Silent disco?

Albatross

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Sep 7, 2016
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There are a few venues I've seen here that are having MAJOR sound issues with neighbors. For a venue with that kind of problem... I think they'd be a great selling point. No noise violations, and you can jam out as loud as you want.

But as a standard practice I think it's weird at a wedding. Weddings are about interactions and connections with other guests.I think the silent disco is a completely different type of interaction that some might like. But I don't think it's going to get quickly adopted unless it's forced for another reason.
 

adj2ent

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Oct 20, 2006
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No headphone aren’t the answer not for venue, hiring a professional sound engineer to provide sound attenuation would be the best way to handle that. And that’s not cheap. We had a skate rink which failed to do that and there were noises issues from opening day until the day in Closed. To try reduce the issues they tried disabling Part of the sound system and turning it down but it never solved the problem. My friend lives the next block over and you could everything, I guess because of the metal roof. But inside the sound wasn’t ever really loud. I miss that rink.
 

Albatross

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No headphone aren’t the answer not for venue, hiring a professional sound engineer to provide sound attenuation would be the best way to handle that. And that’s not cheap. We had a skate rink which failed to do that and there were noises issues from opening day until the day in Closed. To try reduce the issues they tried disabling Part of the sound system and turning it down but it never solved the problem. My friend lives the next block over and you could everything, I guess because of the metal roof. But inside the sound wasn’t ever really loud. I miss that rink.
We're talking about tent weddings on properties where the sound travels. I'm not sure any amount of skill from an engineer could keep sound from reaching the property line. Which... it turns out is the legal definition that allows a ticket to be written.
 

adj2ent

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I didn’t see anything about a tent but in that case its Multiple smaller speakers facing in that’s why venues which have noise issues usually want to use only theirspread out or ceiling mounted system.
 

Albatross

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I didn’t see anything about a tent but in that case its Multiple smaller speakers facing in that’s why venues which have noise issues usually want to use only theirspread out or ceiling mounted system.
Rick didn't mention a tent he is building (built) a barn. I thought your response was to my comment about venues with sound issues.
 

dunlopj

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Just can't get up to watching a Brian Redd video .. something in the way he talks .. same with Arnoldo.
I like watching Brian's videos. And I don't have a problem with Arnoldo except his voice is a bit tinny. He may be a bit full of himself, but that's not a reason to dislike him.

Remember, I'm a 14 year cancer survivor, so I tend to be more chill than most other people.
 
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rickryan.com

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Rick didn't mention a tent he is building (built) a barn. I thought your response was to my comment about venues with sound issues.
No tent but Adj's comment on metal roof has me nervous. I have a galvalume roof with bubble wrap insulation underneath. I'm going to be extremely careful not to annoy the neighbors but they're about 200-300 feet away and with solid walls between me and them.
 

wifedj

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No tent but Adj's comment on metal roof has me nervous. I have a galvalume roof with bubble wrap insulation underneath. I'm going to be extremely careful not to annoy the neighbors but they're about 200-300 feet away and with solid walls between me and them.
...kinda late in the process to address such issues/concerns, albeit concern worthy.

Here is a link to an article and some design and build suggestion to address the sound issue associated with metal roofs: Metal Roof Noise - Five ways to keep your Metal Roof quiet - (https://callaghanroofing.com/blog/are-you-worried-about-metal-roof-noise)

Good Luck.
 

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wifedj

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I think he was more worried about the roof not muffling the sound of the activity taking place underneath it, not the noise made by the roof itself.
He be best served if concerned with both.
 

rickryan.com

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I think he was more worried about the roof not muffling the sound of the activity taking place underneath it, not the noise made by the roof itself.
Exactly correct. It rained on me last week and yeah, it was huge noise inside the building. I can live with that but if the inside sound hits that metal roof and projects out to the neighbors, that's a problem I can't allow to happen.
 

Bob Kreider

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Feb 12, 2016
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I have a 180 headphone set of silent disco going on about a year. Have only had them out on three occasions and each of those were to simply test the audience response and determine where the potential for this item may be used best.

I haven't given up and will continue to experiment, but so far I'm not entirely convinced the silent disco will have a much of an impact in our industry. Or at least, perhaps not in my servicing area.

I'm from a smaller community with only a few high schools and one community college. Still holding on for some interest.
 

adj2ent

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I'm from a smaller community with only a few high schools and one community college. Still holding on for some interest.
That is going to make it very tough, I get all my headphone business from colleges. I am not sure high Schools have the budget. The last headphone event I did the staff really liked the headphone party because they didn’t have to hear the music the DJs were playing. Some staff who usually leave stayed for the whole party.