Studio Design with Measurments and sketch
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1st May 2012
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Studio Design with Measurments and sketch

Hi Friends

I'm designing my new studio and i would like some feedback to see if i'm doing correctly.

I've read a lot of info on Gearslutz as usual, so again, thanks.

So the room dimensions are (feet):

L= 9.8 W=8.1 H=7.8

The transparent blue area is a window

Here are the results from REW with only right speaker. (untreated room)



And this is the room with the supposed Treatment



The traps are 4 inches thick , and the wall traps are 2 inches for early reflections.

I hope i posted everything right, if there is any info i should add please let me know.

Thanks again

nic
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I also agree with centering the mix. Just to add, I would make sure you are as close to the front wall as possible to keep you from sitting in the middle of the room (front to back). Most of the time one of the worst spots to sit. Also you really are going to need a lot more trapping in corners to tame things AND I would put THICK broad band bass traps (around 6" with a airgap) and or something tuned (around 70hz) on the back wall. Honestly though due to the size of your room you might just stick with broadband
GIK or Realtraps?

The following is a layout you can go by.
http://www.gikacoustics.com/room_setup.php
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate it

Yes, i will stay as close to the center as possible, the only problem will be the door on the right,

About the bass trappin,

As you say, it will be difficult to make them thicker, due to the size of the room,

I have a wooden trunk, its 32" x 17" x 17", the wood is 1" thick
Can i stuff it with fiber glass and put it on the back wall to catch low freq?

Also i have a typical 2 seat couch that is 51" x 15" x 27" that can be stuffed from the bottom.

Do you think that will work?

Thanks again

Nic
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+1 to everything already stated. More bass traps. Wall Ceiling Corners are just as good as vertical ones.
From the diagram it looks like you could place the desk in the centre of the opposite wall. This would avoid the door entirely.
Trunk no, stuffed couch probably useful.
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Thanks Dan

I didn't choose the other wall because its a window to the street.

It has metal bars for the thievs but i don't want to tempt anyone

Also i think acoustically its better to fire the spakers to the widow, because some waves will go out, right?
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The window could be helpful on the front wall also. No big.
If you need to keep the incoming light stay as you are.
There are higher performing bass traps designs than the simple fibre.
Some of these should do wonders.
My Experiment with a Metal Panel Absorber

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Thanks again

I did read the thread..its fantastic

I have a couple of difficulties for building that trap

Basotec doen't exist here, and PU foam is hard to find and expensive..
Building something that big would take the little space i have left.

So i'll try more traps in corners as you said

I was thinking the trap as a seat also, thats why i asked about the stuffed couch
I have no pics yet , but it looks a lot like this one, maybe mine its bigger and have more area for stuffing
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Couch

What products are available in the Milky Way? Chocolate?

Caruso Isobond seems to be the favoured material.
There are equivalents mentioned in the thread.
Basically Polyester fibre insulation afaik.

I got a carpenter to make a stuff couch way back. Worked well.

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So i did build the traps and followed the advices,

There are 2'x4' (4inch) traps on every corner

on sidewalls 2'x4' (2inch) for first reflections

and a stuffed couch on the back (with 2 2'x4' 2inch fiberglass)

Did de measurments and i'm a bit worried about the peaks on 70 and 150 freq.

Definitely i'm going to bild more of there, but i would like to show you how i'm doing so far.

Any comment is very welcome

The results:


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You just need more trapping in corners. I would also put some thick panels on the back wall.
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Thanks Gleen

Yes thats what im going to do and post the results after that

I have just one more question that i didn't find on websites

Should i measure with the sub?

Or doing separate measures for the sub and for the monitors?
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Should i measure with the sub?

Or doing separate measures for the sub and for the monitors?
I would test with and without to make sure the sub is not the reason for a problem you might see when testing.
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