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Best way to set up my home studio.

So I´ve been using a part of my house for recording for a while, and now I`m getting new studio furniture (big deep desk) and am building some acoustic panels from rockwool.

I`ve just been using the rom as it is, and am curious about what is the best way to set up a room like this.

The room is 8,2 feet wide and 16 feet long, and one of the walls is broken (as in the roof comes in at a 75 degree angle).

The room is open at the far side as it is part of an open hallway.

I`ve been using it sitting sideways so I could look out the window while working. But now that I`m throwing out every piece of furniture and redecorating I wanted some input from the rest of you slutz.

Would it be better to face towards the "broken" wall ?(Losing at least 3 feet of space so my iMac and the speakers will be free of the askew wall.)
THis seems more right when I look at other home studios. Looks ilke people are always facing the long end of the room. But if I do that I won´t have closed back wall (because the room is part of the hallway.)

So wich way to face?

Is the 8 foot width to short of a distance to the parallel wall?
Also, I have the chimney running through the room form downstairs, so that adds a permanent "beam" in the room.

I`ve included some pictures.
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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4012320/Pictures/IMG_0940.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4012320/Pictures/IMG_0941.jpg


Any input would be welcome.

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So wich way to face?
You should set up so the speakers fire the longer way down the room, and so the front of the room where you listen is symmetrical left and right. More here:

How to set up a room

And opening or "broken wall" behind you is fine and might actually be beneficial.

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hi Stian, You would definitely be better of with your speakers pointing down the long dimension of that room. Right now you are sitting in a very skew position (no early reflection on your left side, very weird reflections from your right and very strong reflection from your rear wall, as it is very close to your mix spot)

Other than that, all standard room treatment rules applies. Create your RFZ, get rid of as much bass and room modes as you can.

Here is some suggestions on what to do in a small room that acts as both CR and TR. This room is not that simular too yours (being a regular, rectangular room), but you might get some ideas on how to proceed, and it might create some specific questions.

Stuck in a really small room.....HELP!!!!!!

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The room is 8,2 feet wide and 16 feet long, and one of the walls is broken (as in the roof comes in at a 75 degree angle).
+3. You definitely don't want to fire across the width if you can help it.
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Thanks to all of you. This was the advice I was looking for.
For now I`ve been using small crappy computer speakers while waiting for new monitors, so I haven`t really had a chance to try how this facing would sound, but It would probably suck with the new monitors.
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