This community is amazing... I'm all the way from Portugal (living in Brazil now) and I've been reading all of the Ethan's acoustic concepts and solutions for as long as I can remember. Thank you all for being so generous when it comes to sharing knowledge.
Basically, I'm "building" a small space so I can produce (mostly Pop music) and mix . I have a pair of Yamaha HS7 and the only thing we want in the room is the workstation (which consists of the speakers, a desk with the iMac, midi controller.
We already rented the apartment, and now I have the option to build the studio in one of two rooms. This is a lease, so we can't make any structural changes. However, we can hang as many bass traps as we want, or build a wooden structure to fill with some absortion material.
What I would like to know given your expert opinion, is: What room can we get to sound better? (as in "more flat")
ROOM A: this was used as an office. It has a back sliding door that goes to the terrace (so we can work with it opened - we have no problems with neighbors, the apartment is almost isolated). All the wooden shelves can come out!
ROOM B: this was the living room. It's much bigger - we can cover the window with some kind of structure as well.
I think Room B is better because it's bigger (without having to leave the door open), and it has walls at the reflection points rather than windows. So you can more easily treat those areas with absorbers. I'd set up so you look out the window while listening, with the spiral stair case behind you in the rear right. Having the room get wider in back is another advantage.
Just in the event of doing it on Room A. Have you guys ever been in a room this size or smaller, that sounded good?
I agree with Ethan's earlier comments...
In answer to your question above: No.... decent for? no, it's not even half-way to 1500 cubic feet. I have some room calcs on my resources page that are quite 'in-depth' Free download. Get all you want, we'll make more. As far as the heavy, dense absorption, like rock wool. I do not recommend using it very deep. I'd say at the most about 4".. but YOU will need deep, deep broadband trapping AND membrane traps to tame the acoustics in either room. Room A would be very difficult and you'll be trying to fix it forever. Go with the larger room! Beware of copying forum posts and photos on the web. Almost 98% of it is wrong. Ethan has many articles on his site! ... As do i on my resources page. These resources are free to download and are backed up with testing Data! Go with that. Cheers, John
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Post by starandchlorisse on Jun 7, 2016 18:11:31 GMT
As a thought experiment:
Suppose that the entire apt is fully treated, with the addition of 2 removable bass traps in the doors as shown in blue. Is there a possibility to be considered to be appropriate in terms of cubic feet if we calculate all the space in yellow? Celling is 9.5 feet high.