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Mute Soundproofing® collaborated with The Rattle to design and build a complex of music studios and performance spaces at Grade I listed Tobacco Dock.

The Rattle is a grassroots music movement, striving to reinvigorate the music industry. Providing up-and-coming musicians with professional mentoring, within a cutting edge complex of performance rooms and rehearsal spaces, recording studios and writing rooms, at London’s iconic, Grade I listed, Tobacco Dock.

Mentors include:

  • Imogen Heap (Grammy Winning Artist)
  • Steve Lewis (MD of Virgin Music & CEO of Chrysalis Music)
  • Sudha Kheterpal (Percussionist – Faithless, Ian Brown, Talvin Singh)
  • Russell Lissack (Founding Member – Bloc Party)
  • Stuart Barr (Conductor – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Paloma Faith, Sting, Shirley Bassey)
  • Pavan Mukhi (Founding Member – Foreign Beggars)


Construction Progress – Step 1 to 5:

Step 1 – Sound Insulation Testing (informing System Design). Showing Vault 3: Performance SpaceSound Insulation Testing

Step 2 – Groundworks, 1st Fix Electrics, Sole Plates for Single / Twin Independent Studwork. Showing Vault 4: Recording Studio / Vocal BoothGroundworks & 1st Fix Electrics In Music Studio

Step 3 – Single / Twin Independent Studwork, Sound Insulating Layers, Acoustic Isolation of External Ceiling Well. Showing Vault 1: Writing Rooms & Vault 3: Performance SpaceSupporting Framework & Sound Insulation In Music Studio

Supporting Framework & Soundproofing Layers In Recording Studio

Recording Studio Sound Insulation

Acoustic Isolation of Ceiling Well

Supporting Framework & Sound Attenuating Layers In Recording Studio

Step 4 – Sound Attenuated Heat Exchange System – 1st Fix. Showing Vault 4: Recording Studio / Vocal Booth & Vault 3: Performance SpaceSound Attenuated Heat Exchange System In Music Studio

Music Studio Soundproofing

Step 5 – Stud / Rail Floating Floor System Sub-Layers (abutting Resilient Perimeter Foam). Showing Vault 3: Performance Space / Music StudioAcoustic Floating Floor System In Recording Studio

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