Recording Studio Soundproofing
Recording studio soundproofing comes into play when you really start to get into multi-track and professional audio recording. You hit a limit. Your music is good, your equipment is good, yet the results still aren’t what you expected, the sound quality just isn’t up to par. I have put together some tips and general information regarding recording studio soundproofing that will steer you in the right direction and let you make an informed decision on materials to increase the sound quality of your studio.
What are some benefits of acoustic soundproofing?
Better sound quality. Better sound quality is one of the most sought after topics when you search and read interviews on the internet from fully capable audio engineers. Yet, from our learning or our complete lack of knowledge and experience in the situation, we do not believe that soundproofing can make as big a difference as we think it can. I am here to tell you it is one of the most important parts and materials that you should have on hand when running even a semi-pro or home studio.
Distractions. As is the case with many home studios the artists get distracted quite easily. A car passing by or a motorcycle passing buy can totally ruin the moment and a good take can be lost. You would be surprised how sobering and mind clearing it is to be in a completely dead soundproofed recording studio. Productivity really goes way up when you have the right tools.
The neighbors. This is the most important part that the novice believes soundproofing is for. They are scared to annoy the neighbors or other tenants living in the same apartment. While this is a great concern, it isn’t the sole or a large part of why someone would get into recording studio soundproofing. But think about it, this is a really good way to increase productivity alone. You have more hours to work on your songs or mix another musicians songs and you can do it at 3:00 in the morning without ever bothering a single person. Now that’s well worth it if you ask me!
Recording studio soundproofing in the studio comes in many forms and fashions. You have sound absorption materials plastering the walls, reflective deflection units used around the drum set to deflect or diffuse sound as well as acoustic panels that can be easily moved around to any instrument to create a box. For example you may use 3 or 4 mobile acoustic panels to isolate a guitar cabinet.
You can use many of the tips on this website and they will pertain to recording studio soundproofing.