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    UPDATE: Hey everyone, thanks for all the tips. I'm finally moved in, and although I originally mentioned not mixing much down here, I've realized I definitely want to use the space for mixing since I will be spending a good amount of time here as it is.

    I decided to set up in front of that wall instead of the window. Off the bat, the acoustics in the room are all over the place. I will be building panels, just more or less need help figuring their position. The plan is to build them out of wood, 17 x 48 in , filled with recycled denim. (I'll more than likely remove all pictures off the wall at this point.)

    Thanks!

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    The first thing to do then, is get those corners (wall-wall and ceiling-wall) trapped. Symmetry can be important, right now you've got that sofa absorbing, with window reflecting above it, so put some heavy drapes on it, and then put some (at least) 2" thick traps on the opposite wall to try to balance things.
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    Just chiming in to mention it looks like the monitors are pointed at your chest.
    Try flipping those sloped stands/isolation pads around, so the monitors are angled up and crossing at head height or..you know...just duck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjbphotos View Post
    The first thing to do then, is get those corners (wall-wall and ceiling-wall) trapped. Symmetry can be important, right now you've got that sofa absorbing, with window reflecting above it, so put some heavy drapes on it, and then put some (at least) 2" thick traps on the opposite wall to try to balance things.
    Thanks! I’ll get started with the corners for sure. Just awkward with the hallway there for that 4th corner I guess. Would you recommend I also add some panels to the sides of the couch? Also where to place panels behind my desk and on the wall opposite of my desk. The panels 17 x 48 inches and are 6 inches deep with the recycled denim Insulation being 3 inches. Thanks again!
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    Thank you! I got some stands on the way I just bought. Funny enough I did catch myself ducking haha

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    Monitoring in the nearfield takes the majority of the room out,so shouldn't have to do a lot.
    Think wall rug,bookcases,heavy drapes etc...

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    not acoustically related but I like the colored lighting treatment, what are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPP90 View Post
    Thanks! I’ll get started with the corners for sure. Just awkward with the hallway there for that 4th corner I guess. Would you recommend I also add some panels to the sides of the couch? Also where to place panels behind my desk and on the wall opposite of my desk. The panels 17 x 48 inches and are 6 inches deep with the recycled denim Insulation being 3 inches. Thanks again!
    Because the hall corner is 'open', there will be less reflections, but you can mount panels flat to that wall there. Do your monitors have rear-firing bass ports? If so, panels behind them would be a good idea. If not, then don't worry about front or rear wall panels at this point, get the corners and first reflection points taken care of.
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