I'm new here and I need some suggestions of how to setup my new rehearsal room. I just joined a metal band and they have 2 guitar amps and 2 drums set, although they only use 1 set (the other set belongs to another guy). I'm gonna place the PA system very soon. Right now the configuration of the room is as shown in the attached figure.
What would be your suggestions of how to setup the rehearsal room?
Thanks in advance.
Biggest thing, imho, apart from eye contact is to get the low end right. I'd put the drum kits and the bass amps in the corners of the room, at the right distance out from the corner to give the best low end response. The drums are close, but I'd angle them a bit.
With the PA speakers, the main thing is to place them so that everyone can hear, but you avoid feedback.....
Might be an idea to use some self powered wedge monitors. Conventional small PAs used as Vocal PAs in small rehearsal rooms tend to be a recipe for feedback, and the vocalists often can't hear themselves. You could also convert a small PA into a mono vocal PA using one of the channels as the monitor for the vocalist on the floor like a wedge (often cheap stand mount PA boxes are designed to work both ways, eg: mackie, but with a few concrete blocks and some carpet or foam you can probably get pretty much anything to rest on its side at an angle), and the other side on a stand facing away from the vocalist for everybody else to hear. In the 1960s and 1970s it was common for the vocalist to have a mono backline amplifier much like a guitar amp to sing through at live shows.