Sound isolation is the process of separating assembly materials to stop the transfer of sound energy from one environment into another. Sound travels through drywall along common studs.
Our goal at Hexa Productions is to sonically isolate the studio as much as possible, we needed to approach it like a construction project. As we learned, effective sound isolation cannot be achieved simply by hanging enough sound absorbers on the walls. Projects like applying sound barriers to drywall and building a floating floor involve tools and skills that you may or may not have.
There are 4 method to isolate sound in any room, this methods could help you isolate small home studios to large business studios:
- Absorption: Adding materials that absorb and trap sound waves.
- Damping: Removing vibrational energy from a structure before it builds up and emits sound waves.
- Decoupling: Blocking sound transmission between two structures in direct contact with each other by creating separation between the structures.
- Filling gaps: Plugging up air gaps in a structure so sound waves cannot easily pass through.
As for us at Hexa Productions we collaborated with Steve Craft Contacting to handle the wall isolation part, by adding foam panels under a layer of gibson board. By this we will be isolating unwanted sounds from outside the studio from coming in and blocking inner sound from leaving the room.
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