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|"There should be a maximum db level at , say the street outside the venue ,council or whoever they send (armorguard etc) should have a meter and take a reading ,sound tech turns down to the level required "|
Yes rather than the adhoc jusdgements currently made by the security firms sent by the council who have no equipment whatsoever. Also they should measure the level at the neartest residence to the venue, not on the street right outside the door - the only people there are those standing outside for a cigarette who (presumably) are happy with the noise because they are at the gig.
|I'm from Perth in Oz and venues are always being forced to turn down or in the case of the oldest and best venue in the city, stop playing live bands altogether.
This has also happened in Bribane, where councils put residents before businesses like clubs and venues.
Its hard to come up with any solution to this, apart from an investment in sound-proofing by the venues AND by the residents in the form of double-glazing. Really, builders should be told BY the council to provide double-glazing on any inner-city apartment being built.
I live in London and wouldn't get any sleep if it wasn't for double-glazing.
Still, no solutions, bar public support for peoples favourite venues and an economically viable music industry. Otherwise councils will turn our cities into densely populated suburbs. I myself tried to run a recording/rehearsal space in inner city Perth and was forced to stop through complaints from my 'young, trendy' new neighbours. This place had been operated by others for over 10 years and was an institution in the local scene.
Apologies for the length/bad news stories. By the way, I'm moving to Wellington soon- that's why I'm on your excellent site.
|There should be a maximum db level at , say the street outside the venue ,council or whoever they send (armorguard etc) should have a meter and take a reading ,sound tech turns down to the level required .or supply inner city residents with free earplugs as part of their rates .....|
|If people are going to buy or move into CBD areas they should expect noise. In most cases the near by bars have been there a lot longer than the apartments. <br>In short, the councils should do nothing, if people have an issue with it they should stay in the suburbs. Simple.|
|Before construction companies charge ahead and build apartments, they should check out what's in the area and make sure their design fits the location in terms of soundproofing.|