2 rooms to pick from - which one is best as a control room?
Old 3rd February 2013
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2 rooms to pick from - which one is best as a control room?

Hey guys, I spent what feels like 100000 years reading about room acoustics and now it all comes down to this little question:

I've got 2 rooms to pick from and now I need to decide which one I want to use as my control room. So...which of both room measures is more suitable for a CR?

Room 1: 10,17ft x 18,37ft x 12,47 (3,1m x 5,6m x 3,8m)
---> might be problematic because it's a bit small

Room 2: 19,03ft x 18,37ft x 12,47ft (5,8m x 5,6m x 3,8m)
---> might be problematic because it's almost a square

Which of both is the lesser of two evils? What would you recommend me?
Thank you for helping me out! Ben
Old 3rd February 2013
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I would go with the larger room as it give you more room for acoustics that can be built in. Honestly though I could get the other to work well also. Reminds me of your test room which you can see a test I did with broadband and tuned.
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/7597560-post146.html
Old 4th February 2013
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Great Glenn, thank you! I'd rather use the smaller room as my CR because the placement of the windows / doors is much better there. So you think I could make it work with superchunks, absorbers at the first reflection ponts and maybe a little diffusion in the back of the room?

And one last question: Although it's a rather high room 12,47ft (3,8m), absorbtion on the ceiling (clouds) is still necessary, am I right?

Thank you very much, have a great week!
Old 4th February 2013
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Great Glenn, thank you! I'd rather use the smaller room as my CR because the placement of the windows / doors is much better there. So you think I could make it work with superchunks, absorbers at the first reflection ponts and maybe a little diffusion in the back of the room?
Sure you can make that room work.

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And one last question: Although it's a rather high room 12,47ft (3,8m), absorbtion on the ceiling (clouds) is still necessary, am I right?
For the early reflection points yes.
Video Early or First Reflection Points - GIK Acoustics
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