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DIY – Treating a Wall – BlockAid® and SoundChannels®
Posted by Acoustics First in Absorption, Animal Shelters, Auditorium, Broadcast Facilities, Classrooms, DIY, Fitness, Government, Gymnasium, Home Entertainment, Home Theater, HOW TO, Media Room, Multipurpose Rooms, Music Rehearsal Spaces, Music Tracking Room, Product Applications, Recording Facilities, Recording Studio, School & Educational Facilities, Sound proofing, Studio Control Room, Teaching Rooms, Teleconferencing, Theater, Uncategorized, Vocal Booth, Voice Over on July 16, 2015
On many occasions, we get asked about common ways to treat a wall (or walls) either for broadcast, podcast, or other voice recording scenario – where they not only want to tame the reflections within the room, but also block a certain amount of sound coming into – or leaving the room.
Budget is frequently an issue, major construction is usually unwanted, but effective results are always required.
We’re going to show you how to handle a room upgrade – cut down on the sound transmission and cut the room reflections – all with the same skills required to hang high quality wall coverings! Let’s see how you can cover a wall with BlockAid® vinyl sound barrier to block unwanted sound, then go back and cover that with an absorptive layer of Sound Channels® wall covering to finish it off!
This treatment is not recommended for renters, as this is not an easy upgrade to undo. However, if you have an extra bedroom you are using as Podcast studio, this is a great way to treat it… Let’s get started!
Good job! Now, take a breather while that dries, and notice how much less sound is passing through the walls. This is when you will notice that the sounds are now coming from under the door, and through the leaky old window. These can be taken care of in different ways…. but the easiest way is the same way you deal with keeping the cold out! Get some weather strip, a door skirt, seal the gaps around the frame of the door, and windows, maybe go out and buy some heavy curtains for the windows… if you have some leftover BlockAid®, you can always get some Industrial Velcro and temporarily stick a piece over the window!
Installing Sound Channels®
This treatment is a common first step in treating many professional broadcast studios – it gives you extra isolation with the barrier and takes the edge of the sound reflections. Many professional environments then go back and add some additional treatments such as bass traps, diffusers, and broadband absorber panels – especially if these studios are planning on bringing in any musical guests.
This isn’t just for home studios. It works great for kids play rooms, bedrooms, home theaters, home gyms, and any place you want to block sound and tame the sound inside the room.
Customize your space as you will, but this treatment is a consistent winner for cost and performance, and is a great way to get started without breaking the bank!
When Soundproofing, Don’t forget to seal any seams and gaps
Posted by Acoustics First in Broadcast Facilities, Construction Sites, Home Entertainment, Music Tracking Room, Offices, Press Release, Products, Recording Facilities, Recording Studio, Studio Control Room, Teaching Rooms, Teleconferencing, Vocal Booth, Voice Over on June 12, 2011
Whether you are building music studios, conference rooms, offices or any space that requires sound privacy, using multiple layers of sheet rock, mass loaded vinyl barrier and resilient clips with hat track is a great start to soundproofing. However, no matter how many layers comprise the wall composition, any air gap or a seam will allow sound to spill into or out of the room. This would render all your hard work and labor null and void as well as waste your construction budget. It only takes a very small space to allow a large sound leak. Wall board and vinyl sound barrier are simple to seal correctly using an acoustical sound caulk. Be sure to apply sound sealant to all vertical and horizontal seams as well as the joints at the floor, ceiling and both inside and outside corners. Wall switches and electric outlets also pose a threat to sound leakage. They are just as important as the overall wall construction. Be sure to seal any of these weak spots with a solid enclosure or use a caulked vinyl sound barrier flap to create a soundproof seal behind these openings.
When Soundproofing a room, don’t forget to seal all your seams and gaps. If air can pass through, so can sound! http://www.acousticsfirst.com/sound-proofing-barrier-osi-acoustical-sound-sealant.htm
Acoustics First Corporation supplies acoustical panels and soundproofing materials to control sound and eliminate noise in commercial, residential, government, and institutional applications worldwide. Products include the patented Art Diffusor®, sound absorbers, noise barriers, acoustical fabrics and accessories. Acoustics First® products are sold for O.E.M applications, direct, and through dealers. For more information on acoustical materials and their application, please visit www.AcousticsFirst.com or call Toll Free 1-888-765-2900 (US & Canada).
Soundproofing: Using Multiple Materials to Acheive Sound Isolation (Video)
Posted by Acoustics First in Press Release, Products, Video on March 16, 2011
Soundproofing: Using Multiple Materials to Achieve Sound Isolation (Video)
When attempting to soundproof a room, there are various levels of sound isolation and many different types of materials available. How far you go with your construction will depend mostly on they type of sound you wish to abate. The acoustic solution needs to be designed around your specific application. Is it the noise of an industrial plastic shredder or speech from an adjacent office? (alt. Is it the noise of a neighboring industrial plastics shredder or do you need to isolate your studio control room?)
A typical wall construction consists of two layers 1/2″ gypsum applied to either side of a 2×4 wood or metal stud. Many of these walls for residential and commercial interiors will lack insulation in the cavities. This type of contruction will yeild an STC (Sound Transmission Loss) around 31 – 33. By simply adding a layer of fluffy glass fiber insulation to the cavity, the STC will increase by 4-5 points and prevent sonic resonance. Additionally, a layer of mass loaded vinyl barrier will add another 4-5 points. We have prepared a simple video demonstration to illustrate how using multiple layers of common building materials will improve STC values. Click here for the video: http://www.acousticsfirst.com/educational-videos-the-barrier-and-the-bell.htm
The Barrier and the Bell (Soundproofing Demonstration) from Acoustics First on Vimeo.
BlockAid® Barrier Protects your Confidential Information
Posted by Acoustics First in Press Release, Products on September 16, 2009
For immediate release.
BlockAid® vinyl sound barrier protects your confidential information. In the age of information technology, protecting private conversations is a priority. Enhance your wall and ceiling construction by adding BlockAid® vinyl sound barrier. Keep confidential conversations heard only by persons for whom they are intended.
BlockAid®, vinyl sound barrier, also known as mass loaded vinyl (MLV), is used to block unwanted noise and reduces sound transmission without reducing your space. One-eighth inch of vinyl barrier yields STC=27.
Its 54 inch width easily covers drywall seams.
Constructed of non-reinforced high temperature vinyl with no lead fillers, this material is as heavy as lead, yet easily cuts with a utility knife. BlockAid® vinyl sound barrier is tough and durable.
Originally designed to block transmission of sound through walls, BlockAid® is available as a backer for Cloudscape® Ceiling Tiles to limit sound flanking over office walls.
BlockAid® is available in 20’, 30’ or 60’ rolls.
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