Posts Tagged ‘Soundproofing Materials’

Good vs. Bad Materials: Vinyl

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Mass loaded vinyl is one of the most popular soundproofing materials on the market today. It has a wide variety of uses but – is it really effective?

Here’s how vinyl (or mass loaded vinyl, aka MVL) really works. It’s called “mass loaded” vinyl because it adds mass, or density, to the surface you wish to soundproof. The denser a surface, the more difficult it is for sound to pass through.

So here’s the rub. How much does mass loaded vinyl really weigh? One or two pounds per square foot? If that’s all it weighs, how much sound can it really stop?

You do the math. It’s effective, but there are better soundproofing materials out there.

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.