I have just recently built a project studio in a 2000 sqr/ft lot. The partition wall between my studio and the shop next (I am in a strip mall ) was said to be 14" wide - staggererd studs 5/8 drywall with insulation. To achieve an STC of 55 we built on accordingly. As it turns out the wall between me and the next door is roughly 8" - not on staggered studs but with insulation. My room has 14" high ceilings and I am recording drums in this room. Now problem is since the partition wall is so thin i cannot get away with recording drums during daylight hours - luckily It is only 800hZ and below coming through and not the whole spectrum. My question is - with bass traps or low end absorbers - can I put these in the room and have the low end energy tuned into heat or absorbed to cut down on the boom in the room and keep the spl from building up and going through the partition wall. There for being able to record during the day.