I'm adding on to an existing. My wife's master bedroom is going to be
next to my music studio. The addition consists of a floor with a
raised foundation of 18" space in the living quarters. The music
studio will be on a 6" slab. I intend on building a studio within the
shell of the addition to accomadate proper sound proofing needs. I
wish to use the concrete floor in the studio rather than carpet or
wood, with metal studs to create the room with-in a room.
Question: Being the living quarters is on a raised foundation and the
studio on a 6' slab, will sound be transmitted to my wife's master?
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As I read again, it looks like the floor levels of the bedroom and studio
are not the same. This helps. Ideally, the slab of the studio should have
an isolation joint between it and the foundation of the other room. Then
you should have separate studs on both floors to support the walls of each
space. Do not tie these studs together anywhere except the perimeter. Do
not try to put any gypsum or other solid material between the two sets of
studs. That would help blockage of high frequency sounds but would hurt
blockage of low frequencies that are more difficult to control. Put as much
gypsum as you can on the wall surfaces. Layers of different thicknesses of
gypsum with acoustical sealant between them can help damp out resonances and
coincident frequency effects. Alternatively, consider using some of the new
Quiet Solution proprietary wallboard. Of course you want batts in the wall
cavity. This is just a beginning. Details must be handled carefully. If
you have the space to spare, a large gap as suggested by Don can be helpful,
but is not necessary if you handle the details carefully. Just do be aware
that if it is very quiet in the bedroom and very loud in the studio, you
will always be able to hear some leakage.
Thank you Mr. Steward. I intend on doing all of the above, as you
stated, dead space btw rooms, r-30, sound proof wall board and two
5/8s' sheet rock.
My wife does play, she plays the radio, very loud, thank you. My
concern was not for her being in the room and having it quiet, I now
there is leakage. I was more concerned with the concrete floor
transmitting into and out of the room. Should I put concrete felt btw
the stem wall (18") and the 6" slab, or is that not any different than
pouring against one another.
I play bass guitar in a jazz, blues and Hendrix cover band. I
understand the large waves of the bass. I record the bass on two
tracks, one direct and the other amped. The vol. can stay low and not
create much leakage.
And really, I want to stop most, if not all sound coming into the
Thank you once again Gents for a fine bit of conversation.
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Rick, thanks for the topic. Speaking for myself (and I'm sure Don), as
a fellow musician, I am a bit jealous your getting to set up your own
"room" properly. My wife already knows it's on the agenda for our next
house (that I will be designing). I will definitely revisit this
thread when that happens. Although, I will be ignoring my own posts.
What kind of gear do you have?
Thank you Cato for your assistance.
I have the following:
62 330 Ricky
65 Strat, stock blk
67 Duo Sonic w/ lipstick p.u.
70 Fender F-210 Acou.
75 P Bass, Artic White
97 50th Annv. Jazz , blk
00 Carvin Fretless hollow w/ trans. p.u.
02 Tely, Lipstick and Humb., blk on wht
1000w Carvin Bass Head w/ 410 and 1-18 folded
75 450 Acoustic w/ 2-15 and front loaded 18
16/4/2 channel Sound Master board
Bunch of outboard gear...
357 Colt lever/12 gage/2 Marlin 22's w scopes and I make my own beer
(great stuff, says Laura, and she's a wine drinker)..........All
looking for a new studio to reside in, and this will happen after the
city (Garden Grove, Ca.) approves my plans, altho I plan on deveating
from the plans allitle in regards to the studio.
Thank you again gents,
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When life gets "real" good consider recording here:
Be sure to check out the "studios" section and plans, equipment etc links
Then again, you seem to be on your way to building your own recording studio
but a visit here is like walking into a great great model for what you might
be dreaming of.
The "All Aire" is beautiful. I showed Laura and tried to explain that
we should move to the country, (like she said, "wheres' the "country"
here in Socal) and build a studio/house. Of course she said
House/Studio, so those plans are out. Oh well, the place is stunning.
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