Starting Over…..again. Part 5

VB70G. Sound Blankets Producers Choice* did as advertised”.

After a simple installation of 5 heavy duty hooks, all I had to do was hang the blanket over the window. After checking the sound level at the curb, in front of our home, we decided that the amount of transferred trumpet sound had been reduced by 90% which I feel is adequate for my taste as well as my neighbors. This sound blanket comes with one side white in color and the other black which worked for me very well. The Texas Summer sun will be warming the front of our house and the lighter color will help to reflect a little of the heat.

An interesting discovery was that not only did the trumpet sound lessen but also lessoned was the traffic noise from outside which will help when I’m recording.

As we continued to cruise our property lines, both my wife and I agreed that now most of the sound was coming from the exterior walls to the side in my room. Now that the windows have been quieted, it is now time to soften the sound being transmitted through the side walls.

One solution to this new condition would be to purchase two more blankets to cover these walls as well, but due to the cost of such an investment, I have decided to go another route. Check back and in our next post for we will continue to reduce the sound level from my room to what I hope is a 5% transfer level.

*VB70G. Sound Blankets Producers Choice- White-Black. Size 72×80 with Grommets. Single.
Subtotal $34.87
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Total $55.43

Bruce was a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He has performed with many well-known entertainers such as Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anita Bryant, Carman Cavalara, Victor Borgie, the Four Freshman, Blackstone the Magician, Bobby Vinton and John Davidson.