Another cramped bedroom
Old 19th December 2012
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Another cramped bedroom

I'm using my bedroom as a control room. I track in there sometimes too, but I usually try to do that in the living room because it's a lot bigger. All I have is a sketch right now, but I'll post some pictures up once I replace the light bulbs in the room.

I live in an apartment, so even drilling into the walls is a stretch, although I don't mind just patching up some holes and painting before I leave.

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Known issues:
- Wall A: The 2nd biggest issue with the room. (Biggest issue is space) It has a giant window. 5'5"Hx5'9"Wx6.5"D. The window isn't sealed properly either.
- Furniture pieces 1-3 are for the standing "workstation". 3 is an 8u rack on top of a metal shelving unit. 2 is an ikea bedroom table attached to an ikea coffee table. 1 is a cubic organizer type deal that my MIDI controller sits on top of.
- Furniture pieces 4 and 5 don't really matter and can easily be put out in the living room
- Furniture piece 6 is a table that my TV(which I use as a monitor) sits on top of.
- Bedroom door is, of course, thin and has big air gaps
- the Roland e-drum kit takes up quite a bit of space.
- Monitors have been measured to place, but I don't mind re-arranging stuff

I have wall hangers for my stringed instruments(4, while 3 stay in cases), but also don't mind moving those.


I have 8 GIK bass traps and a Primacoustic London 12 kit(8 2" thick broadband panels, 2 wider 2" broadband panels, and 12 1" thick scatter panels). I want to build stands for the bass traps and broadband panels to use as a sort of gobo for when I need to track in the living room. Once I get more money and free time, I'm going to build a few more bass traps and a gobo or two.
Old 19th December 2012
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Old 19th December 2012
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I would move as close the front wall as you can. You can use the following as a guide for set up. Basically straddle the 244s in corners.
The Basics of Room Acoustics: Bass Traps, Diffusion, Panels - GIK Acoustics
I would not worry about the window nor the gaps in the door.
My original plan was to just take the corners with 244s, the area behind me with a 244 and the 2 bigger primacoustic panels and take care of first reflection points with the rest of primacoustic stuff. I was considering using a 244 surrounded by the smaller primacoustic broadband panels for the cloud. The only problem with that would be hanging all of that up there. Building a frame for it all seems like the simplest way to do it.
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I don't know much about there product but if broad band then it should be fine.
Old 22nd December 2012
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Got some photos. Taken by my laptop because my phone was lost in a christmas wrapping pit of doom.


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Back wall

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Back wall plans. Some of those small squares will probably end up going on the door, but the panels are small enough to be held up by those 3m command poster/frame adhesive things. The panels in the 2 top corners are 2'x4'x2" and will be placed horizontally. I attached a little mounting system for the back 3 bass traps, so that they are mic stand mountable.

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Front wall. Will stay the same sans the addition of a bass trap in the middle of the top corner

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A rough sketch of what is going to be on the the side first reflections

The ceiling cloud will probably be the same, but all in series instead of staggered.


Getting ready to head out of state to visit family for the holidays, so I haven't been able to test out various placements and take measurements and all that. This is all just guesstimation at this stage.
Old 22nd December 2012
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Are those speakers as high as they look in the picture?
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Are those speakers as high as they look in the picture?
They look higher than they are, although they are higher than average because I prefer to do things standing. All of my furniture just happens to be kind of short.
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Please, some measurement, before and after.
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They look higher than they are, although they are higher than average because I prefer to do things standing. All of my furniture just happens to be kind of short.
In that case, things are looking pretty good!

Measurements will certainly be helpful when figuring out best positions. The nice thing about sketching though is the more you draw it up, the better it gets in your head - even if things end up being a little different.
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