Before I start I would like to say that this post is going to be big,and any advices are
going to be extremely welcome.So take your mug,tea,and enjoy it like a sir.
Well,let's take it from the beginning.My dad built a dancing room/studio here in my
house.But due to some lack of deep planning,I now feel the effects of it.The
studio/dancing room has double walls,with a gap between them,split air conditioners and a
few more things made to avoid sound from getting in and out.It does the job when speaking
about electronica,rap,rnb genres,when played through the 4 selenium PA's that I
ocasionally use for rehearsals.But the problem really happens when drums,guitars and bass
kick in.Sound leak A LOT on the outside.My dad metered the drum leakage on the other side
of the house,something like 20 meters (65 feet) away with an Iphone app, 70 decibels,yeah
I know,absurd.But what I really want to know is what I can do to smooth out the sound
leakage and also the huge amount of sound on the inside,drums are extremely loud,WITHOUT
AFFECTING THE STRUCTURE,without breaking walls and stuff. I was thinking about some rock
wool absortion panels, will it be good?
I'll provide some pictures of it,and
measurements of the room if needed.A sound engineer from my town said it would cost him
10.000 Brazilian reais,something like 5 thousand dollars just to take his
measurements,share his knowledge,WITHOUT any material that would be used on the
soundproofing.Dont know how things are abroad but this is a lot of money here.I could buy
a top notch studio equipment with that and wouldn't even care about the room.
Here are the pictures.
Hosting site rotated the image,sorry.As you can see the floor is
granite.Lots of reverberation indeed.
I thing that the length of the room is something like 14 meters (45
feet).I dont know exactly but I remember seeing on the blueprint that the room has around
35 square meters.As you can see there are many rugs trying to reduce reverberation,and its
View from the other side of the room.
Thats the diagonal wall,double windows,which I think cant do the
job.Maybe some soundproofing curtains would come in nicely.The only bad thing is that they
are hard to find here,and pricey as gold.
Thats it for now, again, any help
will be EXTREMELY WELCOME, maybe some DIY stuff,positioning,anything that you pro's think
that would give the room a better sounding.
Ps: With your help I'm saving 5
grand,and forgive any english mistakes, Brazilian here.