there are some things that you might try in order to reduce the noise of its fan.
Nevertheless, you can use these tactics as well to improve your newer laptop and decrease/prevent the potential noise.
Let’s check out some of the most effective ways of dealing with the annoying buzz of your laptop fan.Continue reading
Do you have a noisy water pump in your house?
I’ve got a water pump for myself and my family quite recently, and I noticed unwanted vibrations and the noise that is quite triggering. It literary drove us crazy, so we needed to do something about it.
Now, you probably wonder what can be the solution to this, on the first sight, unsolvable problem. Well, there are ways to deal with the water pump, but they require a bit more effort. Luckily, you won’t need to do these things repeatedly.
Once soundproofed, the water pump will be harmless to your peace, and hence, to your nerves. A proper installation and a regular maintenance might solve your problem.
However, there are a few quite effective ways of soundproofing water pump. Let’s check them out.Continue reading
I live in a suburban area where there are no big multi-story buildings – everyone is living in a nice, comfy two-story house with big yards, which means nearly everyone has a nice lawn that requires occasional mowing.
I have done a lot of noise insulation and sound-proofing on my home; however, the issue of being outside and trying to communicate with someone while half the neighborhood is using lawnmowers at the same time on Saturdays around noon still stands.
For some time I’ve considered convening a neighborhood council and setting up a schedule of lawn mowing for each street, but that seemed like too much to ask of people.
Having understood my concern, my husband has been tinkering with our lawnmower and trying to figure out how to make it quieter and, since I myself love trying out and experimenting with such stuff, I joined him and we have since found out multiple ways of muffling its noise.
If you’re interested in getting a quiet lawn mower, see our reviews of the best in the market here.Continue reading
Regular exercising matters a lot. It’s an excellent stress reliever and a perfect way to stay in a good shape. However, even in while working out, we cannot escape the noise.
Whether it’s a home gym or a huge sports centre where we exercise, there are lots of sounds. Loud music, a noise coming from the machines, sounds coming from people exercising, you name it.
As you know, I always do my best to come up with various tips on soundproofing our surroundings, so I did some research on this subject as well.
So, let’s find out where does the noise come from and what are the best ways to manage gym noise reduction.Continue reading