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Are online pictures of small home studios misleading?
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May 17, 2021 - 7:58 pm
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I’m confused. On the acoustics guide —page 5— a good start size for a room is defined as being 17″ wide, 10″ tall and 23″ long. The numbers have double quotes (inches), instead of single ones (feet). I’m guessing they should be feet, right?

Watching pictures of small home studios online lead me to believe that I could get away with a small room. Here are a couple of examples:

https://www.gikacoustics.com/w…..caled.jpeg

https://www.gikacoustics.com/w…..ressor.jpg

My room dimensions are as follow.

W:
7.25 ft | 2.21 m

H:
Slanted ceiling
Higher side: 8.04 ft | 2.45 m
Lower side: 7.74 ft | 2.36 m

L:
12.96 ft | 3.95 m

Am I doomed? Are these pictures of small home studios totally misleading? Am I better off focusing on building a bigger room?

My goal is a two channel playback (4.5″ near field monitors) for post-processing mainly dialog and occasionally adding a music bed. A small home studio for content creation, like the one described here, but with the near field monitors next to the desk:

https://dslrvideoshooter.com/t…..ideo-desk/

I want to be able to record audio sitting right there and not have issues like reverb, muffled sound and the like. I want to be able to EQ and hear the changes and not have wave cancellation, etc.

I should mention that I’m a complete newbie. I signed up yesterday to this forum. I bought my first near field monitors, audio interface and dynamic mic three weeks ago. I hope I’m not repeating a topic or boring someone with such a basic question.

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With these dimensions and your chosen usage, it would be best to find another room with greater volume and larger dimensions. The acoustical issues that your small width and height will produce will require so much treatment to mitigate that you would not have any place to sit. Send us another room and we can help you with that one.

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Thank you Dennis. By the way, I just found this video today.

So, it is headphones for me, and a way to make vocals work —while I get the money to build a new room.

Until then.

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Keep the gain down with phones.

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