My bass player and I are building our own practice studio within some space we have access to where we can crank up the volume to 11 and be just fine. Awesome!
The best part is that we are literally designing and building the thing from the ground up. We're paying someone to do the actual construction, but what I'm really looking for advice on is design at this point.
Unfortunately, due to how the space is set up, we are stuck building a 20' x 15' rectangle. Yes, this is a lot of square footage (awesome, I know) for just one band, but I know non-parallel walls are ideal for combating bass modes and other frequency problems. We are able to put in a ceiling that is 8' high on one end and 10' high on the other, so presumably this will help a bit, but I'm hoping someone might know of a way to get our walls to be non-parallel within the rectangle that we're building.
I've considered simply hanging a bunch of 4" panels at an angle off of the wall, or even just leaning soundboard up against the wall at a slight angle on two of the walls. What do you guys think, though? Any ideas?
Aside from the fact that we're in a position to build the studio, our entire budget is pretty much going to be consumed by the construction, so we can't do anything too fancy.