i'll add one more "finished" shot of the iso-booth.
more "finishing" thoughts....
I was pretty nervous / skeptical about isolation results in building a room with 4 windows and a giant sliding glass door. How well could it really perform cutting that many holes in my wall-in-wall system?! would this negate investing in all that green glue, double 5/8" rock, double doors, extra sets of Soundproof Windows (these guys are the greatest btw), those super-fancy Kinetics ceiling hangers at $30+ a pop!? The answer turns out to be a RESOUNDING ( no pun intended) "NO". I have personally stood 3 feet outside the structure while full band practice is happening inside and it sounds no louder than a distant radio. That is to say, you could easily talk (at normal levels) over the top of the resulting escaping sound. There is no way in the world anyone in either of my neighboring houses could hear anything happening in this studio. During my friday night session, while i was pounding out drums trying to get my client's arrangement straight at 10:30PM, i could clearly see my neighbor in his bathrobe walking his dog in his adjacent backyard. The next day i ran into him...
Pete: "Hey Mel! Could you hear us at all last night when you were walking Shasha?"
Mel (The Worlds Greatest Neighbor): "Nope... I could see you guys talking. I could see you playing.. but i couldn't hear anything".
Pete: "Thanks Mel."
So the takeway for building a studio:
Detail AT EVERY STEP matters. A Lot. Caulk it all. Seal it all. stuff backer rod everywhere it will fit. pay attention to your design and do your homework.
it can work!!
more to come...