Posts Tagged ‘soundproofing’

Simple Green Glue Application

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Are you still a little nervous about attempting your first soundproofing project with Green Glue?  Today we thought we’d share a short video outlining exactly how quick and easy it is to use Green Glue damping compound. Check out how quickly this woman applies the compound to the drywall before attaching it to the wall. It’s like a dream come true!

Who are the Kabul Dreams?

Monday, April 5th, 2010

It’s a strange name for a band, isn’t it? And the truth is that the Kabul Dreams, inspired by British indie bands, are from Kabul and are growing increasingly popular amongst both local Afghan youth and expacts.

The band members have been working together for just under a year, but in that time they’ve managed to earn a respectable young following. Their home sound studio needs a bit more soundproofing work (to keep outside sounds out more than their sounds in) but – if they keep at it – they may be able to move into a more professional space sooner than they think.

Soundproofing a Guest Room

Monday, March 29th, 2010

One of the most recent soundproofing questions we’ve run into asked about whether or not it was possible to soundproof a guest room.

Here’s the deal. A guest room, in construction, is no different than any other room in a house. The good news is that you don’t need to rip down the existing drywall and make a huge mess. All you need to do is add some Green Glue, add another layer of drywall, spackle, and repaint the walls.

It’s simple. It’s easy. And you can do it in ANY room. Go figure.

Help the Constants Build an Eco-Friendly Recording Studio

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The musical group known as Constants has a mission. Frontman Will Benoit has a plan to build an eco-friendly recording studio, complete with solar-power, in the 2,000 square foot barn he already owns.

He already has the solar panels but he needs help. The band needs money for soundproofing materials and formal soundproofing equipment. They’d like fans to help and if you donate money they’re willing to give you recording time, or even dinner, depending on the amount.

There aren’t very many eco-friendly recording studios in the world. We might want to make sure this one is able to get off the ground.

Introducing the 2010 Jeep Compass

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

For 2010, Jeep introduced an incredible new vehicle, the Compass. When SUV’s first became popular, Jeep had no problem carving itself a niche in the market. They at that time sold nothing other than off-road vehicles.

Over time, however, that changed. Vehicle manufacturers looking to compete all began creating their own version of the SUV and before they knew it, Jeep had some serious competition.

While Jeeps are still incredibly popular, the new Compass is Jeep’s way of letting the public know they still have a handle on their wants and needs. They want Jeep lovers to know that they have luxury vehicles available at the same time – without having to go to another brand. The Compass is classy and houses some top-of-the-line features (including, of course, interior soundproofing). Jeep is certainly ready to compete!

Soundproofing a Room with Acoustical Panels

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

This is another video worth checking out. Mitch Zlotnik shows you how to soundproof a room by using audio sheets, which are very similar to the acoustical panels we recommend using. He explains how they work and in what instances you would use them.

Who Saved The Globe?

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

A hot music venue in Wales, The Globe, was facing closure after Cardiff city council took away its live music license. Their options were to close for good or raise more than 25,000 pounds to put towards soundproofing. Up until this week it looked like the club was going to have to close.

That is, until patrons came together to raise the money. They had made significant progress and then a mystery donor made sure the 25,000 pound goal was met. Soundproofing efforts have already begun inside The Globe – scheduled to reopen soon!

Demolishing the Brown County Mental Health Center

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The Brown County Mental Health Center in Wisconsin will be demolished soon. The building, built almost 100 years ago, is full of asbestos – so much asbestos it simply can’t be renovated. It’s in the walls, floors, ceilings, insulation, and soundproofing. You name a place and you’ll find asbestos in that building.

The good news is that Brown County already built a new facility. No patients will become homeless or go without treatment. All the county needs to do now is tear the building down and sell the property!