Pros and Cons of Using Super Soundproofing Anti-Vibration Isolation Pads in Your Home Studio
Super soundproofing anti-vibration isolation pads are used to float devices, and reduce surface vibration. This makes sound tighter and fuller. This can be used in home theaters, studios and for live music equipment. These pads reduce the shaking and vibrating, and are cheaper than other isolation products. These pads act as a sound barrier between your home studio room and the nearby rooms or next door rooms in the home. When planning to soundproof a home studio, take into consideration things like the heating and air systems. The room may be air tight but it will still need some type of forced ventilation.
Soundproofing your studio using anti-vibration isolation pads will take planning and doing a layout of the studio and the electrical system. Once you have your layout planned, you will need proper installation and placing the required equipment such as monitors, recording devices, editing devices, etc. Residential areas usually have regulations they have to follow than commercialized areas. There are pros and cons to using these anti-vibration isolation pads in you home studio.
The isolation pads improve sound quality within the home studio. When installed properly, sound is no longer dispersed through the studio walls. These pads significantly reduce the vibration and the shaking that may otherwise be loud enough to run you out of the home. They also reduce the structural vibration and impact noises. The sound is elevated. These pads are made with recycled materials so they are Earth friendly. They can be used with sub-woofers and speakers.
When you close the door to the home studio, there may still be leaks around the door frame that allow music or noise to seep through. Most interior doors are hollow and very light, and therefore they are not able to stop sound that well no matter how tight they are closed. External windows are just a single layer of glass which may pose a real issue. Electrical wall outlets or wall plates are another way that sound can leak from the room. If the studio has air ducts, they represent another issue as sound can escape through them also. You cannot cover up the air ducts up for the sake of the people who are in the studio. Low frequency sound can resonate a board wall the same way it will rattle the head of a drum. This will make the bass in a studio seem like it is louder in the next room than it actually is in the studio.
The good thing about the cons of this product is that with a little more work, they can be turned into advantages. Little things can be done to help, such as putting a blanket over the frame of the door or using storm windows or double pane windows for the added “insulation”. On the whole, the isolation blocks are a great product for super soundproofing a home studio or theater.