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Why Soundproof a Recording Studio?

When it comes to music, a beautiful aspect of it is how it draws people from far and wide. So much so that nowadays, the number of people making music has increased beyond any previous peak and as such, recording studios are built on a regular basis. However, the thing about a recording studio is, before you start making music or creating a podcast or recording any form of audio in the studio, there are a lot of crucial aspects you need to sort out.

Especially the main issue of noise and soundproofing your recording studio against noise. Therefore, one of the first things to carry out when building your recording studio is soundproofing it. However, most people nowadays, don’t seem to want to soundproof their recording studio or rather, they reluctantly consider it, while hammering on the question of why they should soundproof their recording studio at all.

Furthermore, they go on to ask the difference soundproofing makes and why they can’t simply ignore it. To that, this article is going to highlight why you should soundproof your recording studio and what benefits you get from soundproofing.

However, before discussing the benefits of soundproofing your recording studio, it’s pertinent we explain exactly what soundproofing is. On that note, here’s what you need to know about soundproofing and why you should soundproof a recording studio.

What is Soundproofing?

The best way to explain soundproofing[1] is with examples. On that note, picture yourself recording a song in your recording studio and while recording a loud noise like a thud or car horn comes in from outside and you now have that as background noise in your song.

Additionally, let’s say your recording studio is in your room and while you’re recording, your neighbours come to complain about the loud noise you’re letting out and how it disturbs them. In light of that, what soundproofing does is to keep the sound you’re creating locked in the room and to block out unwanted noise from coming inside. Therefore, you don’t get disturbed or bothered by unwanted noise and in turn, you don’t bother anybody.

Why Soundproof a Recording Studio?

  • Noise Insulation

On answering the above question, the first reason to soundproof your recording studio is for improved noise insulation. If you closely consider the scenario explaining soundproofing stated above, you’ll find it is very important for a recording studio to be able to keep the sound locked inside. This is especially important if your recording studio is a home studio or your recording studio is located in a business location or a building with other forms of activities going on.

In light of that, I don’t imagine anyone would want to be bothered by what will be unnecessary noise to them, and as well you won’t want to bother anyone with your fun. On that note, soundproofing your recording studio ensures you have proper insulation that keeps sound locked in, preventing any or minimal leaks. This goes a long way in ensuring no noise complaints or eviction threats is coming your way.

Furthermore, you should note that as soundproofing helps to keep to sound in, it also aids in blocking out unwanted noise. Hence, outside noise like car honks or loud arguments won’t find its way to your recordings.

  • Taking Care of Vibrations

The next benefit of soundproofing a recording studio is the reduced risk of vibration problems. A certain aspect of sound people hardly consider is vibrations and how it is just as bad as noise, as well as how it can cause just as many problems. This aspect is further enhanced by the fact that vibrations get to various parts of your property and cause issues, even after you’ve successfully insulated the recording studio.

In light of that, soundproofing your recording with the necessary materials greatly affects how vibrations can move in your studio, preventing any vibrations from affecting your equipment and your recordings.

  • Recording Quality

Most of the time to ensure high-end quality in your records, you go all out and get the best equipment you can find on the market. However, if you do that and you neglect to soundproof the recording studio, you won’t get the best of your equipment and you definitely won’t be able to produce quality recordings. The reason for that is simply due to the constant background noise you’ll be recording along with your music or your podcast, which of course, will lead to a recording full of flaws and of seemingly low quality.

To remedy that, you simply need to soundproof the recording studio to get the optimal quality out of your equipment and your studio in general. Additionally, if you successfully block out unwanted noise, the recordings you create will definitely be sound richer and flawless.

Conclusion

At this point, you should clearly know why soundproofing is necessary for all recording studios, be it a home recording studio or any other. The reasons/benefits of soundproofing given above are definitely enough to tell you all you need to know, especially if you want your projects to be recorded without fault.

Glossary

[1] Soundproofing – Link