April 21, 2018
HI all. I live in the UK in detached house with an integrated garage which I intend to turn into my recording studio. All the walls in the garage are brickwork and the floor is finished concrete. There is a full width metal up and over door to the front of the garage.
I am planning on making the existing single skin wall to the external side of the house into a double skin, and also building a double skin wall behind the garage door (so it still looks like a garage from the outside), and I am going to add plasterboards to the ceiling joists, with insulation packed between the joists. I am not planning on floating a room within this space, as it is cost prohibitive, but I am planning on putting a wooden floor down, which I will place rugs on around the mixing desk area/sweet spot to dampen reflections down. I am planning on installing a range of acoustic treatment (bass traps, tiles etc) once the basic internal construction is complete
I would like to know the following:
What type of plasterboard and insulation should I get for the ceiling to best contain the sound? (There will be a bedroom above)
Should I stud the wall and plasterboard it out for best sound containment? (this will also allow easier installation of the electrical power supply where needed around the room)
Or am I best off leaving the brickwork exposed and working on further acoustically treating the room instead?
All or any advice on this would be greatly appreciated. I need to get it right first time. Thanks for reading.
August 12, 2013
J, Much too many issues to go over here. Fill out the information in this link. Include photos of all surface areas. https://www.acousticfields.com/free-room-analysis/.
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