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post #1 of 7 Old 02-13-2011, 11:53 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello All

I live in an apartment, and understand all about acoustics, flanking, deadneing etc. I do not have a sub but the wall that separates me and my neighbor isnt really a wall.

My walls are all plain. I do not have any decorations on them.

I'd like to line each one of my walls with 2-4" Foam-Like 8ft pannels (it could be cork, foam, any material). The goal is to help reduce the sound transmition to my neighbors). I do not have a sub and am not worrying about heavy sound deadening.

What are my "DYI" options with minimal construction experience?

It is an apartment. What can I buy?

Or am I limited to Acousitc Pannels at $50 each?
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You won't reduce sound transmission by adding some foam to the walls. You need mass to absorb sound (like drywall, several layers of it). I'm afraid without the mass, you're out of luck.

I'm surprised you said you "understand all about acoustics..." when you're trying to reduce sound transmission with foam. No offense, but I haven't run across a single respectable acoustics expert yet that advises that method.

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Invest an hour reading some of the key articles at soundproofingcompany.com
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but the wall that separates me and my neighbor isnt really a wall.

I think your first step is to build a real wall.
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Thanks. Maybe i'm over simplifying - but the scenario is this

-Neighbor can hear faint noises if I go loud
- I added a rubber lined carpet across the wall
- Neighbor said things are 75% better
- Rug is ugly (and smells). would like to replace it with something else.

We've already found a solution - but would like to make it cleaner.

Does this help?
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Cheapest option.....laminate existing drywall wall with 2 layers of 5/8 drywall fastened with green glue. Tape, mudd, sand, paint......viola!
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Cheapest option.....laminate existing drywall wall with 2 layers of 5/8 drywall fastened with green glue. Tape, mudd, sand, paint......viola!


Agreed 100%. Rigid fiberglass is not going to sound proof. If you want to go the extra mile then look into the following book on building.
http://amazon.com/Home-Recording.../dp/1598630342

Glenn Kuras
GIK Acoustics

http://gikacoustics.com

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