Help with sound dampening??.....

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  1. Brent_j

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    I currently live in a duplex while my home is being built. I have a shared wall with my neighbor, I have thought about putting some heavy felt sheets all around my room to acoustically dampen the sound..... does anyone have any other suggestions on this?

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    Brent

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    well how much dampening do you want or need. You can sound proof that wall by putting up a false wall in front of it and filling it with insulation. bookcases help some with deflection. It really depends on how much work you want to do and how much you are allowed to do.
     
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    Brent,

    You’re looking for soundproofing, not sound dampening. Dampening is an acoustical treatment. It improves sound quality by reducing reflections. Soundproofing is reducing the passage of sound from one area to another. It’ll take a lot more than heavy fabrics to do that. In studios, for instance, they accomplish soundproofing by building walls more than twice as thick as normal with double sheetrock on both sides, etc. You can read more about it here.

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    I'd listen to the movie soundtracks at a lower level until you house is complete. Soundproofing can be a major undertaking, likely more than you are going to want to deal with in the short term.
     
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    Tim is right.
    I have done quite a bit of work in the studio and concur that this can be VERY expensive.
     

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