Help needed with control room treatment
Old 5th December 2012
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Help needed with control room treatment

So, i got very small room for mixing and would like to make it more eligible for mixing.

I'm looking for suggestions about, where and what I should use in this room.

Unfortunately, I can't do audio measurements.

Here is the picture to show how my room looks more or less.

Old 5th December 2012
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You´re probably be better of facing the window. Why can you not make measurements?
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thanks a lot for this info Glenn!

I've never done measurements, so this is pretty much why I can't haha

the desktop>to>window position is pretty problematic, cause the room is so small, so the couch can't fit in other position than along the longest wall
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Ok, so can you perhaps at least center the setup facing the opposite wall? Symmetry is good, especially if you cannot treat properly.

Making measurements is not very hard and there´s plenty of threads covering the topic.
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thanks a lot for this info Glenn!

I've never done measurements, so this is pretty much why I can't haha
It is not the end of the world if you can't but take a look at this free program.
Room EQ Wizard Tutorial - GIK Acoustics

The main thing is to treat the room which you are interested in doing so you are AHEAD of most people already.
Old 6th December 2012
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yes, symetry is very good

I got second studio (much bigger, with separate studio and control room, and couple of good mic, RME Octamic II preamps, etc) which we treated with a lot of absorbers/diffusers/bass traps. we have good symetry and acoustics in there, but the studio is 20 miles away, so I'm doing only recording sessions in the studio. most of time im doing mixes/edit,etc in my home where I have Apogee Duet 2.

it would be great to treat my room for mixes so I could work in 2 places with good acoustics.

in the studio we got about 1,2m x 1,7m diffuser on the oposite wall (behind my back when im sitting on chair)

do You guys think that diffuser in my small room will be necessary? im pretty sure that word "standing wave" in my small room is common ;-)
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You could use diffusion in this room but it would not be my main focus. Your room is going to mostly have low end problems and for that you NEED bass trapping and a lot of it. If you want to retain as much of the upper energy is the room (diffuse/scatter) then I would look at using thick broad band bass trapping with a slat (scatter) design on the front. You can also look at something tuned to compliment the plan.
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should I put bass traps on corners? how to deal with the corners?
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should I put bass traps on corners? how to deal with the corners?
yes

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You can use the following as a guide for placement.
The Basics of Room Acoustics: Bass Traps, Diffusion, Panels - GIK Acoustics
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