Congrats! I hope we get a lot of your beautiful music out of this room:)
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> Problem is, the room is rather horrible acoustically. As this is the room
> - The room is roughly 3.60m wide, 3.40m long and 2.50m high. I think at
Plus always keep everything nice and symmetric.
Also I would recommend to measure the room to see what problems you're
dealing with. http://www.roomeqwizard.com/ is available for Linux AFAIK.
- My mixing position/monitors is in the middle of the front wall. I sit
> - My monitors are small, a set of Adam A3X (so 3" elements I guess). It
> - I am not terribly dependent on mixing at high volumes, if that matters.
> - I also have a fairly large carpet on the floor in the middle of the
> But, before I start anything, I'd very much like input from people who
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I recently moved to a new flat, and I'=
;ve just got my studio properly setup in one of the rooms. Congrats! I h=
ope we get a lot of your beautiful music out of this room:)
Problem is, the room =
is rather horrible acoustically. As this is the room I've got to play w=
ith, I'm going to have to make the best of it acoustically.
So, my question is about DIY acoustic absorbers. I'm most likely lo=
oking to build absorbers both for mid/hi-end (I'm thinking the classica=
l rock wool ones you place spaced out a bit form the walls) and for the low=
er end, but I am very much open for suggestions. Here's some specs of m=
- The room is roughly 3.60m wide, 3.40m long and 2.50m high. I th=
ink at least one wall is concrete.<=
/div>As first step I would consider to mix fa=
cing the narrow side of the room
always keep everything nice and symmetric.Also I would reco=
mmend to measure the room to see what problems you're dealing with. http://www.roomeqwi=
zard.com/ is available for Linux AFAIK.
- My =
mixing position/monitors is in the middle of the front wall. I sit about 1.=
20m out from the wall.
Have you =
heard about the 38% rule? If not read up on this http://realtraps.com/art_room-s=
etup.htm, also covers early reflection points.
- My monitors are small, a set of Adam A3X (so 3" elements I gue=
ss). It basically gives very low bass response, so I can hear fairly OK dow=
n to about 80hz, rapidly declining down to 60hz where there's nothing l=
Less low energy=
buildup, but as you mentioned you won't know whats down there so I wou=
ld recommend you to treat for lower frequencies in case you upgrade your sp=
eakers in the future.
- I am not terribly dependent on mixing at high volumes, if that=
matters a bit as there is less energy to be absorbed, but again I would tr=
eat properly just in case you want to listen with higher SPL's, so it d=
oesn't totally change the EQ of your mix (anyway it will change with so=
und pressure level because of equal loudness contour)
What I currently have is:- =
Two large bookshelves along the wall right behind my mixing position acting=
as diffusors. These go almost all the way up to the ceiling, and has stuff=
unevenly stacked at different heights/positions in the bookshelf. They cov=
er 1.60m in the middle of the back wall.
I've got good experience with=
bookshelves in homestudios, given they aren't to close behind the list=
- I also have a fairly large carpet on the floor in the middle of the room.=
It probably doesn't do that much, but maybe it does a little.It does a little in preventing f=
lutter echo of high frequencies.
My question then is; are there any e=
ffective ways of acoustically treating this room? Of course, given the topi=
c of the e-mail, I'm very much willing to do my own DIY solutions, if t=
hat's a viable option. What I have been thinking is doing what I mentio=
n above; classical absorber "panels", and bass traps.
I would treat the corners and ear=
ly reflection points first.In a homestudio of a friend we fi=
lled the corners with rockwool made a wooden frame and covered them with fa=
Early reflection points can be treated with 10-15cm thick "=
classical absorber panels".For our live room we've =
done something else, we made wooden slat covered frames and filled the cavi=
ty with rockwool .
I like what it does to the room as it doesn't make it dead b=
ut tames the response quite nicely.
But, before I start anything, I'd very much like input from p=
eople who actually know what they're talking about (I'm looking at =
you on this list ;) ). So, does anyone have thoughts/suggestions for me? An=
y recommended way of doing this?
Thank you very much for any help and any replies!Best of luck!<=