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How To Make a Soundproof Booth in Your Home: 7 Simple Steps

How To Make a Soundproof Booth in Your Home

If you are a musician or a sound recorder, then one of the major challenges that you must be facing is getting space to rent out your own recording studio. Even with space the monthly rent, as well as other expenses, can take a huge toll on your finances.​

It is because of such setbacks, that people find it much easier to build a soundproof booth in your home. Not only will this help you cut on costs, it will also allow you to work from the comfort of your home.

Besides people who work with music and sound recording, you may also need a quiet place to just work from home. While some people have a home office for such needs, not everyone has space. In this case, a soundproof booth would be a great place to get all the work done even when everyone else is home.​

You are probably wondering how exactly to go about building a soundproof booth in your home. Well, if that is the case, then this article is meant for you. So read on to find out why.

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Train Noise Reduction: 4 Ways to Block Railway Noise at Home

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You finally managed to find that house or apartment you were looking for, being perfect in any sense.

You and your family moved in and everything was just as you imagined. But then it happened – the truth hit you.

Although you had been informed about a train noise, you took it for granted, assuming that it wouldn’t be that much of a problem. Yes, you have a great home now, and yes, the horns and whistles of a train are unbearable.

Although the noise pollution can be a more significant trouble in an urban area, it is always a problem how to deal with the train noise at home when you live near a railroad track, whether in a suburban area or a center of a city.

Noises such as train horn and whistle, although sounded with purpose, could be reduced by certain soundproofing methods to achieve both short-term and permanent solution.

Those who are looking for a noise reduction solution should be aware that it might be needed to employ more than one method if the disquieting noise is immensely loud.

Having in mind all these facts and inconveniences, should you consider selling your dream house and giving up on your home? But why would you do that when you could use some of the following soundproofing solutions and still enjoy your home?

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Pool Pump Noise Reduction: How to Quiet a Noisy Pool Pump

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Do you like enjoying a swim on these hot, hot days? But is your noisy pool pump making humming noises and ruining your relaxation and pleasure?

Is there a way to stop this ruckus from ruining your nice afternoon swim? Or is your pool pump that loud that it is ruining not only your afternoon relaxation swimming but your naps as well?

And be sure that you are not the only one that is disturbed by the sound of it. Your neighbors can’t wait for the summer to be over, and for their peace to be restored.

That is not a solution, though. The next summer will come, and why else do you have a pool in your backyard, if not to use it to the fullest.

If this problem is familiar to you, then I just might have a few tricks in my sleeve.

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Is Fiberglass Insulation Good for Soundproofing?

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If you are struggling with a lot of noise in your home, you have probably tried a lot of things to make it quieter. Noisy traffic being the most common and those neighbors that are playing loud music and having late parties are never helping either.

The noise can also lead to an unhealthy life, and no one wants that for themselves.

Problems like sleeplessness and high level of anxiety are just that common and noise is one of the leading factors.

Apparently, it would be the best to stop it. But how?

A bunch of information is always available on the Internet, but it is rarely certain that that information is actually correct.

Most important question when it comes to sound insulating is always which materials are right to use for this purpose.

One of the most common solutions to the noise problem in your home is suggested to be fiberglass.

But is it really as efficient as they say?

As you know, I dedicated a past few years of my life to finding solutions to noisy homes, cars, and appliances of different types.

Now is the time to find the final answer to the question “Is fiberglass insulation good for soundproofing?”

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How to Make Motorcycle Exhaust Quieter

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Sometimes, when you are walking down the street, or playing with your kid on the playground, it might happen to hear some unpleasant noise that causes ear pain (for being so loud) coming from the motorcycle.

Now, put yourself in those parents’ view. If your motorcycle exhaust is quite loud, that may provoke some strange looks into your direction.

As you may already know, the main factors that produce the motorcycle’s sound are those related to its exhaust system. Some motorcycles are naturally loud, made to show-off the power and strength of the motor.

On the other hand, if you don’t have a motorcycle that costs more than $3000, then most probably your exhaust is just leaking.

However, both of these situations are quite annoying, but the second one even more than the first one.

There are few easier solutions to the problem that you have. They are kind of cheap, and in most of the cases easy to do by yourself.

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Acoustic Windshield: The Technology, Benefits and Does it Really Work?

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This is the latest innovation in car manufacturing. An acoustic windshield is designed to minimize the noise you hear while driving.

Regardless of what is around you, this windshield will limit the noise level and help you enjoy a quiet and safe driving experience.

It is made of additional layers of insulation that are soundproof. In between these layers, there are two additional layers. One is a standard Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and the other one is made of acoustic PVB. This helps make the cabin of the vehicle very quiet.

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Does Soundproof Wallpaper Work? What Are Some Alternatives?

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If you have some problems with noise in your apartment, you have probably started to look for some solutions a long time ago.

There has been a lot of words lately about methods that are very cheap, very easy to install, and also pleasing to an eye.

These methods are soundproof paint and soundproof wallpapers.

But does soundproof wallpaper really work, and if it does – how?

I have been wondering the same for a long time. I always wanted to be able to soundproof my apartment and keep it beautiful and modern. But I wasn’t so sure if that would be the waste of time and money (and my nerves and eardrums), or it would really bear some fruit.

For that reason, I gave myself a mission to find this out, and bust the myth.

For all those of you who are wandering the same, I have made a note about what I have found, and I hope that you will find it helpful.

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Egg Cartons for Soundproofing: Can You Soundproof a Room with That?

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You are probably wondering what is the cheapest method for soundproofing your walls and related to that, do egg cartons for soundproofing even work?

Well, there are a lot of reasons to believe that egg crates can do the job. Simply speaking, they are round and on the first sight, we might think that it can actually absorb some noise as it doesn’t bounce back from the solid, flat surface.

This is a myth and people are still testing it and believing in it. Egg crates can’t be used for soundproofing. But, they might be used for some other purpose, or to reduce some other type of the noise.

In this article, I will be explaining why egg crates can’t be used in soundproofing and offer you some other alternatives when it comes to soundproofing

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Where to Place Acoustic Panels For Best Sound Effect

How To Make a Soundproof Booth in Your Home

It’s enough of a challenge to figure out where you lie in the spectrum of people who need acoustic treatments or soundproofing and similar dilemmas. As discussed before, it can be a bit of a fine line to walk.

I know, for us, it wasn’t exactly an easy feat, when we set it up in our home’s theater room. It’s always a struggle to decide what you need and how to achieve it best. It doesn’t help when you consider that a wrong investment can cost a lot if you make mistakes.

Obviously, it’s not that hard or costly to purchase some acoustic panels, but it can add up if you end up going in without a solid plan. Costs do add up if you need to buy multiples of even the best deal.

That’s why the goal here today is to make sure you:

-End up able to form a clear and concise plan of action
-Know what to aim for in terms of material and coverage
-Don’t end up wasting money

One word of warning: there is no ideal solution that can magically solve all your acoustic problems. In all honesty, the science of acoustics often relies on a person’s feel of it all and their opinion on how things ought to be, more than it relies on something precisely and coldly based on math alone.

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6 Simple Ways to Soundproof Interior Doors

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The importance of realizing what is the difference between interior and exterior door is huge, especially for soundproofing purposes.

Unlike exterior doors that are built of solid wood, interior doors usually have a hollow core. With that said, it’s easy to conclude that exterior doors are quite heavier, massive, while interior ones are frankly lighter.

This reflects into interior doors soundproofing power. They are a lot easier for the noise to pass through, unlike exterior doors.

Therefore, they require a bit more soundproofing.

I had interior doors all over my first apartment, and it was highly noisy. You could hear anyone without any problems behind those doors like there were no doors at all. So, I have found out about a couple of solutions.

Of course, changing doors is somewhat expensive, so soundproofing is a great alternative. In this article, I will explain basics of soundproofing interior doors, and hopefully help you solve your problem in the most effective way.

So, let’s get to the point.

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