The Yamaha MyRoom II is a product I’ve been searching for all my life. It is essentially a small, soundproof room that will fit in your apartment and offers you the opportunity to indulge in one of life’s ultimate de-stressing/relaxation techniques…to just f**king scream…without your neighbors calling the cops.
Apart from my personal favorite panacea above, the booth would also be excellent for learning an instrument, having a loud conversation in the wee hours of the morning, escaping the neighbors’ arguments, studying, recording music or even doing a spot of karaoke. The most exciting use for this soundproof booth, however, would undeniably be for the rush of thrashing your guitar along to some hard-core punk-rock/metal with your amp to 11 and scrrrrrrreaming the lyrics. Ah, good times.
Yamaha’s MyRoom II is a remake of their original MyRoom and now comes equipped with air-conditioner, touch-panel controls and adjustable lighting; all with a build-time of around two hours – less than an IKEA flat-pack wardrobe. It measures around 4.5 by 6 feet and is available in a few different configurations – including one specifically for music practice – ranging from around $6,500 and $15,000 in price.
If this room were a little bigger, I’d call it MyHome. Think about it…a brand new soundproof apartment where you can be as loud as you please. I reckon they should make a model triple the size to fit a bed, bathroom and fridge and then stack them to make an apartment block…perhaps not in seismic Japan though.