How to Soundproof a Room for Music

Home recording studio soundproofing is a continuous battle between noise creation and cancellation. If you are soundproofing a room for music and not adding recording studio windows, noise is coming in, and your sensitive equipment is going to pick that up. Soundproof studio windows stop noise before it enters your space.

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Enter Indow® window inserts, which:

  • Soundproof studio windows by reducing outside noise
  • Let you be as loud as you want
  • Don’t permanently modify your recording studio or home

Soundproofing a room for music is easy with Indow inserts because you can install and remove them in minutes. Because they are laser measured to fit, each custom window insert fits perfectly, backed by our Snug Fit Guarantee. Once built, they just push into your window frame. Indow inserts provide soundproofing for a recording studio window by creating an insulating layer (via an extra layer of acrylic & a dead air space) against outside sound and temperatures.

Recording in Silence

Ryan Bruce, owner of Riffs, Bears, & Gear YouTube channel needed soundproofing for his recording studio window. He put in one Indow window insert and it fixed a big problem he was facing:

“The sound level in here is dead silent,” says Bruce. That’s not going to happen 100% of the time (you never know when a parade will come down your street), but these window inserts are going to greatly reduce the amount of noise coming into your home recording studio most of the time.”

Decibel Reduction & Soundproofing a Room for Recording

We’ve done studies on our Acoustic Grade window inserts. We know that our window inserts reduce outside noise up to 50% when placed with operable double-pane windows, and up to 70% when placed with operable single pane windows.* Similarly, our acoustic window inserts reduce noise by 18.9 dBA when used with single-pane windows and Indow Standard Grade window inserts reduce noise by 10-12 dBA when used with single-pane windows.

That can make a huge difference when using sensitive recording equipment.

ACOUSTIC INDOW INSERT + SINGLE-PANE

Diagram of Acoustic window inserts with single-pane windows. Reduce noise by 70%.

REDUCE NOISE UP TO 70% (18.9 DBA REDUCTION)

ACOUSTIC INDOW INSERT + DOUBLE-PANE

Diagram of Acoustic window inserts with double-pane windows. Reduce noise by up to 50%.

REDUCE NOISE UP TO 50% (10.2 DBA REDUCTION)

Window Inserts + Sound Panels

As you could see in Bruce’s video, he had lots of sound panels already, but that didn’t stop his neighbor’s noise from coming right through his recording studio window. When you add home recording studio soundproofing, but don’t soundproof your recording studio windows, you are leaving a hole for sound to travel through. Sound panels +soundproof window inserts: it’s an acoustic treatment package.

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Acrylic vs Glass

Indow window inserts are made from acrylic, which blocks sound better than standard window glass. Glass reverberates and reflects sound where acrylic blocks and absorbs. Soundproofing a room for recording means every surface area should be able to control reflection and reverberation of sound. So, when asking how to soundproof a room for music, know adding a layer of acrylic to the inside of your window helps to soundproof a window and with sound absorption throughout the room.

How to Soundproof a Room for Music

  • Soundproof by blocking noise from entering
  • Let light in while blocking sound - you can't record in the dark
  • Don't seal out all the air - you still need to breath
  • Stop reverberation and reflection of sound by covering all surfaces with sound-absorbing materials
  • Don't forget the windows - windows reverberate sound and need to be covered in sound-absorbing material as well
  • Keep testing and improving - every space is unique, find what works for yours

Window inserts add a new layer of control to your recording environment: through noise reduction, temperature control, and a whole lot more. You can read and watch more about our acoustic window inserts and all our window inserts.

Want to know more about how to soundproof a room for music? Connect with us for a free consultation.

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JD

Brian was very helpful & informative. He helped me order the correct windows for my needs. They were shipped with the utmost of care & arrived ahead of schedule. Ultimately, the Indow Windows have been very helpful in muffling unwanted noises & they have helped save on our energy costs. Thank you, Indow Window!

Posted 1 week ago

Cynthia M

Very happy with the reduction in noise. Easy to install and use. Great customer service.

Posted 1 month ago

Juli E

We are thrilled with our Indow window inserts! I'd been on the lookout for a more permanent solution to leaky windows in our third floor living space. I discovered Indow on social media but since then have learned of friends who'd had Indow recommended to them by their rennovation contractor. The entire process went smoothly with friendly reps at hand to talk through questions during measuring, etc. They fit perfectly and help us to maintain the beautiful design of the windows on our 100 year old home! Highly recommend!!

Posted 2 months ago

Jen F

Worth the money!

Posted 2 months ago

Elizabeth H

For townhouse living, this solved my problem with noise from my neighbor's with my kitchen window. A considerable decrease of noise indeed! Measurements were a bit frustrating so I recommend using a laser measurement device and following directions to use a string for the diagonal. They look great and were easy to push into place. I highly recommend as an alternative to buying a new window.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Easy to install, and instantly stopped drafts and dampened outside noises very effectively!

Posted 3 months ago

Robert C

The process could've been smoother with the sending of the measuring kit. There was a delay with weather in Oregon but then it felt like my kit was still delayed due to other reasons. Most new homes (like mine) have textured paint and it can also be inside your window frames. I measured everything out but I still have little tiny gaps due to the texturing. Not indows problem but just be aware you made need to sand or fill in those gaps yourself to get a perfect seal. I did the acoustic grade inserts and they have reduced some noise but they will not completely block or significantly reduce road noise. This is most apparent with deep or lower frequencies like truck exhausts or modified street racing cars that are quite popular these days. Taking the inserts out to open your windows isn't an easy task. The little metal hook they provide needs to be either bigger or you can attach something to it as a way to leverage yourself. Overall the process was average. I think they're definitely a good option for weatherproofing and some sound reduction depending on the type of windows you have. I would purchase again.

Posted 3 months ago

Shelley C

The process for ordering and installing the Indow Widnow inserts was so easy. They sent the measuring information and it had great instructions. The inserts were delivered by UPS was crushed on one corner, but the company had packed them well, so there was no damage. We installed them the same day. It works best if you have two people completing the installation. We felt the results immediately and are glad we spent the money to make our home just a little more efficient.

Posted 3 months ago

Barry B

The insert fits like a glove and insulates the window! No more frost and condensation on the interior of the window! Thank you for an easy, effective and attractive fix!

Posted 3 months ago

Susan A

The support during the entire process was wonderful, thank you so much for the extra quiet space!

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Volodymyr R

Very good good quality. Overall very satisfied with this product and service. Thanks

Posted 3 months ago

Jane H

Our home was built in 1913 and has beautiful old wavy glass single-paned windows. I’m so glad we were told about Indows and didn’t have to replace the original windows. We live in Canada but had no difficulty placing the order and were very impressed by how accurately the company met its deadlines, including cross border delivery. The Indows inserts blend in perfectly with our home and the existing window frames. You don’t see them unless you’re actually looking for them. But what we did notice was how much warmer the rooms feel the minute the inserts were installed! I can’t speak to any heating bill savings because they just went in this week, but our home feels much, much cozier. Our contractor who took all the measurements and installed the Indows says: “Excellent instructional videos: clear and informative. Very impressed with the design and the product. Overall, the ease of installation is quite impressive. Working with all the staff at the company was great – everyone was very helpful.” I’m already recommending this company to any of my friends who live in drafty older homes and want to reduce their heating/cooling bills and do some good for the environment.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Don't be afraid of buying an older home with single pane windows. This company has you covered. Their inserts are super high quality and fit well thanks to the laser measuring kit they send. Highly recommended!

Posted 3 months ago

Katie M

We purchased three Indows to reduce drafts and noise in our bedroom, which faces the street. The improvement was immediate. Our house was built in 1958 and although we have exterior storm windows we didn't want to replace the windows outright due to cost and architectural consistency. These were an excellent solution.

Posted 3 months ago

Matthew L

Indow inserts were easy to measure, order and install. They've provided great insulation for old single-pane and stained glass windows in an antique home. We can significantly feel how much better the home holds heat.

Posted 4 months ago

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