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Postby Iain Sanderson » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:51 am

Hey all, am new on here, but been lurking for the last few months picking up all kind of usefull info, so cheers for that

basically ive had a small unit in manchester for a few years and we are now upgrading to a bigger studio about 21ft by 10ft so we got room to construct a small liveroom for drum kits and whatever else we can squeeze in. Now we need to construct a soundproof partition wall about half way down the room to split it into live room and control room. any thoughts on the best way to do this?? at the moment all the walls are soundproofed and the floor is a nice laminate wooden floor, the ceiling has had a false roof fitted as the room is 13ft high but the false roof brings it to about 8ft. we need to build a door and window into this partition and we are trying to work out the best materials etc to use, we are on a limited budget so cost saving advice appreciated as well
thanks for your time fellas
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Re: Studio design

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:15 pm

Isolation requires mass, so the best option would be brick or breeze block walls with layers of platerboard/greenglue etc. You'll also need to be careful to deal with any flanking paths through the floor or ceiling void. For a live room to record drums it might also be a good idea to open up that 13ft roof space!

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Re: Studio design

Postby James Perrett » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:04 pm

To avoid flanking issues you don't want a partition - you need to remodel you soundproofing so that you have 2 separate soundproof rooms rather than a single room. This will involve removing the soundproof walls where you want the partition to be and building 2 new walls to break the one room into two.

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