Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: corners

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    corners

    Sign in to disable this ad
    Hi,

    I'm trying to set up my home studio and I have a a question about low end treatment. In my room, only one of the corners can functionally house a bass trap. The other corner is adjacent to the front door of the house. Where the third would be is an 3 foot wide opening to a hallway, and the 4th is actually two 135 corners due to an angled door. I will have my monitors and desk at the end of the room with the angled door and the one corned that could have a bass trap. My question is, how would this odd-shaped room impact reflections and low-end buildup? Does anyone have any recommendations for how they'd treat such a room?

    0914181713a-jpeg0914181713a-jpeg

    The room is 14.667' x 21.64' x 8 ' . I also store some giant absorption panels a built against the rear wall so there is approx. 6' x 7' x 2' deep of roxul safensound against the rear wall.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lowell Street Studio, New England
    Posts
    11,907
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 530 Times in 504 Posts
    Rep Power
    18201935
    2 feet deep of Roxul? You would do better to put those into place around the room. Can you not set up your desk on the wall to the left in your pictures? The open doorway acts like a 'trap because nothing bounces back from it (unless there is a wall on the other side).
    You can always put trap panels on 'legs' or hang from hooks and move them out of the way when not in use so you're not permanently blocking doors or windows.
    Mike B My new album on CD Baby: Fact and Fiction
    My Bandcamp site: http://mikebirchmusic.bandcamp.com

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to mjbphotos For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Hey Mike,

    Thanks for the input. The roxul panels are used to create an isolation "room within a room". I've considered making movable traps, but I don't have a great place to keep them.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Texas USA
    Posts
    1,581
    Thanks
    124
    Thanked 302 Times in 278 Posts
    Rep Power
    1715604
    Well, the good news is that's a good sized room and unless it's an 8' ceiling it probably sounds Ok for a lot of recording without a ton of work.

    I'd treat the walls - are those panels actually 2' thick, or (as the drawing suggests), a bunch of 6" ones? Are they floor to ceiling height? You suggest they're movable, so why not just hang them around on the walls and take them down if you need?

    I'd consider a few permanent panels in the wall-ceiling join space - basically if you can't treat where 3 planes meet, try for 2. And, I'd still put a floor-ceiling trap in the one corner you can treat, as well as some on the walls at obvious early reflection points - not sure if you'll have a desk in there or it's just a studio space. If you have the funds or ability, you can make those look artsy.
    "... I know in the mornin' that it's gonna be good
    when I stick out my elbows and they don't bump wood." - Bill Kirchen

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to keith.rogers For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks so much for the advice Keith.

    The ceiling is 8'. Is that a bad thing?

    I'm trying to make the room for critical listening on one end and recording on the other.

    I'm planning to make some smaller panels to deal with the primary reflections. The panels in the back of the room are honestly more like movable walls. They're each 6" thick and 6' w x 7 l'. I built them a while ago so I could move them around to create a temporary isolated room. It was probably a bad Idea.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Texas USA
    Posts
    1,581
    Thanks
    124
    Thanked 302 Times in 278 Posts
    Rep Power
    1715604
    I just have found that taller ceilings make that less of an issue both when recording or listening. For mixing you'd probably be better off with some treatment overhead. If you can source Rockboard (denser, and comes in 2" thickness), it can make the panels less of an intrusion, but I have a couple of single thickness Roxul Safe'n'Sound "clouds" over my desk chair area, i.e., where I'm always seated, so it's not really a problem. (Plus I'm not a tall person by any stretch.)

    Why not start by spacing those big panels around the room, one on each wall (as @mjbphotos suggests), and see how it sounds?
    "... I know in the mornin' that it's gonna be good
    when I stick out my elbows and they don't bump wood." - Bill Kirchen

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Fremantle, Australia
    Age
    61
    Posts
    5,736
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 194 Times in 177 Posts
    Rep Power
    11584788
    Ceiling clouds help fix a low ceiling.

    Remember also that there are corners between the ceiling and walls that can also house bass traps.

    Alan.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. cutting corners?
    By timodell7 in forum Studio Building & Acoustic Treatment
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-07-2009, 10:07
  2. Are corners bad for monitors?
    By studiomaster in forum Recording Techniques
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 09-27-2006, 08:48
  3. Modifications for corners?
    By Dani Pace in forum Studio Building & Acoustic Treatment
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-15-2006, 15:47
  4. We need a few Sticky corners here
    By Anthony in forum Digital Recording & Computers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-26-2004, 01:32
  5. pillow's in the corners
    By lopie in forum Studio Building & Acoustic Treatment
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-13-2004, 11:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •