Soundproofing a Bedroom

October 9, 2019 3 Comments

There is noise everywhere. There is street noise which turns into neighborhood noise. We have children on bicycles playing in the neighborhood followed by dogs barking. Have you ever had that dog next door that barks all evening? Either the owners are gone or they are heavy sleepers but you are awake. There are the […]

Soundproofing A Room

September 25, 2018 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about soundproofing a room. First off, there’s really no such thing as soundproofing a room because you don’t proof sound. You don’t isolate it completely. You can’t make things 100% quiet. So what you do is you manage sound. You lower levels, you lower pressure levels so that they’re workable […]

Acoustic Fields: Inbox #1

May 14, 2016 No Comments

We’re going to start a new series about questions I get in my inbox. Because I see a lot of the same questions all the time, and I thought if I start listing a few of them, walking through them, it will be a lot easier. It will also be a lot easier for me, […]

Studio Door Construction: The Weak Link?

May 20, 2015 No Comments

We’re going to talk today about studio door construction. We get a lot of inquiries about how to do the doors in your studios, listening rooms, things like that, music rooms, live rooms. Most people have some knowledge about what to do with the walls and the ceilings and the floors but when it comes […]

How To Build A Recording Studio Door

March 2, 2015 4 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about how to build a recording studio door or as some search for a soundproof studio door. Advancements have been made in the science of barrier technology. We have updated this blog on 11/13/19 to reflect those changes. We receive a lot of questions about what’s the correct technique, what […]

Why Soundproofing And Acoustic Treatment Are Completely Different Concepts

November 17, 2014 No Comments

Today we’re going to talk about the room versus the room shell and why the misnomer that is soundproofing and acoustic treatment are completely different concepts. There’s a lot of confusion that we see in people’s comments and I think once again some definitions and clarity will help the situation because you’re room requires a […]

Top 7 Recording Studio Design Principles Explained

August 25, 2014 9 Comments

Today I want to discuss the recording studio design principles you need to adhere to if building a new recording studio. There’s a whole series of issues that we need to approach. Technology and process have improved and we have updated this blog to reflect those changes on 11 / 5 / 19. Let’s start […]

Soundproofing problems and how to solve them

August 11, 2014 No Comments

People are always coming to me with their soundproofing problems. So today I want to share I discussion I had, which you can see in the following video, on why soundproofing, which is really barrier technology, needs to be handled by professionals. Here is our discussion: So you advised me to measure the frequencies in […]

Is Building A Recording Studio In A Basement A Good Idea?

August 9, 2014 No Comments

This blog has been updated from its original post to reflect new information regarding building a recording studio in a basement, updated on 11/11/19. Start With Room Size People regularly ask me whether or not building a recording studio in a basement is a good idea? If the room itself is a good size, would […]

How To Soundproof An Office

August 1, 2014 2 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about how to soundproof an office. A lot of people work in offices, they’re noisy places and sometimes you need that peace and quiet to get on with your work. In an office, you have a lot of different sources of sound energy. We have telephones male female voice, demonstrations, […]