10x12-ish room in the basement, turned the closet into a vocal/acoustic booth which is good enough for me now. Both sides are on hinges so I can get to the shelves and cables hanging on the wall. Plus I can shut the curtains to isolate it more. Not a totally isolated booth, but sounds much better. The furnace room is on the other side of it so I am putting rockwool behind and above the closet.
- acoustic curtains to replace the red ones
- build a rack for my interface, run permanent cables from the closet and side of the room for mics, guitars/bass etc.
- acoustic curtain from vocal booth to go on the wall outside of the studio to cut down on some of the basement noise. *might* build a separate wall to isolate the room
I don't play acoustic very often, and when I do, it's usually just to record something. It's just a matter of removing one or 2 of the electrics in front to gain access. And yes, this room is not properly treated, but I do the best I can. I have 6 different reference monitors I can use:
- Mackie CR3
- Sony Headphones via separate amp
- Sony ear buds via AI
- Sony micro system with 3 inch drivers
- my wifes, mid level quality PC speakers in her office downstairs.
i have an A/B/C/D box to switch between KRK - Mackie - Sony Headphones - Sony micro system
I know my room. I know all my reference monitors. I don't even bother listening in my car anymore.
I've been thinking about ripping out my studio and starting again with a whole new home built desk and racks. If I do this, I will treat the room. I have lots of 90's and 2000's outboard gear that I don't use anymore. It's time to hose down and start again.