How to Soundproof a Room for Music (Listening and Recording)

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Soundproofing a room can be a challenging job. Whether you are making your own mini-studio, or just blocking out the noise from your teenage kid, making of the soundproof room might take some time.

The biggest problem is when the age gap between your older one and the baby is 14-15 years. As you may know, 14-15 years is where everything starts being interesting.

You need to balance between your teenager’s revolt of listening to the music at high volume, and your baby’s peace.

Since I was in this position not that long ago, my husband and I decided not only to soundproof the nursery room but the room of our older kid as well.

In that way, both of our kids got their peace, whether is that listening to a really loud music or napping.

In this article, you can find some of the methods that I used to soundproof a room for the music, as well as some other methods that I also find useful for the purposes of soundproofing.

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Shop Vac Noise Reduction: How to Make a Shop Vac Quiet

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Shop vacs have always been great to use for your own home. They are portable but much stronger than regular vacuum cleaners.

However strong they may be, they all have one downside; and that is that they are extremely loud.

If you happen to have used it in a somewhat empty space, like your garage or similar, you must have noticed how loud they are. It is just like they are echoing all around.

This just makes vacuuming very unpleasant.

Nevertheless, they are quite handy, so it would be the best if there was a way to somehow reduce the noise they are making.

Well, is there a way?

Of course there is, but you would have to keep in mind that machines as powerful as shop vacs can never be completely soundproofed, but the only thing you can do is reduce the noise they are making.

Before I tell you how to reduce the noise, let’s give a look at why they are this loud in the first place.

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How to Soundproof a Garage (for Band Practice)

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What better place for band practice than your own garage? Well, there’s one problem with it – the neighbors.

Most of the time, the neighbors will not hear the clear sound but the drums, as their sound is the most problematic one to isolate.

As a part of a teenage band, I jammed a lot. Then, the neighbors started whining almost every single time we started our session. You could hear the doorbell in the middle of our song. No doubt, it was really annoying for both sides – us and them, so we started looking for a solution.

However, as every teenage rock band, we were short with cash, so we needed a cheap and fast solution to our problems. As back then there were no developed networks of articles like this, we started searching for the possible solutions in the books, asking our older ones, and even some architects.

Basically, we tried some mixtures of solutions that you will be familiar with, shortly after you’ve read this story. And some of them worked!

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How to Soundproof a Room in an Apartment

How Much Does It Cost to Soundproof a Room

Peace is priceless. Once you lose it, you start understanding its value.

One of the most annoying things that can disrupt the peace in your apartment is outdoor noise, right?

Whether you are a light sleeper, working from home, or you have a baby that needs a lot of undisturbed naps, the noise can sometimes cause some serious problems.

Believe it or not, I’ve lost my job as a home-based teacher due to some uncanny noise.

Basically, that was the breaking point when I started looking for a solution this, on the first look, trivial problem.

I’ve read a lot about it, consulted with my colleagues’ architects, and finally made a list of possible solutions. Now, I hope that this knowledge that I gathered will serve not only me but you as well.

Therefore, here, you can find some of the best ways to soundproof a room in an apartment.

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How To Quiet A Car Exhaust Without Losing Performance

How To Quiet A Car Exhaust Without Losing Performance

Do you find your car exhaust annoying as it suddenly went extremely loud? Or did you buy a car with a loud exhaust but then had a change of heart?

Well, quieting it shouldn’t be such a problem.

It happened to me several times in my life, and every single one of them was unpleasant. I felt like everyone was staring at me for producing such noise in the traffic.

It’s not just annoying because you are hearing the loud sound, but also it reminds you all the time that something is broken on your car.

So, basically, when you know nothing about the exhaust, this might be a quite big problem for you. But, nevertheless, it’s quite easy fixing it. There are some cheap methods, and there are those a bit more permanent that will require a bit more time and effort.

Following these steps, you will be able to make your exhaust quieter on both levels, inside and outside of the car.

Now, let’s see some of the best methods to make your car exhaust quieter.

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How to Soundproof a Dishwasher in 8 Simple Steps

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We all love some peace and quiet in the home. Unfortunately, there are so many causes of noise in every home. In most houses, the dishwasher is one of the biggest culprits. Whenever there is a load of dishes in the washer, the house can get quite noisy making it difficult to get any work done. It can also get a bit strenuous trying to hear what someone else is saying.

The good news is that it is entirely possible to have soundproof the dishwasher. Although you can easily get a quieter dishwasher thanks to the advanced technology, you can simply soundproof your existing one. Besides saving you a couple of bucks, it will have your home much quieter and return a sense of peace and quiet even with a load of dishes in the washer.

In this article, we are going to highlight a few easy steps to soundproof your dishwasher. But first, let’s take a look at some essential points.

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White Noise vs Pink Noise vs Brown Noise

White Noise vs Pink Noise vs Brown Noise

Rumor has it that there are some types of colorful noises that can help you sleep well and reduces the background noise in your apartment.

Have you heard of it?

But what are those exactly? The question is very simple, but the answer rarely is.

The most common thing that you would often stumble upon when searching for a hopefully satisfactory answer is that is a type of “noise” that would redirect your attention to its own buzz, and deceive the brain into thinking that there are no other noises.

That is a nice explanation, but not good enough, actually.

And when different colors of this so called noise started to show up, you must have been even more confused, didn’t you?

Well, I know that I did. So I started making some researches, and I have decided to share what I have found out about this mysterious noise with you all.

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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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Aquarium Filter Noise Reduction: How to Make a Fish Tank Filter Quieter

How to Make a Fish Tank Filter Quieter

If you are an enthusiast when it comes to keeping tropical fish like I am, then you are very well aware of the filters and how they can be.

There is no doubt that a fish tank filter is very important for your aquarium. It makes the water flow and keeps it nice and clean and the fish happy and healthy.

But sometimes the noises that are coming from your aquarium are far from relaxing, but quite the opposite. “My fish tank filter is making a grinding noise!” – That’s one of the most common complain I hear.

The noises coming from your fish tank can be very annoying and disturbing. They often come from the dirt and clog, it could have moved a little and be displaced, or it is just that some of the parts have broken.

Today, I will be talking about some ways of making your fish tank filter quieter.

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Xbox Noise Reduction: How to Make Your Xbox Quieter

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Just like every teenage boy in the world, my son likes playing video games.

Sometimes he would play that for so long, that his console would start overheating and the fan would start buzzing so loudly, that we couldn’t even hear the sound of the game on the TV.

Well, there is no pleasure in playing a game, and all you can hear is the sound of the console’s fan and the anxiety that it will soon go into the flames from overheating.

If he was playing games, my wife couldn’t even sit in the same room if she wanted to read or something.

And so we tried a few tricks and found our solution.

Hopefully, these few tricks will bring peace to your family as well.

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