Originally Posted by gainstages
if putting in a false wall won't work, consider purchasing or making some baffles/gobos to use when mixing, that you can also move around to whereever needed when tracking. This way you could create an environment that is better suited to mixing, but then move them out of the way when done, and not use up a lot of room with a false wall.
Something like the attack wall from ASC is probably more than you'd like to spend. however, purchasing a couple of 4" or 6" thick Panels from GIK and putting them on stands angled to the left and right of you would be a nice way to make a big improvement for minimal cash.
what's your plan for the drum room? it's not a very big space, so it's probably best to keep it pretty dry. I'd probably use a little diffusion in the room though, in order to help keep it from completely sucking the life out of everything. if you have a wood floor, go completely soft on the ceiling - lots of absorption. spread a combination of absorption and diffusion around the walls, and maybe a little diffusion on the ceiling. Some people say that difusion in such a smll room is pointless, but i personally still feel that it helps keep a more natural, but still very controlled, sound.
I like the idea of using something portable. What I can't show on the graphic is that there is an attic opening I'll have to close. This is the reason for the angled wall being where it is in the room as there will be doors closing up the attic space in the control room just to that side of the wall. I think the false wall is a doable thing and the storage will be nice. I also might put my computer box behind the false wall to keep down noise.
Currently there is just concrete slab out there. I was planning on prefab hardwoods unless someone had another opinion. I honestly, had not though about the ceiling. It is a 9ft ceiling and is currently sheet rock...