Author Topic: Building a 14' x 7' Sound Studio for Under $1,000  (Read 9363 times)

johnbergstromslc

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Re: Building a 14' x 7' Sound Studio for Under $1,000
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2011, 03:54:41 PM »
Sounds like you got to where you wanted - success.  


A few things I would have done differently:  

Fiberglass batts instead of cellulose.  Faster install and it works better.  Stapled to the studs, it won't sag over time and leave big voids like cellulose.  You can adapt them to staggered stud walls by making a half-depth slit down the center.

A solid core wood entry door would have killed more noise than the steel one.  Double doors would be ideal.  

Skipped the silicone between the studs and drywall.  Unlikely it's having any effect - too springy.



johnbergstromslc

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Re: Building a 14' x 7' Sound Studio for Under $1,000
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2011, 03:58:03 PM »
You never mentioned how many drywall layers you used.  Just one?  If so, you can get another 6 dB (roughly) of reduction, especially in lower frequencies, by adding another.  (I once built an insulated party-wall with 3 layers of 5/8" drywall per side - insane quietude!)

Definitely don't go with regular stud walls - that would be a big step backwards.

Also, forget about Quietrock - overpriced and overrated.  It has it's uses in space-constrained applications where minimal remodeling can be done, but it would have eaten up half your budget if you'd used it...  Drywall is dense, cheap, and proven.