Why you should soundproof your recording studio – and how to do it
Are you a Grammy winner in the making? Or do you just want a special place where you can blast your beloved guitar or piano without disturbing anyone? Whichever your reasons are, having your own recording studio could be a solution to that. However, before you start creating hit songs one after another inside the studio, there is one crucial thing you should consider first: soundproofing your recording studio.
But why should you soundproof your recording studio? What difference does it make? And what exactly is soundproofing anyway?
Well, here’s why you should soundproof your recording studio – and how to do it.
First off, what exactly is soundproofing? Imagine this. Say you already have the recording studio you have been dreaming of, and you’re trying to record a song. But then, as you’re recording, a car honks from the other side of the road outside. Of course, you wouldn’t want to hear a car’s horn in the background of your recording, right? On the other hand, if your studio is inside your home, you also wouldn’t want to bother someone trying to sleep or catching up on some reading. Worse, your neighbours could come knocking and complaining from the loud noise.
That’s what soundproofing is, and why it is important. Simply put, you’re making sure no unnecessary sound or noise will bother you, as well as your sound not bothering others.
If the idea of soundproofing your recording studio sounds like a good one now, there are ways you could do it yourself. However, soundproofing could be complicated for a first-timer, not to mention very time-consuming. One mistake here and there could prove to be very costly later on; therefore, it is better to make sure you know what you’re doing – or simply let acoustical professionals handle it.
Our talented and trusted acoustical experts at Acoustica Projects Sydney and Newcastle have over 100 years of combined soundproofing experience in Australia. Here are 5 reasons why it’s better now – and later – to soundproof your recording studio with us!
1. Improved Noise Insulation
With a home studio, the most pressing concern is always going to be reducing or preferably eliminating, the amount of noise that leaves the room. You’re obviously going to want to ensure that everyone else on the property can get along without hearing your work in your studio, and you may even face eviction or legal issues if you continue to operate without proper noise insulation.
An acoustical consultant from Acoustica Projects will be able to prevent such problems. We are renowned noise control specialists in Australia, with headquarters in Sydney and Newcastle. We’ll make sure nothing gets in your way in creating the recording studio of your dreams!
2. Avoids Costly Mistakes
Unless you happen to have already picked up a Grammy or two, creating a home studio is probably going to represent a serious financial investment. You might need to add in new walls, a floating floor, or a double ceiling, and that’s before considering soundproofing materials and the recording equipment itself. Unfortunately, some rooms are completely unsuitable for home studios. For example, those that share a gap between roof and ceiling with another property won’t work well.
An acoustical consultant can help determine whether creating a home studio will even be possible before you start spending. One of our experienced project manager from Acoustica Projects will come to the site and conduct an inspection. Then, we will determine the best ways to make the recording studio of your dream a reality!
3. Best Use of Materials
Even if a room in your property is perfect for a home studio, an acoustical consultant can still help save you money. You’ll need to buy plenty of soundproofing materials, and our talented project manager can help you deploy them in the most efficient ways possible. This will mean making the best use of those materials, and that means not having to pay for more material than you really need.
Here at Acoustica Projects, we have the best materials already available at our office locations in Sydney and Newcastle, which ensures the quality of the materials, as well as the cost and time efficiency of our work. Wherever you are in Australia, our acoustic specialists in Sydney and Newcastle are always ready to help!
4. Reduced Risk of Vibration Problems
One thing that people don’t often consider when dealing with sound issues is that vibrations can cause just as many problems. Even if you block sound from escaping, vibrations can still make it to other parts of a property. Not only are they being much disruptive for other residents, but those vibrations can also cause structural damage as time goes by. Therefore, you should hire Acoustica Projects to help deal with them. We provide solutions for all kinds of noise controlling problems in Australia!
5. Superior Recording Quality
Finally, keep in mind that an acoustical consultant will be able to optimize the sound performance of your studio, resulting in superior recording quality. You want the music you create to sound as rich and flawless as possible – and hiring an acoustical consultant from Acoustica Projects is almost always a vital part of making that happen.
So, what about it? Are you ready to create your musical hits? Acoustica Projects Sydney and Newcastle are always at your service to make your dreams come true by ensuring the best acoustical environment for your studio! Get in touch with our team of acoustic consultants in Sydney and Newcastle now!