Author Topic: soundproofing for recording music  (Read 3492 times)

will J.

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soundproofing for recording music
« on: July 07, 2002, 07:38:25 PM »
Wanted to see what the best combinations are for soundproofing for music. We will be framing the walls inside the existing walls of 3 small rooms inside a larger room. Also adding ceilings to these rooms. Were pretty sold on the idea of the sound-clips and wood furring weve seen on this site. Is the absorbent mat inside the walls crucial with this combination? A friend of ours says resilient channel and 2 sheets of sheetrock will be fine. not sure i agree. Wondering about different effective combinations. not every wall seems as crucial either. Our first time doing this and don't want to do it twice.
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Re: soundproofing for recording music
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2002, 09:13:23 PM »
Will J.
Floating the walls and ceiling using the SSP sound clips and furring channel is a good choice. This will give you at least 8 to 10 STC over a resilient channel installation. If you are going to do 2 layers of drywall on the floated walls and ceiling, we would definitely recommend a layer of the "mass loaded vinyl" between the 2 layers of drywall. These methods used in conjunction with one another, would get you an STC rating of over 50 points (loud shouting would not be audible).
The closed cell foam lining the studs and cavities is a definite plus, but is not essential to a good soundproofing job. hope this enlightens you Will.
Bob O.