Soundproof Music Room Guide
Music room soundproofing is one of the first steps to take for musicians, music teachers, or anyone who doesn’t want to disturb others with the sound of loud vocals or instrumentals. But how you go about soundproofing a music room will depend on a lot of different factors, including where the room is located, the size of the room, what kind of music you make, and — of course — your budget.
But if you’ve never set up a music-themed room or soundproof music room before, you probably have a lot of questions. For instance, what are some music room ideas for small spaces? Is there an easy way to create a home music room? Finally, is it possible to acquire a soundproof collapsible wall for your music room?
In today’s guide, we will answer all of these questions and more, so let’s get started!
What Is A Music Room?
Part of the reason that music rooms can get complicated is because there’s no set definition for the term. “Music room” can mean different things to different people. If you’re a parent of small children, a music room might be a place in your house where your kids can play with music-themed toys and experiment with different sounds. If you’re a music teacher, a music room might be the place where you conduct a choir, band, orchestra, or small ensemble of aspiring musicians. Finally, if you practice music as a hobby or as a profession, a music room might be a place where you practice or even record songs.
So, when deciding how to soundproof your music room, you’ll first have to decide what kind of music room you have. That said, if you’re creating a music room of any kind in your home, there’s a good chance that you’ll want to keep the music contained in a single area. People practicing music probably won’t want roommates or family members listening in, and family members may not want to hear the same songs repeated over and over again!
Soundproofing a music room is not just about keeping noise in, either. Musicians need to listen closely to make sure that they’re on pitch, regardless of what kind of music they make. Noise coming in from other parts of the house could be distracting and even make it impossible to use a standard tuner. For example, if you’re using a small music room in your house, you wouldn’t want the conversations of other people in your home to disturb you and your process.
Music Room Decor Which Helps With Noise Reduction
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to completely tear down your walls and start from scratch to reduce noise in a room. In fact, there are many decor solutions that can greatly reduce noise. However, it’s important to remember that it would be very difficult to soundproof your music room with decor alone. Instead, you should use certain types of decor as a way to reduce noise when you don’t need complete soundproofing.
Sound panels are one of the most common and popular ways to reduce noise in a music room. Acoustic sound panels dampen sound waves so that the sound does not penetrate services (i.e. walls) as easily. This helps keep the sound of your music in one space. They’re pretty easy to apply, too. Most acoustic sound panels have adhesive on one side so that you can stick them up on your walls.
However, if you’re thinking of adding sound panels to an entire wall (or multiple walls) to get closer to “full” soundproofing, you’ll want to think about the cost. Quality sound panels can cost well over $5 per square foot, which means it could cost you hundreds of dollars just to cover a portion of one wall. Even if you did spend on the panels to reduce sound penetration, you still wouldn’t have a fully soundproofed music room.
Remember, these are only small ways to reduce noise penetration, particularly noise coming out from your music room. If you really want to soundproof your room, you’ll need a fully-soundproofed wall solution. In the sections below, we’ll go into greater detail about 100% soundproofing of your music room and how it works.
How To Soundproof A Room For Music
If you want to fully soundproof a room, you have a few different options. If you don’t mind acquiring a couple of products and gaining an understanding of how sound waves work, you can combine a few different tactics to soundproof the room. However, there’s no guarantee that you’ll end up with a soundproofed room. You could easily miss spaces where sound could escape, especially if you improperly install panels.
On the off chance that you are experienced with soundproofing, then you know that you can add a large number of sound panels to your walls (and possibly ceiling) to reduce noise. Then, you can apply some or all of the following tools to enhance the soundproofing effect:
- Strategically placed sound diffusers (particularly in corners)
- Seals at window and door gaps
- Acoustic lining for HVAC ducts
Even if you do all of this, you may still struggle with the entrance to your room. Most homes are not equipped with soundproof doors, which can make your efforts feel futile. Fortunately, you can still soundproof a small area in your home with a retractable, soundproof wall. This wall is installed so that it is flush with the ceiling and floor. It does not let sound in or out, making your space completely soundproof. If you want to add sound panels and absorbers on other walls for even more sound reduction, you can (though it likely won’t be necessary).
Tudelü Soundproof Retractable Walls
If you want to soundproof a music room in your home, the absolute best solution is a Mute retractable wall from Tudelü. What sets our retractable walls apart? First and foremost, they are the only way to create a soundproof wall in your home with just the click of a button! Here are a few more reasons why our soundproof walls are a great fit for music rooms:
- Aesthetics - Most soundproof walls aren’t that great to look at, but our retractable walls are specifically designed to look sleek and modern. You can choose from a variety of colors to ensure that your wall matches the aesthetic of your music room and the rest of your home.
- Functionality - Tudelü’s soundproof walls are 4 inches thick, with five layers of wall paneling. This allows each wall to create a 48 STC sound barrier. Plus, it can be difficult to fit a lot of sound-reduction decor in a very small music room, but the varying sizes make our walls great for smaller spaces.
- Space Management - Finally, our soundproof walls can measure up to 14 feet high and 40 feet wide, ensuring that they can fit in a variety of spaces. Since they can be opened and closed with a button, this also means you can manage space more effectively and create a soundproof music room whenever you like!
We hope you enjoyed our soundproof music room guide! Are you looking for a high-quality soundproofing wall to put in your home or place of business? If so, be sure to reach out to Tudelü today!