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    I recently moved to a new place. A wooden place. Everything is wooden, and the sound is pretty shitty. Iíd like to do something to make the sound better and a bit more isolated, but I donít know where to start. Any tips?

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    Start with rugs and drapes, then think about sound diffusion wall mounts and corner bass traps.
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    Ahhhh, rugs. Didn't think of that. There's nothing currently on the floor or on the walls. Thanks man.

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    Beds and sofas can be bass traps too

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    I have a loveseat in there, along with my half-assed ikea DJ booth. The sounds sounds so far away, if that makes sense.

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    It sounds far away because you have a lot of "reverb" by sounds bouncing all over off your walls. Do what SirReal said.

    Here's a bunch of info on sound treatment: http://www.gikacoustics.com/articles/ from a really good company. I just worked with them to get some treatment and it made a world of difference, plus they're very good to work with since I came from knowing very little and asked them question after question after question. But a lot of these things can be built on your own too if you're handy. You can google and youtube the hell out of it.

    Mind you, sound treatment which will improve the sound in your room will NOT necessarily sound proof your room. If you're looking for sound proofing, that's something altogether different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotDedYet View Post
    http://www.gikacoustics.com/articles/[/url]
    Thanks for the link. I'm blocked here at work, so I'll check it out later. What about that foam for the walls?

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    I have used curtain clips and hung moving blankets around the walls in my room ... i make sure they are a few inches from the wall to sort of act like a sound trap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotDedYet View Post
    Here's a bunch of info on sound treatment: http://www.gikacoustics.com/articles/ from a really good company.
    Definitely start with that. I'm in a similar situation and just starting research into doing my room. From talking to people and some experiments....

    Blankets and drapes do literally nothing.
    Beds and couches do literally nothing.
    Bookshelves can work as diffusers, but they won't solve your problems... They're part of step 7 or 8, and your working on step 1.

    GiK looks like a good company to work with, and I've been told some of their packages are a great deal if you're not going to build things yourself, which is harder than it seems at first, or at least more complicated.
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