Soundproofing a room is very important for the kind of people drummers are. They are loud, not by choice, but by the forces of destiny and it is not the fault of drummers that their neighbours have ears that are unusually sensitive…
There are a number of low budget but effective remedies for drummers to soundproof a room. One way is through egg cartons affixed to the walls. The egg cartons absorb the noise and prevent it from spilling into surrounding areas.
Another way is to affix foam to the walls.
The minimum you can do is to make a sealed door with padding around the door and the door itself. This is only effective if the walls are at least made of brick.
Due to the placement of certain rooms, there is little you can do if your drum kit is in a room that shares walls with neighbours or other occupants in the house. The ideal place is a basement room or a separate room with no shared walls that might affect other people.
Below are some suggestions and readings that I think would benefit a drummer wanting to soundproof a room.
This site shows how a drummer might consider a mobile studio
This video shows how to build an acoustic isolator wall
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