I'm in a Band in St. Louis MO. naturally the only place the band can practice is where the drum set is. So the drummers house is usually being used. I'm the Drummer and we practice every Sun. out of my Grandmothers Basement... It's unfinished and is vary big, so the sound has always been a problem. I Used egg cartons. Surprizingly they do make a diffrence. I suggest putting them on the door like Green Day (the band) did. Write back with info.