I'm re-arranging my room to have a better mixing position and I was looking for some suggestions. I've attached a picture to give a better idea of what my room looks like. As far as the picture goes, the brown desk indicates about where my studio monitors are placed and where I sit. My mattress is situated off one of the side walls. There's a gap on the opposite wall. Right above that gap on the opposite wall, I have a couple guitars and a small 1x12 guitar cabinet placed. The extra black rectangle in the lower left corner indicates my door. The blue thing in center of the picture should be disregarded.
My room is 16.8 x 13.5 ft. The ceiling is 9 ft. I'm sitting about 6.5 ft to 7 ft at the mixing position.
Question #1 Is there any object in my room that's getting in the way of my studio monitor's clarity?
Question # 2 I wanted to add an converted acoustic to electric drum kit to my room, but I'm not sure where the best place to put it would be in order to keep away any harmful reflections towards my mix. The most optimal and convenient place for me would be along the back wall, but I'm not sure if that's the best idea. Any suggestions?
Question #3 Also for my back wall, I wanted to add some bass traps. There's a door situated in my lower left corner, so I can only put one bass trap in that corner up towards the ceiling. However, in the other corner on the right, I can place many more bass traps because that area is completely clear. My question is would it be better to place as many bass traps as possible in that right corner or should I only put one bass trap on the ceiling in that right corner so that it matches the left corner and maintains symmetry?
Yes so you'll be lengthwise oriented in the room. At least try it - it's the best practice to put your listening position about 38% from the front lengthwise. Be sure to take a measurement. SPL is primarily improved through positioning.