Re: Is there a way to soundproof myself?
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:39 am
Thanks Sam I'll take a look
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That's what I've been doing for a while, but it's not the best practice. Also, I need to do this mainly as a warm-up, and I like to warm up loud too, so volume is the main goal :Djob wrote:I'm no singer but from what i understand proper singing technique is from the gut, so couldn't you practice said technique as a whisper so you get good at the technique but without the volume? Or would that not give any benefit?
Isn't it possible to do that just around the mouth, and leave the nose out to breath? Is there a problem with the fact that mouth and nose are connected?zenguitar wrote:The problem with sound proofing is that sound travels very well through air. And that means that it will go around anything you devise to sing into, so your absorber idea can't work.
You could in theory make a helmet or box over your head that is sound proof but to make it work you need to make it airtight. And that means you would very quickly run out of oxygen. You might get through a short verse before taking it off again, but that's about it. Some small vocal booths have airtight doors and they have to open the door after every take to replenish the oxygen.
So the advice to negotiate a rehearsal time with your flatmates/neighbours or to find somewhere else to rehearse really is the best advice.
If someone would try to market a big and heavy soundproof helmet that you have to open every 3 seconds not to die asphyxiated he would go bankrupt, comfort and ease of use seem to me the big reasons something like this isn't on the market, along with low request for something this specific. Also, I never planned on violating the laws of physics, I provided one design that would work before and there is a product from MIT that I've linked that partially works, I don't think it works for low frequencies though.zenguitar wrote:If what you wanted was simple and affordable to do someone would already be trying to sell you a product that would do it.
You can't negotiate with the laws of physics. But you can negotiate with your flatmates/neighbours and you can negotiate with owners of studios & rehearsal facilities. I understand that you don't like the answers you are being offered, but that doesn't stop them being the right answers.