I have a 23 x 23 x 7 ½ foot cement basement. I am finishing it for the purposes of creation station and music room. All outside walls (those nearest the foundation) and I have no intent of a control room or booths…that’s not in the program. I just need a welcoming and warm room (it’s cold in the Northeast). I am doing this myself on a budget: framing, insulation, and drywall for the walls. Insulation is installed in the rafters and suspended ceiling on the way. I currently have an issue with family walking on the hardwood floor above – they are all heel walkers (thump, thump, thump). I believe the drop ceiling will help with this. My question is regarding the walls. Typical installation is 2x4 floor plates in the cement, and 2x4 top plates fastened to the joists. I believe that the vibrations from above would move to the walls via the top plate/studs/drywall - as well my sound moving up. I would think that when the vibrations get to the cement, they pretty much stop in their tracks. I looked at Resilient Sound Clips, and that puts me over budget. So would it make sense to somehow connect the top plate directly to the foundation and not the joists? Perhaps some sort of hanger that secures to the foundation wall and sticks out 4 inches to support the top plate? Imagine a shelf hanger for a wall. In theory, the top plate doesn’t offer support, it’s only secures lateral movement. Or are the other cost effective ideas? Thanks!