Hi I am in the process of designing my control room, a room with in a room hopefully all decoupled.
I have some knowledge of acoustics and general idea of studio design from past experience and lots of research, I am not an expert all though I have spoken to a few experts in the past I don’t feel phased by what they say. Just to give you an idea of where I am at.
Armed with all the above I am in the process of designing my room .
I thought I would post my design so far to get some feed back
I have come up with the design so far based on the available space and best ratios for a control room, I want a control room and a live room to use for recoding bands and mixing to a professional standard.
I am at the stage of deciding weather I want straight walls or should angle them so as not to have equal and opposite, should I slope the ceiling.
I was looking at room modes I came a cross a very interesting webpage (http://www.bobgolds.com/Mode/RoomModes.htm
) where you enter your dimensions and it displays all the modes and so on, I adjusted my walls to meet one of the ideal ratios.
A few questions I have should I be using the new dimensions for the control room or the existing ones to decide what’s going on in terms of room modes, I have read on the net to use for example the floor above height and not the ceiling height and the existing walls and not the new room dimensions, I don’t thing that makes any sense in my case .
The diagram shows the room and the new design
I should mention I am in the basement and the floor above is not concrete its floorboards, I have posted the layout of the basement so you can see where I am in relation to everyone else, I know this makes a lot of difference as to how sound waves may return into the room
Any suggestions with a very brief as to why would be appreciated
I will be posting pictures of the room and progress it’s a long project I think my be 6 month to year depending on budget and other work commitments, I am based in the UK East London.