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Small Room Tracking/Mixing Treatment
Old 2 weeks ago
  #1
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Small Room Tracking/Mixing Treatment

Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of setting up a room in my basement for recording vocals and mixing. The room is oddly-shaped, but it's the only one I can use for this studio. It is a very small room (roughly 11' by 7'). I have attached pictures for reference. The 3rd picture is a small boxed off area where you enter the room, with the 1st and 2and pics being what you see when you walk in. My mixing position is along the rear wall (1st picture), with the 2nd picture. I have centered it between the 2 walls and moved the desk back a bit from the wall. I figured I would treat the wall behind it, beside it and obviously the first reflection points on the wall behind me where my speakers are pointing. I have 3" rockwool and plan to build some broadband absorbers. Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 1 week ago
  #2
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I’m certainly not an expert but a few tips I’ve picked up from some of the knowledgeable experts here: Bass traps, bass traps, and more bass traps. Also, generally in smaller rooms you want your preferably non-rear-ported monitors as close to the front wall as possible, reason being that it brings any SBIR frequencies up to a more easily treated frequency. Low frequencies, especially below 100Hz are quite difficult to tame. You also want to be mindful of the first reflection points above and to the sides. The thicker you can make your absorbers the better.

Ethan Winer, who posts frequently in this forum, has an awesome resource for acoustic treatment
https://ethanwiner.com/acoustics.html

Also check out GIK acoustics. I’ve bought a few of their products and it has served me well.
Old 1 week ago
  #3
You want to sit in the middle of the left side wall. Then, I would probably try to replicate the slant wall on the left side and fill the part in front with absorption.

Do a few measurements, they'll tell you what you need to do.
Old 1 week ago
  #4
The area where you enter the room could be the most tricky part. You may be able to do a bass trap on wheels to roll in front of that area when in the room perhaps. Cosign on the recommendation to speak to GIK Acoustics - really helpful guys and great product range. Not as cheap as DIY of course but not the most expensive either.
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