Sounds Proofing Ideas

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by gzent, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    I am getting my basement finished up and am going to sound-proof one room for practicing.
    Here's the issue - this room is has heating/AC vents in it, which act as nice conduits for sound.

    Has anyone had any luck soundproofing a room with vents in it that are connected to the rest of the house?
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I have only had luck with "room in room" designs. Sound like water will find its way if there are any cracks open.

    On the other hand, putting a "door" over the vents could let you acoustically block them when practicing. To leave the vents open, you would have to use out of phase antisound like with noise reducing headphones.
     

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