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Old 03-29-2019, 09:10 AM   #1
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Debating Setup for Sound Isolation Music Room


The more I read online the worse it gets because everyone does everything different. If you've helped me in my other posts I appreciate your responses and you'll know a little about what I'm working.


Basically, I'm building a 14x30 music room. I am not going for full on recording studio sound proofing.. but with a 2.5yr old and another baby on the way in May I'm looking to build the room that will drastically cut down the sound and noise for my wife and children. But at the same time, this isn't our forever home and we only plan on staying for 5years or so at this location so I'm not looking to build this with an bottomless budget.


I've finished all of the framing and my electrician is finishing up the wiring and lighting this weekend. Here are some of my questions and some options I'm looking at doing.


1) As far as insulation... do you think just a fiberglass bat insulation will work or is Roxul worth the huge increase in price? Roxul is almost double the price of regular insulation but it's flame resistant and very dense for sound deadening. Or do you guys have any suggestions? For my ceiling I have been using ultratouch R-19 Denim



2) Now lets talk Drywall!!
So my plan is at least 2 layers of 5/8" and I've been looking into resilient channeling. Now I'm going to pass on Green Glue because the room is so big and you need two tubes per 4x8 sheet that is just going to be WAY out of the budget.


So here are some thoughts



I also looked into things like mass loaded vinyl. Thought about putting that on the joists first, then drywall, then possibly sound board then another layer of drywall...


Just so many options. . . Anyone in here able to help set me on a good path.
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Roxul safe n sound would be the way to go, fiberglass really doesn't off much in the way of sound insulation.

As long as you're building, you could build a second wall inside the first as well; lots of options when it comes to drywall and the structure.
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If you can adjust the outlet depths, the best thing to do would be a double wall via some resilient channel.


Be sure that your plans include some addressing of the ceiling framing.
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Roxul safe n sound would be the way to go, fiberglass really doesn't off much in the way of sound insulation.

As long as you're building, you could build a second wall inside the first as well; lots of options when it comes to drywall and the structure.


Yeah I would love to do the room inside a room but I don't have the ceiling space to do a second ceiling and once I put up the interior walls it's going to take down another almost foot of space and I've got a lot of drum and music equipment to keep in there.
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If you can adjust the outlet depths, the best thing to do would be a double wall via some resilient channel.


Be sure that your plans include some addressing of the ceiling framing.


What would I be addressing for the ceiling framing?
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Resilient channel with rubber isolators and a STC indicated drywall.
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