There are many benefits to sound proofing your home studio or rehearsal space. For one, it prevents people in other rooms and close neighbors from hating you for being too loud. Sound proofing also works on the inside. It can eliminate too much reverb in a room, which is good if you are recording. You want to be able to have control over the effects that you add to your sound. You don’t want your room to have the final say. So we have some tips on how to sound proof your space!
To start this off right, let’s explain a little bit about sound and proofing it. Sound proofing is basically stopping sound from transmitting through a surface. Make sure that you are getting the right tools for the job. You might night have to get foam to sound proof your entire space. Sometimes it is as easy as just sealing up unwanted air flow or creating a room within a room (almost like a closet to isolate the sound)
Dry wall is cheap enough to add another layer around the room to hold the sound where you want it to be. Acoustic foam can be very expensive. You can always go down this road if that is what you want and can afford to do, but most of us if we have a home studio are looking for the best sound that you can get for your money. Make sure you have a good seal on your windows and doors. If you notice unwanted light coming through the gaps near your door and air coming through a closed window, you may want to think about taking care of that problem (and you will save on your electric bill each month!)
The more methods you use to sound proof, the better your end result will be.