Hey guys! I'm a new user here, I'll get right to the point, I'm living with my parents still and I need to soundproof my bedroom for my home studio. I'm not trying to completely isolate my room my goal isn't to have an amp turned up to 11 at 6am. I need some advice with methods to make my room sonically optimal for recording what i do primarily; guitar and vocals, bass included. Room's too small for drums. I don't fully know the applications of absorption materials, barrier materials, isolation materials, etc.. I don't have the option of covering my walls entirely with foam, but i've been to studios where they have small pieces "strategically placed" in patterns on the wall, only covering about 30-40% of the wall surface. Does that sound better? Is it a step down from total foam-age? My floors are wood, but I have an area rug. I also have a couple windows and a ceiling fan. All of these things have given me trouble at one point or another while recording. Keep in mind I'm in college, drive a car, and have expensive car insurance so money is a huge factor. Some people say blankets if they're layered or placed correctly, others swear by insulation which makes no sense to me. If there's a thread similar to this, I apologize. I hate coming into old threads with a new post that doesn't always get me a good answer (Sorry, bad flashbacks of the Ultimate-Guitar Community) I'm in no real rush, but any words you may have are appreciated. Thanks for taking the time.