Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Soundproofing an apartment

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Charlotte , NC
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Soundproofing an apartment

    Sign in to disable this ad
    how can i do this with the pepole below wont hear me.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    A.V. California
    Posts
    282
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Speaking from experience, trust me, its impossible for neighbors to not hear you. Bass travels regardless, and the average apartment complex has very thin walls.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Charlotte , NC
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    so there is no way i can stop some of the sound from coming thru when i have my bass up

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    A.V. California
    Posts
    282
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Its just the fact that its an apartment, its just like you can hear neighbors above you walking around. Your best bet is to turn your bass down. I went through the same **** and I almost got evicted.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chicago area, IL USA
    Posts
    5,597
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb
    how can i do this with the pepole below wont hear me.
    Decoupling the speakers from the room would be a start, but you might need to decouple the room from the structure (via building another room inside the existing room).
    [b]John Scrip - [URL=http://www.massivemastering.com] MASSIVE Mastering[/URL] - [/b][size=1]Chicago (Schaumburg / Hoffman Est.), IL - USA

    [url=http://www.massivemastering.com][img]http://www.massivemastering.com/mini.png[/img][/url] [url=http://www.massivemastering.com/MassiveOneSheet.pdf]MM "One Sheet"[/url]
    Spoon-feed a newbie an answer and he'll mix for a day -
    Spark his curiosity to find the answer himself and he'll mix for a lifetime. [/size]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Charlotte , NC
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    so wat ur sayin is dat i need 2 build another room inside my room. if so start me out with info and wat supplies i need

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Chicago area, IL USA
    Posts
    5,597
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Do you honestly think anyone has time for that...?

    You need to get an acoustician and a contractor together to map it all out and then have it put up.

    If it's a fairly small room, I've seen it done for the high 4-figures, not including design.

    But did I see the word "apartment" in there earlier?

    Generally, you're looking at building a complete room, "floating" inside the existing room. Decouplers, floating floors, staggered studs, double doors, new HVAC (needs to be isolated from the rest of the building's HVAC) - It's not something that you toss up over the weekend with a trip to the local Home Depot...
    Last edited by MASSIVE Mastering; 11-10-2006 at 09:13 PM.
    [b]John Scrip - [URL=http://www.massivemastering.com] MASSIVE Mastering[/URL] - [/b][size=1]Chicago (Schaumburg / Hoffman Est.), IL - USA

    [url=http://www.massivemastering.com][img]http://www.massivemastering.com/mini.png[/img][/url] [url=http://www.massivemastering.com/MassiveOneSheet.pdf]MM "One Sheet"[/url]
    Spoon-feed a newbie an answer and he'll mix for a day -
    Spark his curiosity to find the answer himself and he'll mix for a lifetime. [/size]

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MASSIVE Mastering
    Do you honestly think anyone has time for that...?

    You need to get an acoustician and a contractor together to map it all out and then have it put up.

    If it's a fairly small room, I've seen it done for the high 4-figures, not including design.

    But did I see the word "apartment" in there earlier?

    Generally, you're looking at building a complete room, "floating" inside the existing room. Decouplers, floating floors, staggered studs, double doors, new HVAC (needs to be isolated from the rest of the building's HVAC) - It's not something that you toss up over the weekend with a trip to the local Home Depot...
    echo echo

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    FP Taliban
    Posts
    20,961
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 35 Times in 29 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MASSIVE Mastering
    Do you honestly think anyone has time for that...?

    You need to get an acoustician and a contractor together to map it all out and then have it put up.

    If it's a fairly small room, I've seen it done for the high 4-figures, not including design.

    But did I see the word "apartment" in there earlier?

    Generally, you're looking at building a complete room, "floating" inside the existing room. Decouplers, floating floors, staggered studs, double doors, new HVAC (needs to be isolated from the rest of the building's HVAC) - It's not something that you toss up over the weekend with a trip to the local Home Depot...
    ^^^By the time you do all that and pay out the cash needed, you might as well go rent a house. Especially being that the neighbors may complain about the noise of the construction as well. lol. How intense is your Bass? How are your monitors/speakers placed? Sometimes just placing speakers in another area of the room or moving a sub from the floor to a table can have a huge impact.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thats a b*tch. I did get evicted for that. Even when I had my bass down so low I could barely hear it my landlord (who lived below me) would call me and tell me it was too loud. At like 6 pm!!! Still pisses me off to this day.
    Last edited by Subtraction; 11-13-2006 at 10:06 PM.
    [SIZE="3"][COLOR="Yellow"][FONT="Arial Black"][FONT="Arial Black"][FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="3"][/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT][COLOR="Yellow"][URL="http://myspace.com/catastrophe007"]http://myspace.com/catastrophe007[/URL][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    [SIZE="3"][COLOR="Yellow"][FONT="Arial Black"][FONT="Arial Black"][FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="3"][/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT][COLOR="Yellow"][URL="http://soundclick.com/catastrophe007"]http://soundclick.com/catastrophe007[/URL][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •