Proper soundproofing is a quintessential part of having a home music studio and especially keeping your neighbors and those in your house content. If you want to have a professional-type job the first thing you should do is create a double wall within your soon to be music studio and fill it with sound dampening materials. Many soundproofing techniques work great for walls, but not so much for doors and windows so you’re going to want to install some proper soundproofed fixtures to get the job done right. Finally, once you’ve completed your doors and walls you can then install some sound dampeners to complete your soundproofing. This article will go over three ways on how to perfect soundproof your at-home music studio.

Create a Double Wall

A classic tried and true method of soundproofing music studios is by creating a second set of walls within the room and filling it with soundproofing materials. First, start by building brackets around the room’s original walls, including the ceiling which you can later on place drywall over. Next, fill the space within the brackets with some insulation, try to do an as thorough job as possible. The final step is to put the drywall in place over the space and you’re pretty much good to go. This set-up works best in rooms in basements as you don’t have to worry about soundproofing the floors, but if you plan on making your studio on the first floor or higher, you may want to consider temporarily removing your flooring so you can also repeat the soundproofing process there.

Install Soundproof Windows and Doors

If you follow the instructions from the previous section your room should be relatively soundproof, but there are still some additional soundproofing materials you should consider adding to your space. According to the experts at normal doors will do very little in the ways of soundproofing even if they’re made out of solid wood so if you want a truly soundproofed studio you’re going to have to get a specialty door. These doors are made out of composite materials made especially for blocking sound and they come with their fitted frame which creates a tight seal with the door when closed. Windows can also be another source of sound leakage so if you do have one or more in your intended studio you can always cover them over in the initial soundproofing process. If this isn’t to your liking, you can always get some specialty double pane soundproof window which will do the job quite nicely.

Add Sound Dampeners

Sound dampeners come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all have the same purpose of trapping sound and reducing its loudness. You may have seen such sound dampeners in your workplace, usually as fabric squares or rectangles jutting out of the walls. Professional recording studios often have multiple sound dampers as they help reduce excess sound, but they also help make the sounds produced in the studio crisper and better sounding. There are plenty of sound dampers on the market in a wide range of materials such as composites, fabric, and wood so they can actually add some nice style and even hominess to your studio. Sound dampers have a wide range of uses, for example, if you find that your ceiling is still leaking sound one easy fix is to secure dampeners on the ceiling to drastically reduce sound output. Alternatively, if you have a recording booth section in your new studio and expect to record multiple instruments at once consider putting some dampers in the booth to reduce the level of acoustic interference between the various instruments.

If you’re an up and coming musical artist or even simply an enthusiastic hobbyist, creating your own soundproof music studio can be much easier a task than you think. First off you need to soundproof your walls by installing a secondary set of walls in the room and filling it with soundproofing materials. Next up, you need to install a specialty soundproof door and even windows if required to prevent any sounds from seeping out of these areas. Finally, if you really want a professional-grade soundproofing job you can install some sound dampers in the studio to further increase soundproofing but also to give the room better sounding acoustics. Now that you know how to create the perfect soundproofed space you’ll soon be rocking out to your heart’s content without the fear of upsetting your neighbors!