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Old 09-20-2017, 12:37 PM   #11
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Default Re: Sound proofing a room

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The cost would be prohibitive ($500ish a month), but I searched around craigslist for a while, and I was lucky enough to come across a band that was offering the ability to share the time in the room there were renting. I jumped on it, and I essentially get to take about 1/4 of the monthly time in the space, and pay 1/4 the cost (~$100 a month).
That's really cool!

Along those lines, music stores (i.e., guitar stores) frequently have small practice rooms where people teach lessons. The teacher gives the store a small part of the fee in exchange for the space. If the store didn't have teachers booking all the available time they might be inclined to let the space out to an individual for practicing.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:49 PM   #12
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Best way is to wear ear plugs that way you can't hear your neighbor!
Only trouble there, you can't hear the cops knocking on your door as a result. I've heard cops get a little peeved when you don't answer the door in a timely manner.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:05 PM   #13
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I live in a loft inside a warehouse that has no noise ordinance technically I have no restriction on how loud I am or when I play. My neighbor is also a musician who runs a plumber business out of his place. Been told he complains about every thing and to ignore him and do as I please. Thanks for the recommendations
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:16 AM   #14
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In that case, if you have the space, build a shed inside your space, atop rubber isolators. Insulate all sides, top and bottom. build a entrance air lock with two doors. The most difficult part will be getting ventilation in and out. If you built chases with insulation, air entry at the top and exhaust of each chase at the bottom, it might be fairly sound resistant, especially coupled with distance form the "sensitive receptor". It also would give you a place to go when he fires up his metal band next door.
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