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Help with home studio project
Old 2nd February 2012
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Help with home studio project

Hey guys, i'm totally new to the forums and mixing music in general. I'm having a bit of a hard time setting up my little home studio. I make electronic music and am mixing on a set of yamaha hs80ms. I initially had a dedicated room for mixing but due to reasons I have to make my bedroom a studio as well. I'll upload some pics from different angles and would really appreciate some help. When I first started I bought a large acoustic foam which I have since cut up into smaller pieces and put up around the room. I have yet to buy any diffusers or bass traps. Since the bunk bed takes up a pretty big portion of the room, it leaves the desk at the left corner. I've read this is bad because bass tends to build up in corners. I ran out of foam but I plan on putting some behind the monitors. I'd really appreciate any suggestions or comments on the room layout and placement of bass traps and diffusers. Here are some pics:
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Yeah, read all that stuff ^^^!!!

One other thing... my new favorite word is symmetry. Fixing the symmetry in my own space solved lots and lots of problems I had even before I did any acoustic treatment or other stuff. Try to make your space as symmetrical as possible to start. For example, if possible, put your mix/production setup on the opposite wall from your bed(s) so that the bed(s) aren't acting as absorbers/traps on one side or the other and creating a severe frequency response imbalance between each monitor. Start there and the rest will be easier to deal with.
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