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Best Alternative to Treating Walls in Small Project Studio Within Studio Complex?
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Best Alternative to Treating Walls in Small Project Studio Within Studio Complex?

Hey y'all,

Got a bit of a weird situation here. I'm located in Brooklyn, and I just moved my stuff into an 115 SF rectangle room in a studio complex here, mostly filled with art studios and small businesses. The price per square foot was good, and I really didn't have much better options in a city where it's hard to find a good quiet space, so this is what I got.

Well, I found out that the walls have absolutely no insulation within them. Between rooms it's an empty shell of a wall. My neighbors are all creatives, either in art or video production, so they are all rather quiet, but my main concern is that I will be too loud for them. My goal is to keep as much sound in as I can. I understand that the best possible solution for keeping sound in and keeping sound out is a room within a room construction, but I just don't have that kind of space.

So, I'm looking for a next-best solution. I thought about making a bunch of acoustic panels with rockwool and fabric. Does anyone have any ideas on how I might be able to slightly reduce outgoing noise/incoming noise? I know that without isolation between walls it is near impossible. Just looking for ideas. Thanks.
Old 1 week ago
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If you covered 100% of the surface area 1 foot thick with just rockwool, fiberglass, etc, you would only get around 3-6db reduction in noise.
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