Howdy gents, I've been renovating a pole barn over the past few years with the thought of turning the loft into primarily a music space. My wonderful, long suffering wife would LOVE to have the drums/amps/mics/cables/monitors out of our bonus room. I reframed the beams and joists to bring them up to code and added an electrical panel, 100amps from the house (yes, I pulled a permit AND passed the inspection). The loft is roughly 980 sq feet 35' by 28', slightly rectangular. I'm going to build knee walls with integrated storage as the roof slopes, probably making the area around 750 sq feet of usable space. I'm at the point of construction that I need to make some decisions around sound proofing AND acoustic properties of the room. The nearest neighbor is about 100 meters away, and a really nice guy but I don't want to be annoying. My friends have loud guitar amps and I beat on the drums like Keith Moon sans talent. Ceiling at peak is about 12', however i'll need insulation and some additional framing. For aesthetic reasons I kinda want to have horizontal wood planks across the ceiling between the roof joists to give it that gnarly barn look. I'm not opposed to gobos when recording but having the space fairly "live" when rehearsing/jamming. I'm not really interested in a separate control room or vocal booth. Flooring will probably be hardwood with some rugs, I imagine this gives me the most flexibility for adjusting the bounce. What about grounding, circuit isolation, strategies to keep the hum down? HVAC is a given, I'll need that and it's in the budget as well as a beer fridge. The most critical of all questions though, is how many lava lamps do I need? What would you do?