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majesticmooses 8th June 2020 06:27 PM

Weird shaped bedroom studio panel placement (with pics)
 
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Hi there

This is my first post on this forums, but I've been lurking here for the past month and found out a lot from you guys, so thank you!

I did a lot of research on what sound panels to build, and after struggling to find OC 703 in Canada, I settled on Rockwool Safe n' Sound. I used the acousticmodelling.com website to decide what depth I want to make. I decided on 8 panels: 2'x4' with 6" depth (2 stacked batts of Safe n' Sound).

I have a weird shaped room. I think I've come as far as I can without asking for help, and I am wondering if someone can help me decide placement of the panels. I have attached pictures of the room that I modeled, as well as pics of the panels. I can provide specific measurements if needed.

I will be using the room to record my drum kit mostly. It is set up in the corner with the raised ceiling. Also the chick. (refer to pics)

I have 2 ideas currently for the 8 panels:
1) Hang two horizontally above the drum kit with lots of space between the panel and ceiling, two beside drum kit on Wall A. Put two on Wall B. Put two on Wall C.

2) Hang two horizontally above the drum kit with lots of space between the panel and ceiling, Put two on Wall B. Put four on Wall C.

I will be leaving 6" of space behind each panel.

What do you think?

My only other questions are:
Would I be able to get away with using 6 instead of 8? Thinking of selling two to recoup costs.
In case of 6, what setup would you recommend?

Thank you very much for your help!

Edit: Measurements:
Wall A: 7.2'x 9.5'
Wall B: 12.1' x 8'
Wall C: 3.8' x 8'

johannburkard 10th June 2020 11:57 PM

I think for a recording room, anything goes. I would still measure the room to see how well I have the room modes that are relevant for drums under control.

Once the room is relatively flat and decay times even, you can decide where to go from there. For a small recording room, maybe a lot of diffusion?

majesticmooses 13th June 2020 04:03 AM

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Originally Posted by johannburkard (Post 14792974)
I would still measure the room to see how well I have the room modes that are relevant for drums under control.

Sorry I'm having trouble understanding what you meant by this?

majesticmooses 13th June 2020 04:04 AM

Oh I think I get it. Could you point me in the direction of figuring out the modes from a room like this? Or ones that matter for drums? Thank you for your response!

johannburkard 13th June 2020 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by majesticmooses (Post 14797578)
Sorry I'm having trouble understanding what you meant by this?

You said you want to record your drums in this room. Your bassdrum (and floor tom) will have a very low fundamental, probably in the 60-80 Hz range. If you know that frequency, you can use REW to measure how that frequency decays in the room as opposed to other frequencies.

When treating spaces, among other things, you want decay times to be as flat as possible with no frequencies sticking out. For a recording room, you can shoot for whatever decay times make the recordings sound good, I think, but you still don't want to have room modes sticking out.