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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:58 pm 
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I will soon build a house and thought I'd do something like this to indulge this hobby. It's most probably overkill since no one else but my immediate family and the AGF will ever hear my recordings. Nevertheless, I'd like to have my own quiet space. It will be the tracking and mixing room but will not function as a bedroom or anything else. It will also be on the second floor so will have to do something similar to the floor.

Is this close to the target or is it way off? Any other items I need to consider? Green glue?

Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:01 am 
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Welcome to the forum!

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I will soon build a house

You can save yourself a lot of time by building the house knowing what your end goal is. The key is to plan as much as possible BEFORE you start the house build. Specifically this such as:

- size of the room, specifically the height
- location of mechanical items such as gas lines, plumbing, electrical, etc
- surface density of sheathing (sheathing the areas around your room during the house build will save you the time and effort of "beefing up" the sheathing later on.
- weight restrictions -- if you're building upstairs, you will have to talk to a structural engineer to make sure that your floor joists and everything below it can handle the weight of the room
- sub panel with isolated grounds up to your room
- plan out your HVAC and run anything extra while roughing in your house (extra power for a mini split) and where you will put silencer boxes

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Nevertheless, I'd like to have my own quiet space.

"Quiet" = isolation. Isolation = a lot of planning and effort/money.

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It will also be on the second floor so will have to do something similar to the floor.

If you can move it to the basement/main floor (whichever is lowest in your house), you will save yourself a lot of hassle and money.

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Is this close to the target or is it way off? Any other items I need to consider? Green glue?

It sounds like you know what you want. But there is a lot of planning and designing to do before you start building your house. Green Glue helps, no doubt, but you need to figure out how much isolation you need. How big of room(s) do you want? What are you recording there? How close is your property line? Do you want a room to just sound good or do you actually need isolation so that outside sounds don't interfere with your recordings? Maybe you're concerned about people hearing your loud instruments? Do you want a single room just to mix in? Or do you want a designated room for recording instruments? Maybe you want one large room that doubles as a mixing and tracking room? You didn't include any of this information in your post.

I look forward to your response!

Greg

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