Room Treatment with drawing
Old 25th September 2011
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Room Treatment with drawing

Hi all,

I've seen folks post their room dimensions and layout here to get feedback on bass trap placement. Hope it's OK for me to do the same. I had to include my layout as an attachment to this post since I'm not sure how to get it into the body of the post.

Basically my studio is 11.5 by 12.5 feet with a height of 12.5 feet. I can't afford to have bass traps in all eight corners. I'm thinking maybe the 4 floor corners. I have an e-drum set in the room and a mic stand facing a carpeted corner (the mic stand is a portable "booth" attached to it. The sound works well for me I find. But maybe I'm just not aware enough of bass problems with it since it faces a corner.

There are three doors in the room, one of which is always closed. The other two are covered by sound-absorbing curtains and closed of course when I'm working. The windows face another room so are not open to the street. Sound proofing is OK enough for me. The issue is room treatment for mixing.

I'll run a diagnostic but would love to hear feedback from folks who are more experienced with this kind of thing. I've never tried to treat a room before.

Thanks.

Hugh
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Old 25th September 2011
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Update

I haven't run a diagnostic yet because I'm still moving some furniture out of the room and the DAW/desk isn't yet placed where the drawing indicates.
Old 27th September 2011
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Old 27th September 2011
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Your room is basically a cube! (i'd assume much worse than a square, which is pretty bad acoustically!)

You're going to need significant bass absorption in there.

The most significant problem modes will be in the 49hz to 118hz area
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Your room is basically a cube! (i'd assume much worse than a square, which is pretty bad acoustically!)

You're going to need significant bass absorption in there.

The most significant problem modes will be in the 49hz to 118hz area
Old 27th September 2011
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A cube. Yes. With Borg nodes popping up everywhere.

Thanks for the very helpful responses. This is a real learning curve for me. I much appreciate your input and will dig into the links.

All the best,

Hugh
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