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Old 02-03-02, 07:46 PM
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A completely sounded proof studio...

What sorts of things do I need to know before I under take this project?

The garage was built in 1993 and is on a slab. It is just the basic structure- no finished walls etc.

The plan is to triple dry wall the walls but I am not sure how to completey insulate the ceiling for sound... (this is the main hrudle)... any ideas?

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Old 02-04-02, 05:58 AM
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One tip I can think of is that you will need to isolate the various layers to prevent sound transmission. This is done by installing a z-channel material between the drywall and the studs; otherwise you could put ten layers of drywall and the sound would still travel right trough the studs and drywall.
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The only way to make a room sound proof ( or close to it) would be to make sure the inner wall and the outer wall don't touch. That means insulating the outer wall, building a new wall inside not touching the outer one, putting some rubber gasket to dampen the floor vibrations on the new wall, and such. Fiberglass is not a good sound insulator. There are much better insulators out there. Drywall will block sound, but it will allow the lower end frequencies, and the higher end.

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