With this topic, I wanted to share some tips about how I'm acoustically correcting my home studio, in the most cheaper and non-destructive way possible.
I also have some questions, and I would like any help you might give.
Although I don't have any "professional" studio treatment, I've manage to get a nice sounding room. Luckily it's not a small room (which would be acoustically harder to control) and I have extra space to put some stuff, and use it to control that awful "naked wall" sound - flutter echoes and crazy low frequencies.
I've study acoustics and room treatment in school years ago, and recently recycled all that knowledge (and also cleared some audio myths).
I don't want to ruin the walls or ceiling, unless I really have to. I didn't buy any "professional" studio treatment, because there are alternatives. I'm willing to buy some non-expensive stuff if REALLY needed. If it's too expensive, I prefer to study how it's done, and make a home-made version, adapted to my room.
I'm controlling the room with:
- 6 Mattresses (on top of seats)
- 3 shelves filled with books ("organized" in random order). On top of these shelves there are big boxes, near the ceiling, to cover the naked wall.
- 2 curtains.
- 1 big carpet on the floor. Needs more little ones, to cover the floor almost entirely.
- A big (painted and good looking) sheet covering the wall in front of me, behind the speakers, covering the wall from top to botom - TO DO
- The ceiling is naked.
I have Alesis M1 Active Mk2 monitors for many years, and I know them very well and listened then on very different environments.
As you can see in the first photo, I've covered one of the holes of the monitors, to remove some extra bass. With these close-field monitors well positioned, I can get a great sound know.
But, as you can see in the second photo, the upper corners of the room are naked.
Would it be better to treat the room corners and uncover the monitors holes?
Any suggestion on how to do it, and what to use?
Or it would be better to leave this as it is, and don't uncover the monitors holes?
I would like to enjoy the full bass of these monitors again, without them dancing around the room...
Thank you for all your time and help!