Often recording musicians face a lot of problems with unwanted noise and vibration. Sound from monitor speakers and instruments can leak into neighbors’ property causing a lot of nuisance. Most precisely, sound is vibrational energy in the audio frequency range that passes through the air, and gets transferred via solids or liquids. Though airborne sound can’t escape directly from an airtight environment, its vibrational energy causes the walls of the surrounding environment to move and they in turn launch new soundwaves which can be heard outside.
In such a case, the best way to limit the sound & vibration is through speaker isolation pads. These vibration absorbing pads & sound dampening pads offers practical sound
proofing. Often Professional studio designs build a completely separate inner room inside the existing space, isolated from the original floor with blocks of neoprene pads or even mounted on metal springs. However, professionals say that it is rarely necessary to go to these lengths other than for high-end commercial studios.
In a number of studios built in colleges, they often comprise additional studding and plasterboard walls. But the floors and ceilings are fitted to the existing structure via neoprene vibration isolation pads to prevent vibration being transmitted through the structure. But, since sound isn’t only transmitted through the air and travels through solids, the sound is likely to be audible in any space that the joist passes through. If you can isolate your speakers from the walls or the floor, by using mounting speaker isolation pads you are less likely to have sound passing from room to room via mechanical vibration within the structure. Also, Isolating the partition from the floor and adjoining walls using speaker isolation pads can also improve performance but all air gaps around the edges must be filled with a resilient material such as silicone rubber or expanding foam.
Again in case the noise coming from above is a problem, a suspended ceiling can be a surprisingly unobtrusive and an effective solution. An alternative commercial solutions using springs serves to absorb the vibrations that cause sound in the room below. All that one needs to do is inspect the source of problem and accordingly work on it with vibration dampener pads.