I'm in the process of turning a double garage into a studio. The dimensions are 9x7m.
After doing some research on treating rooms, I have come to some decisions that I would like to share. I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions.
I intend to turn this double garage into a single control room. I don't do much recording apart from vocals and some guitars, so I don't require an additional live room.
First up I intend to get a carpenter in to whip a frame to install some insulation hang some dry wall, followed by laying down some floorboards. I'm thinking of using tiles for the ceiling (those foam-like tiles that I do not know the name of), in hopes that they will absorb enough of the sound and reflections. http://blog.mixonline.com/briefingro...ston_sound.JPG
Something like that is used in this picture, I was hoping that someone here could help me identify what type of ceiling tiles these are, and where I could get my hands on them.
Secondly, I plan to have a decent sized rug in the room. The rug would be about 2/3 of the room size and would be positioned on the opposite side of the mixing position.
I plan to have the back two wall corners in a 45 degree angle (like a hexagon shape).
Bass traps in all corners.
From there I'm a little bit confused on what I'll need, or if any of my previous ideas conflict. It's not that I haven't done a decent amount of research, I just need advice from someone with experience.
Things that I am not sure of are
- absorption panels on the side walls and/or the wall behind the monitors.
- a section of diffuser panels along one of the side walls or the wall behind monitors, or none.
I'd appreciate any input and help on getting this room sounding sweet!
I should mention that one end of this room will also be used as a small living-area. So a couple couches would be filling the empty space of this big room.