I will be finishing my basement soon and am concerned about foot noise from upstairs. The noise from people walking is very loud (hardwood and ceramic floors on main floor directly on subfloor).
I was thinking about the whole RISC/hat channel/double dry wall/GG, however my wife wants recessed lights (she hates track lighting).
I know enough to understand that sound can "find" a pinhole, much less 15+ 7inch holes in the ceiling formed by the can lights. Thus, I fear that any kind of sound isolation would be meaningless since the noise will just penetrate via the recessed lights.
I can't run recessed lights in their own soffits so as to isolate the cans from the isolated ceiling because the ceiling height would be made too low.
Am I correct to believe that trying any sort of isolated ceiling construction would be defeated by recessed lights?
Ripping up the floor on the main floor to redo it with isolation between the hardwood and subfloor is not a feasible option (way too expensive).