Hello Gearslutz, first post here after having looked at this forum for years
I'm in the middle of building a new production room, i mainly, if not only "just" produce edm music, with few if any vocals and or acoustic instruments, there will be a room for that within the complex, so i decided not to build one!
The new studio complex i am moving to require me to build a room-inside-a-room due to neighbors, which is really exciting to me as i get to build something new
However, my experience when it comes to acoustics is fairly limited, i got some bass traps and such from my old studio, but i think i want to start all over from scratch!
So, here's some questions i have regarding this.
The room will be about 3m W, 5m L and 3m T which gives me about 45 square meters of air, and 15 square meters of floor
I'll build about 10 bass traps, one for each corner behind the monitors, top top bottom, one skyline cloud, 2 straight behind the monitors as well as 1 on each side to the left - right of the monitors.
Here's a very basic scetch, i'm sorry for not taking more time to make a visually appealing one! Black = Walls, Diffusior, Door Red = Basstraps Orange, foam inside walls Cyan = Sweetspot Blue = production desk Green = Cloud basstrap Yellow lines = Monitors Brown = Couch Pink = Movable DJ Booth
My questions are
1. Are the bass traps position good or bad, from what i've read i understand this is "optimal"
2. Do i need more than one "cloud"
3. Is a whole wall of diffusion a good idea? Or would just a few, let's say two 1x1 meter diffusions be enough?
4. How far would i want to keep the monitors from the back wall for great performance? (genelec 8040 & krk 8)
5. Would the couch do more good than bad?
6 Do i need bass traps at the rear wall?
7. what do i need to think about when building the room it self? i heard 50 cm between the inner and outer wall is great!
8. do i need to make the room "float" on a thin layer of oil, or other liquid,
9 would it be better to build a asymetrical room, or would a symetrical room do good. If a asymetrical room is better, how much better as in is it worth it?
While i do want it all to sound as good as possible, optimal 100% perfect conditions are not required, i'll rather spend my time finishing tracks vs chasing the perfect sound, i travel a lot as an artist, so this wont be my every day work place either, all i really need is the sound to be as honest as it can be within reasonable parameters.
Suggestions are very welcome, i understand this is all very unclear. so i ask for your understanding, also. i understand all this info is googlable, and belive me i tried. But it's just WAY to much info out there, and a lot of it differ.
This thread will be updated with pics as i start building
Thank you all so much in advance