Hey guys, So I'm thinking of building a large swingable wall to create a 3-walled room/booth that I can potentially treat for recording mostly acoustic guitar.
The current plan is to simply build a 6'wide by 6'-8' tall (havn't decided how tall yet, using standard wall building materials/technique (2x4's or 2x3's, drywall, etc) This new wall will be 3-hinged onto a corner (like a standard door) and will likely be mounted on caster wheels. The plan is then to sound treat the walls (including the new swingable wall)
The reason I am thinking about doing this is because most of my basement studio is carpeted (or has rugs), and I don't really have a dedicated recording area. The large desk in the picture and all the equipment you see really doesn't need to be there, I can move all of it out and mount the TV on the wall it sits in front of. Doing all of that will create a lot of space to record acoustic guitar on the paneled floor and potentially create a better "room-sound" for recording.
I have a bunch of questions though, since I'm not an expert in really ANYTHING when it comes to home recording
1. Most importantly, is this WORTH doing? I know that is a VERY subjective question, but just from an X's and O's of sound perspective, will I have a noticeable increase in natural room reverb, and whatever other benefits I would have by recording in a semi-room vs just recording into open space? Cost isn''t an issue (materials will be about $150 total, not including sound treatment) I just want some opinions on it being worthwhile.
2. What can I, can I not expect to change recording wise if I do this (and do it well)
3. How would I go about sound-treating this new 3-walled booth?
4. Should I just use standard drywall or use a different material for the swingable wall?
5. How tall should the wall be? As tall as possible to reach my ceiling? (8 feet)
Any comments/suggestions you guys can give me will be GREATLY appreciated and I will check on this thread regularly. My dad is coming into town this weekend and I plan on getting started then.