Will be pimping out my studio next week with a bunch of Basotect corner bass traps and acoustic panels, and in the process i'm also pondering about placement of stuff in my studio. Apologies if this kind of thread has been done to death, I just haven't been able to find someone else who's had this exact kinda situation, as the room has a quite awkward layout. I'm not asking for a complete solution here, just a few pointers on what I have planned. If anyone is able to give some advice here I would greatly appreciate it
Here's the details of my current arrangement:
Room size: 20m^2
The room has two concrete support pillars. I've been trying to keep with the "lengthways" approach of having the speakers face the furthest opposite wall, but feel like that might not be the best approach because of the pillars and windows. Also, the bottom wall (in the diagram) is carpeted with a thin layer of fabric (came that way when I got the studio)
Basically, I feel like it might be better to do away with the lengthways approach for this particular room, as below:
Feel this would be better because overall sound would be more balanced and symmetrical (i.e. with pillar placement, couches, and carpeted wall behind rather than on one side.) I don't feel the windows on one side would be too much of a problem, as I'd have panels at the reflection points.
Ultimately, the two questions I wanted to ask are:
a) is it worth making this layout change, or are the different dimensions going to cause more chaos than good?
b) how would you guys go about bass trapping in the corners with the pillars? My initial thought would be to go from the pillar to the top wall (green lines in the diagram.)
In case it's of any use, the kit i'm using consists of:
4x corner bass traps 1100mm x 420 x 420mm
6x wall absorber panels 1000mm x 500 x 70mm
If anyone has any suggestions here I'd love to hear em!