Soundproofing your music room is vital if you're a budding musician and want to practise without the worry of disturbing the rest of the household, or even neighbours. You might also be a music teacher, working from a converted garage or spare room, with music constantly seeping from your walls and disturbing the neighbours.
Whether you're a classical violinist or the next Black Sabbath, soundproofing your music room will mean hassle-free harmonies. At Global Acosutic, we've been at the forefront of high-performance, practical materials and installations that have soundproofed music rooms for 25 years. With our experience and knowledge, you'll get the best acoustic solution for your needs.
Whether your child is learning to play a new instrument or you dabble in your free time, you need a music room. And this space needs to be private with the best acoustics possible.
Practicing is not only important to the development of musical talent, it’s key to creating a professional music career. The freedom to practice at any hour of the day or night and a dedicated space with professional sound quality…it’s any musician’s dream.
And yet, it’s completely possible. You can have a space that produces top sound quality without the worry of bothering others. All you need is music room soundproofing.
Many homeowners come to Global Acoustic because they want to support their child’s dream. Private and public schools and universities rely on Global Acoustic to create better music rooms for their students. Whatever your reason, we have music room soundproofing that will create a dedicated space for creating music.
Unless you live in a stately home, chances are that your music room isn't bespoke. It might be your garage or a spare bedroom. If you play a cello, flute, drums or guitar in there, you're going to be a nuisance to the rest of the family and possibly to neighbours. Luckily, soundproofing your music room needn't be as expensive as you might imagine.
The perfect solution when soundproofing for walls and ceilings of your music room is Global Acosutic's Maxiboard. Maxiboard is a wall and ceiling soundproofing system that's separate from the wall. The Maxiboard sits on resilient bars to create a semi-independent, dense skin on the workshop wall or ceiling. Best of all, because it sits only 6cms away from the wall, you lose little of your valuable space.
Maxiboard is a highly effective soundproofing system for music rooms, and it's very simple and quick to install. You can use Maxiboard to soundproof everything from a single wall to the entire room, including the ceiling, so that you get to practise your music in a soundproof box.
If you want to go further and ensure that your music room is completely soundproofed, at Global Acosutic, we have more products that can help. If your music room is on the first floor, it can help to soundproof the floor. With Acoustilay, the original acoustic underlay, you can effectively reduce impact and airborne noise. It's quick and simple to install and adds little to the floor build-up. Acoustilay is compatible with a wide range of floor finishes.
For heavy-duty music-room soundproofing for floors, try Maxideck. Maxideck is even heavier than Acoustilay, offering maximum soundproofing, yet it's only 28mms thick.
You can soundproof your music room, but you should also consider internal acoustics. That's because, when you perform on a stage, you'll get very different acoustics from those you get in your makeshift music room. That's because of the smaller size of the room and because of the surface finishes used. Thankfully, with Global Acosutic's Sonata acoustic panels, you can make your music room more absorbent, reduce reverberation and improve the acoustics. Sonata panels are simple and quick to install onto walls or ceilings. Sonata absorbent panels come in a range of sizes, thicknesses and colours to suit every music room.
Most music room soundproofing projects need both soundproofing and sound absorption materials. To understand which music room soundproofing products you need, you first need to think about how sound acts.
Sound absorption materials are applied to the interior of the room. They soak up sound waves, preventing them from bouncing back off the walls. Echo and reverberation is minimized. While these products do an excellent job of improving sound quality, they are not made to block sound.
Music room soundproofing products trap the sound. They are designed to stop sound from moving from one space to another. The sound is contained within the practice room and doesn’t reach other parts of your house. In addition to keeping sound from leaking out, music room soundproofing products also stop unwanted sound from entering the room.
Often musicians think music room soundproofing means creating a totally soundproofed area. To achieve this in a private residence is practically impossible and extremely expensive. A term that better fits your music room soundproofing objectives is Sound Isolation.
Sound isolation requires a sound barrier between your practice room and adjacent rooms. One way to isolate an area is to install dense music room soundproofing products. Their heavy mass blocks the sound.
Another way to isolate your practice area is to create air space between walls and reduce the number of contact points between building materials. When construction elements aren’t physically touching, the sound waves can’t be passed from one to the other.