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Soundproofing a Room

 Not even not even trueI'm not even okay I'm being humble oh that a little bit less than okayhow are you doing my name is Landon this is lando 27 music and this is afollow-up video to the previous videos that I did in the past couple years sortof an update video on this room this is my home studio this is my YouTuberecording area this is my jam room and this is basically about soundproofingand the term soundproofing apparently is not the right term it's really hard tosoundproof something but sound reduction right but people are gonna search upsoundproofing so that's what I'm going to say it is because that's what peoplewant to know about so what is this place we will go through some old photos goingback 10 years moved into this house had a basement reno project so until 2009I had a dream no it wasn't a dream I was just drawing on a piece of paperbasically 

I did a basement renovation I left a chunk of the basement a smallchunk this is 8 by 12 I left it as with plans to be a guitar room I didn'treally know exactly what I was doing at the timetook a couple years to research soundproofing sound reduction soundstuff right sound materials sound reduction materials stuff like that gotall the materials built the room and you'll see in the pictures the kind ofstuff 

I used what did I use in here well let's go over it again I've talked aboutthis in other videos but I thought it was time for an update a couple thingshave changed but overall it's the same design not really too much has changedbasically picture a room with another room around it and an air-gap six inchair gap so it's a room inside a room the walls are constructed with normal wecall it sheet rock or gyprock whatever you want to call it it's drywall rightwhatever brand name you go by two layers of drywall in between the drywall isthis liquid called green glue that's supposed to take sound waves andturn it into heat is that true is it a myth is it an urban legend is itactually doing it 

I don't know I can't really prove that it is or not I don'thave a way to determine that I don't have the scientific mechanisms to showthat it's working or not but what I can show you and I will show at the end ofthis video is the sound reduction and what we get when I close this room upand how it sounds outside of the room and that was the whole point that's whyI started this room 

I wanted to be able to come into a spot in my house playguitar and have fun that's not what I meant play guitar andnot bug everybody else in the house because I'm sure you're not unfamiliarwith people saying turn down that amp when you don't even really have it uploud and it's just you know it's so anyways I succeeded spoiler it workedit's good let's talk about again I got cut off there for a second by myselfthat makes no sense okay back we had drywall next layer isthis stuff called roxul safe and sound it's it's insulation it's just notyour standard pink insulation this one is designed for sound reduction and it'smade from lava rock or something like that it's not it's not it's notfiberglass that's the difference so there's a layer of that then you gotyour air gap then you've got the second wall which has more roxul safe andsound so two layers of roxul then anoutside layer of drywall no green glue on the outside wall juston the inside and that includes a ceiling any piping any ventilationanything like that was wrapped with this kind of foam metallic insulation to stopvibrations from getting out of the room so there's no air return system in thisroom it does get hot in here in the summer that's the one drawback I live ina cold climate most of the year it's not too hot so in the summer it's not greatin the winter it's awesome it's like a little heated room I have atube amp I turn it on and heats up the room it's awesomeyeah the ceiling is using something called whisper clips and furring channeland basically the idea with that is the the channel is this metal sheet thathangs from these little clips and it's suspended from the joists say thatjoists suspended from that so you don't have direct contact with your joists inthe floor above right and double layer of drywall green glue again that wasquite a bit of work to do but I did this room did it all by myself did thedrywall not bragging about skills or anything like that 

I just saying I didit an 8 by 12 room it's not impossible for somebody with I don't have the bestdry mudding skills that's when you do the the mud on the drywall but I managedto do it and it worked out great and then through the years I've been doingthis now let's see here I started YouTube in 2016 I don't recall if I gotmy acoustic panels before that the acoustic panels are what you see on thewall and we'll do a walk around in a minute but it's these foam panels on thewall the idea with that is basically to stop sound from bouncing off on thewalls I get a lot of comments on older videos people are asking can I put thosepanels up in my apartment will it help with sound reduction I always say nothat don't get the two confused there's acoustic treatment which is that soundreduction soundproofing which is what I've done in the walls and the ceilingand the last part that 

I'll mention before we walk around take a look thedoors that I use are solid corridors there's two of them they are insulatedaround the edges there's weather stripping and basically like an exteriordoor on your house to keep cold air or warm air out right and it does it worksthe same way with keeping sound in and sound from going out so will demo thatafter in this video I'm gonna demo well I've got my sound meter here I'm gonnaturn on that Marshall DSL 20 HR to 20 watt mode crank it I'll loop some guitar intoa looper pedal we're gonna see what kind of reduction I did and like I said I'vedone a couple other videos on this before I thought I'd just do an updatesome people are new to the channel some people aren't aware that this room whatit is exactly so what this room 

we do is play guitar late at night letsme make videos basically any time if you're not in this kind of situation andmost people won't be to be honest this is I'm pretty lucky to have this I don'thave to use something like a two notes torpedo or a load reactor or somethingto bring the sound down I don't have to go direct in I can get real amp soundsby miking the room so I think I'm really lucky in that in the respect and Benoverall super happy with the room anything I've changed since the lastvideo is probably just adding more panels I've got some couple bass trapsthe floor isn't anything special I'm in a basement so it's concrete floor I'vegot a layer of some kind of insulation for on top and then it's a laminateflooring so nothing really special on the floor.

Last thing I mentionedbefore we do walk around is the edges of all the drywall have been sealed withacoustic sealant and that's key for keeping sounds from leaking out thecracks it's very easy to do so why don't we take a little walk around the roomthings I've already mentioned we'll just see them up close and thenwe'll get into a sound demo or lack of sound demo unfortunately don't have thewidest angle on this camera but so let's take a look over here so all the panelsthere everywhere I could cover more but they're not cheap they're not you knowit's something that that can cost a little bit we've got the corner panelsthere are the base traps a couple little ones and then a lot of stuff on theceiling so what I was talking about and this should show up pretty well allright this is the room inside a room you can see the gap hereI think it did four inches maybe it's five 

I can't remember the measurement itwas ten years no it's about eight years ago now see the insulation nothingspecial really can't show you the green blue here's this one of the solid coredoors and the second one on the out here and then the weather stripping all theway around that's all flush so it closes and when it closes its tight turns intolittle sauna in the summertime that's basically itlike I mention Marshall 20 watt tube amp it's a DSL 20 HR I'm gonna load up someguitar into a pedal just some random loud crazy riff with thisEpiphone Les Paul and then we will check out the difference between being in theroom and out of the room and I'll have the how this in front so we couldn'tlook at it right so I'm not really sure how exactlythat's picking up on the on the camera 

I can hear it through the wall butit's definitely once you're out of this out of this area you don't hear upstairsanything like that so pretty cool yes I just want to show that off so there yougo if you weren't already aware of what this room was it just looks like aregular room with a lot of gear and stuff like that now you know or maybeyou already knew but anyways so if you have any questions about this room Ilove to share information about how I designed it and stuff I picked I'll havelinks in the description also have links to the older videos from a couple yearsago so you can check those out as well I did more thorough testing I did someacoustic guitar stuff this right here this test that I did with the Marshallthat was my whole point of making this room basically it now doubles as atYouTube yes a YouTube studio if you want to call it that it's it wasn't designedfor that but it's awesome to have it so it's pretty coolalright that's gonna wrap this up I'm Landon thanks for checking out mychannel if you haven't already please subscribe to the channel and click thelike button give me some feedback below - again if you have any questions anycomments about the room anything you want to know about I'm open book I'lllet you know exactly if I can remember the costremember this is almost 10 years ago I'll let you know what it was and let meknow actually if anybody out there has done this kind of thing recently I'd becurious what kind of tools that exist now tools and equipment and materialsbecause I'm sure stuff has changed technology has changed obviously in thelast 10 years so as always play guitar and have fun and I'll see you in anothervideo bye 


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