What do you do when you are a trumpet player who needs to put in some practice but live in an apartment where your children need to sleep and the neighbours are banging on the walls? Well, you could take the approach that Vilhjálmur Ingi Sigurðarson – “Will” – did and get in touch with Black Cat Acoustics about a sound-isolation cabin.
The STUDIOBRICKS sound-isolation cabin is designed for speedy and easy installation, without compromising the booth’s excellent sound-isolating properties. Impressive sound isolation is achieved thanks to the use of high performance acoustic materials in the slot-together patented panels. The modular, interlocking panel design permits considerable flexibility in size and footprint.
Will, who lives with his wife and family in Iceland and is a member of the Icelandic Philharmonic, contacted Black Cat Music’s Myke Millward when he realised the noise situation simply could not continue. The email communications developed into a plan that in due course saw Will flying to Gatwick Airport, complete with trumpet of course and testing out an STUDIOBRICKS sound-isolation cabin at Black Cat Music’s headquarters in Tonbridge, Kent. Here, Will really put the sound-isolation cabin through its paces. Myke’s colleague Martin Loft joined in the trial, playing an instrument within the sound-isolation cabin for Will to assess noise in various parts of the building, with Myke recording on an iPhone. All that could be heard was the whirring of office machinery outside the cabin! Three hours later and delighted with the results, Will was impressed with the effectiveness of the STUDIOBRICKS sound-isolation cabin.
In a footnote to the story Will sent us pictures of the cabin being installed in his apartment and the message, “ The cabin works great… Im very happy.”