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Old 6th April 2018
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That's awesome! I just checked out sonorworks and I like what I see. Thanks for the info. Once I get setup, I will use their free trial and let the dogs out. Again, great build!
Old 15th April 2018
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Hey, Baslotto! First off, this is amazing! This was a hell of a find to help me solidify my plans for my studio space. So, thank you! That being said, I'm curious what the STC rating of the room is related to the outside of your home? I ask because as much as I'd love to build the room-in-a-room concept, I'm aware it's far more cost-effective to do what you did. I'm just curious what kind of dB you're working with. Especially when it pertains to tracking Drums in your space. Thanks again!
Old 15th April 2018
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First, thank you for this! Extremely helpful for the plans I have for my space. My initial plan was room-in-a-room and yours would be my plan B. But the more I look at this plan, the more this seems completely feasible. I am curious what dBs you're getting outside of your space? Particularly when it pertains to tracking drums. Any information would be very helpful! Thanks!
Old 30th May 2019
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First, thank you for this! Extremely helpful for the plans I have for my space. My initial plan was room-in-a-room and yours would be my plan B. But the more I look at this plan, the more this seems completely feasible. I am curious what dBs you're getting outside of your space? Particularly when it pertains to tracking drums. Any information would be very helpful! Thanks!
Sorry I didn't see this post until now! And thank you for asking.

I don't recommend tracking drums in such a small place but when I have to I can barely hear the drums outside during the day and I prefer to stop tracking drums around 10 PM to avoid problems with the neighborhood.

In general I can play music as loud as I want for anything else at any time of the day, nothing will transfer to the neighbors.
Old 13th October 2019
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Great room, thanks for sharing! I am about to embark on a similar project so this has been very inspiring!

The one difference for me is I will need the option of playing drums late at night...you mentioned not doing this after 10pm...does this build really leak that much? It looks pretty airtight to me so I was surprised to hear you mention that.

Also, if you don't mind me asking, what was your budget for this project?


Thanks again!
Old 13th October 2019
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Hi J! Thank you for your words!
So I did track drums in here several times and with great results. In total honesty the studio is pretty soundproof but drums are extremely loud as an instrument so I would be comfortable playing drums if I did the whole ceiling like I did the vocal booth. The kick low frequencies travel into the ground reaching my house which is about 15 yards away.
I have neighbors a little closer to the studio and my number one goal was to be able to play music as loud and frequently as I wanted, so to avoid any inconvenience with my sweet neighbors I prefer to avoid playing drums after a certain time at night.
I ended up investing around $30k including the AC split system which according to the acoustician I hired was going to be the heftiest gadget in the build, but definitely vital. That covered the contractor’s fees too, not just the materials.

Please feel free to reach out any time and I’ll provide any info I can!
Old 4th February 2020
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Hi Baslotto,

Thank you for posting this build! I am about to convert my attached two car garage into a mixing/tracking room as well. My plan is to similarly create a room within a room using insulation, mass vinyl, resilient channel, and two layers of 5/8 drywall with green glue. However, I am planning on drywalling the ceiling making it about an 8ft tall room instead of opening it up. My question is 1) if you had to do it again, would you do anything differently? and 2) would you take down the garage door completely and create a stud wall instead for any reason? My build would be similar to yours except for I'd have one corner iso booth on the garage door wall. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Old 14th February 2020
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Hi Baslotto,

Thank you for posting this build! I am about to convert my attached two car garage into a mixing/tracking room as well. My plan is to similarly create a room within a room using insulation, mass vinyl, resilient channel, and two layers of 5/8 drywall with green glue. However, I am planning on drywalling the ceiling making it about an 8ft tall room instead of opening it up. My question is 1) if you had to do it again, would you do anything differently? and 2) would you take down the garage door completely and create a stud wall instead for any reason? My build would be similar to yours except for I'd have one corner iso booth on the garage door wall. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Hey, sorry for the late reply, I just got your PM.

Now for what were my needs and knowledge of insulation back then I think I did something that really works well, still now I'm doing what I was only hoping I could do before the build, my neighbors are happy after 3 years, I'm blasting my music when needed and the acoustics are great.

Having said that, a good friend of mine is converting his smaller garage into a drum room/band rehearsal space and he really dug into this thing. He really needs a lot of insulation for the drums (which I get too, but I prefer to avoid tracking drums in my studio after 10 PM because they will leak out a little bit, mine is mostly a mixing room with an option to track instruments when needed) and this thread was for him a great help.

https://www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/v...php?f=2&t=3876

This approach focuses more on building a room inside a room keeping the outside walls totally disconnected from the inside walls. There is no use of mass loaded vinyl, it's mostly layers of regular drywall and apparently the results are even better than what I got and possibly cheaper.

Here is a link to the thread he's following, hopefully it will be of help for you, keep in mind there's a lot of material to study, but if you have the patience and time to digest all of it it will be well worth it.




To quickly answer your questions:
1) Would I do it differently? I certainly spent a lot of money into labor and material but the results are great. If I could get a cheaper way to achieve the same results, why not? But bottom line what I have is exactly what I need.

2) For property resale value I preferred to keep the garage door (and saved the rails in my attic) and drew the isobooth accordingly. Also, for possible random thieves intruding my property I decided to keep the door and even left newspaper to cover the studio glass side door to show this is just a garage: studio robberies are a common cancer and the less they know about this place the better for me.
In my case there was no need for a stud wall to support a new ceiling, in the thread I posted you should get info about that too. My friend is also keeping the garage door I believe.

Hope this helps!

Best,
Bas
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