I have a workspace that is essentially an 'alcove' in the basement.
I used the auralex tools on their sites to determine what I would need; however the cost would be $600+.
Now this is just a small project studio, with 3 walls (thus the alcove). I sit at one end, facing the 7ft wall (so open space behind me).
Do I need to get the expensive treatment, or would their 2" studiofoam wedgies be good enough? If i have connections to a company that can make the wedges, is there anything special about them? Or is it just dense foam?
One of the big issues I seem to have is when I play a mix elsewhere, or give it to someone, it sounds 'muffled' and 'low'. My thoughts are because the sound is reflecting off the walls, back to me, that it sounds louder on my end (and certain frequencies are higher too?) so I mix them quieter. Is that the reason?
So how should I go about this? Auralex or the company I know that can make me custom shapes? Do I need to do anything for behind me (ex: hang a heavy blanket as a wall of sorts?). Where do I place the foam on the walls, and bass traps in the corners?
I realize that working in this alcove isn't the best, but it's all I can do atm. So any help would be appreciated