Dural Music Centre uses Wavebar to Soundproof

The challenges

The need for all 12 studios to be acoustically soundproofed, and offer individual performance and recording spaces is crucial to a business such as this. A music hub north west of Sydney, Australia is well known in the area for offering a quality, unique and professional setting for musical lessons and development of local talent. Professional treatment of the space was required, given the average number of 350 students spread over 25 teachers in 12 air-conditioned teaching studios and also considering Dural Music accomodate most instruments & styles of playing and are a registered exam venue.

The solutions

Soundproofing was installed to seal of all 12 of the studios. Wavebar was chosen for its flexibility, highly dense mass and barrier properties.

This is the second Wavebar installation Lucas has undertaken successfully himself. The first, four years prior was to the seven teaching studios he previously had upstairs above his shop. When premises next door became available, he moved the shop there and added five more 2.4 metre square studios downstairs, again turning to Wavebar for intra-studio soundproofing based on his complete satisfaction with the way it had been performing in the original facility.

The results

The new wall system to acoustically isolate its twelve teaching studios from each other has soundproofed so thoroughly that lessons can be conducted without one disturbing the other. According to proprietor Lucas Barrett, "If you asked me how I would rate out of ten the importance of Wavebar soundproofing to the success of our business, I would give it a 10. We have had a twenty piece big band playing in Studio 7, our large rehearsal studio, without unduly interfering with a violin lesson two studios away on the same side and a guitar lesson across the corridor."