From: Dan Nelson <dprimary@x??????xxxxx.xxxx
Date: Mon Oct 25, 1999 5:59 am
Subject: Re: Re: resilient channels vs. framed out ceiling
Since the sound going through the ceiling tends to propagate up you can get
away with RC, If you do, I would put up a few layers of drywall before
installing the RC and the 2 layers of drywall. RC is only rated to support two
layers of 5/8 drywall. However you might have a problem at the wall-ceiling
joint and it might reduce the the effectiveness of the floating walls. Since the
wall will now have two points of contact with the outer structure even if they
are both designed to decouple. I would build it as soundproof as you can
afford. I've never heard anyone complain their studio was too soundproof, most
wish they had done a little more.
Have you had any luck finding a contractor? If you can't find a studio
contractor, you might look framers and drywallers that do major commercial
building (not just light tenant improvements) they should have experience
framing odd angles, curves, soffits, ect.