Can anyone help me with a studio space im trying to renovate into a music production studio. How problematic is a L shape room, how much disadvantage will i suffer? I need to know the best placement for my monitors/setup. Also how would i treat the room where would i place my panels,diffusers,bass traps e.g
I have office like ceiling how would i treat this, ive researched rockwool?
what would be good for the floor? is laminate flooring good?.
Congrats on your decision to treat the room. While it's not an ideal space, much can be made of it.
The easiest thing to do is find a point around 38% of the length and do a talk test. Wherever your voice sounds most natural will be your listening position. From there, just install as much 20cm-thick rockwool with a 20cm gap as you can along the walls and ceiling.
Beyond that, there are many threads on this forum going over the basics of treating a room including that stickies and my 'Uber Simple Acoustics' post.
i dont think im going to do the rock wool around the room.
see attached for an example of where i could be placing panels
could you advise if the placement seems right as of the panels and my working position/desk
I also need advice in regards to my flooring, i have concrete flooring with ceramic tiles which is how it is.
Im going to go with laminate flooring what shall i look for in regards to thickness and kind. And also which underlay do i go for? ive come across acoustic underlay made of foam would this be efficient?
above ceiling i have office tiles, in this case shall i add rock wool pair with the tiles., ive assumed this a priority- as ceiling seems weak.
Placement comes down to a few things including acoustic optimization and functional practicality. The layout you've posted may be the best of both or it may not - you determine what's practical and acoustic measurements give you data to analyze. What I'm saying is, acoustically, you won't know what's best until you measure. RFZ, etc.
I can't imagine that foam behind laminate flooring will help you much with the sound of your room. If anything, that's probably so people below you won't hear your footsteps.
I'm not sure exactly where you're at in terms of knowledge but you can either follow some basic principles or get your hands dirty and start measuring acoustically.
im kinda trying to simplify the whole process, just want to get back to work-, wasn't able to pick the most ideal room. As of knowledge no im not the greatest at understanding what's what.. theres alot of new information surrounding acoustics that have totally confused me lol.
Being in a L room seeing all the complications seemed a bit off-putting, to where ive debated to reconstruct the room. in a wider sense, i know its all not that serious i just want to cover some rules for peace of mind. Ive usually in the past gone by what i see in other peoples home studios, treating these ways is new to me.
how do i measure RFZ?
also in terms of the panels you saying these might not be as effective? what would determine this. Could i use less, as im trying to save money as well.if i need to do some tests im willing to give that a go.
So im gonna use just any underlay ive gathered laminate is not the most ideal flooring- having researched hard wood. But wanna do with what I can but not pick a worst-case scenario such as carpet. I feel like foam underlay though might dampen the sound as if u used foam tiles rather than fabric panels.
I mean, I understand wanting to get the biggest bite for your chomp. If that's your aim then you just want a lot of treatment all over. The stickies cover this as well as my Uber Simple Acoustics post on this forum.
But I see you're trying to save money too. Well, here's where it gets tricky: cheap, fast, or good - pick two.
You want cheap and good, will take long. You want cheap and fast; not optimized. Good and fast? Spend.
You want three main things: an RFZ, corner treatment and modal optimization/room usability panels. RFZ goes at speaker mirror points - try to use at least 4-8" thick rigid. Corner traps can be rigid or fluffy, super chunks or panels. Fluffy can be upwards of 3' thick and, to be clear, it can go at RFZ points too. Modal/usability panels can be just like RFZ but are there for balancing modal response and/or making the room more usable.
That's it! Maybe after you can decide whether you want to dial it it via more FRK or diffusers. That will probably take time and money tho.