There is a difference in "sound proofing" a room ? I guess what I am asking is there is two different concepts and goals right ? One goal would be to treat the room so that it may be the best possible sound quality- That means absorbing unwanted sound, making the room quiet, and such room treatments as sound absorbing panels, base traps, corner traps, room tuning etc... The second goal would be sound proofing in the sense you want to keep the noise in the theater from bothering anyone outside the theater. These are different right ??
I'm building a theater (new construction, bonus room over garage ) and I don't really care much about keeping sound inside the theater because it's not going to bother anyone. My neighbors are not close outside, and the bedrooms and living room are on the other side of the house. "Sound Proofing" to keep the noise the theater makes means nothing to me at all. It's simply not important.
Designing the room to perform well, sound great, and give an amazing theater experience is highly important to me. It's "Sound Proofing" in this area I'd like to concern myself with.
My question is- Is there a major difference between them? Any difference in products, techniques or design that would lend more to one goal or the other? Or is it one size shoe fits all- and what is good for goal #1 is also good for goal #2 ?
If I was building on the second floor (not basement) above a garage- what's the general best practice or advise how to attack it with moderate middle class working budget ?
"Too much is almost enough. Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards."