DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1759 times:
Me and a few buddies of mine are looking at collaborating on recording ideas and passing them back and forth until we have our ideas developed into songs. Trouble is, our recording studio consists of my dorm room, and theirs, and well you know how thin dorm walls can be.
So does anybody know what I could use as a really cheap sound insulator?
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1755 times:
Lots and lots of blankets and cusions? If your going to be playing loud, everyone is still going to hear it, but materials like that should help. You'll need a $hitload of material, though, and it may be too expensive.
Ybacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1746 times:
Foamboard insulation is probably your best bet. Ideally, two layers on all surfaces, with a small gap inbetween. It is generally rather cheap (since it is mediocre insulation), but still has good sound deadening capabilities. Try to avoid mylar coated foam, as it will reflect noise, making it more difficult to obtain a clear recording.
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XJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2511 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1712 times:
If you are going to perform this stuff...you shouldn't have to worry about people hearing you down the hall. But if you want privacy, does your college have music rooms? They are generally outfitted with that protective layer that you are desiring.