I have a nice big open space in my backyard that is empty except for my mom's failed attempts at gardening, so I was planning on building a sound dampening jam room from the ground up. I am building it with recording in mind, but I don't have the funds for recording equipment, especially after I buy all the materials I need to build a structure AND do some sound dampening. I know a bit about actually building a structure, and I do have some neighbors that know their way around it and can help out. I also know a little bit about sound dampening, and I have plenty of text books about recording studios that have info for me. I should be able to get a fairly decent jam room out of this, seeing as I don't have to work around an existing structure, I can just build everything however big I want, and whatever shape I want, and I can build it from the ground up with sound dampening in mind. I've been told that I will probably end up spending $1000 on just building the structure, and i expect another $700-$1000 for sound dampening materials (I haven't decided what I want to go with yet). So anyone have any advice? Anyone else ever attempted a project like this? Any helpful links? Thanks! PS 16'' x 10'' x 8'' sounds about right. Most materials come precut to those sizes, so that would make it easy on me, and that should give me plent of room for jam area, control room, and storage. I will draw up a plan soon, I need to do more research.