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Room acoustics advice
Posts: 1
March 3, 2020 - 3:48 pm


I am looking to improve the acoustics of my large bedroom. The room itself is about 25 ft by 18 ft so quite a large room.The ceiling is on an incline with the peak being about 30 ft high and right above the setup it's about 10 ft tall. My studio setup is in front of a large slide glass door out to my balcony with some traffic noise. Although, i'm not to concerned about completely soundproofing the door as it's quite minimal noise.

I noticed that the low end in this room can be very muddy as well as some reverb due to the room size.I have a subwoofer as well, it's just not pictured below. I am hoping for any advice as to where i should start making this room a bit more acoustically treated.

Attached are a few pictures to get the general idea about how the room is setup.

Posts: 7
March 5, 2020 - 5:20 am

Hi Ryan.

You seem to have a pretty nice space to work with. And, as a simple forum user just like you, I would be curious to know more about it.

When you talk about "recording", I imagine by seeing you keyboard you digitally record (midi?) tracks. But you need good acoustics to monitor that recording.
Or are you also recording live instruments and sung voice through mics?

I'm particularly interested in some aspects of your project, like dealing with the ceiling. I'm also working on a home studio project (for "spoken" voice, not for music) where I have to deal with 45Β° slanted walls. I do not enjoy a maximum height of 9(!) meters, though. In my case, the height is limited by a flat ceiling at the standard 2.40m (8ft)

Few remarks based on my (recent) understanding of acoustics. Denis will correct me if I said something wrong.

* Given your room size, it can hold soundwaves up to 45~60 Hz. Anything below that will just not fit into the room.
* Is it a window we can see on the left in the first picture? In one of his videos , Denis explains we can't deal with a window on side of the speakers and a wall on the other side here: I don't know if this applies to your case. Maybe a clever usage of absorbing curtains or simply moving your recording station somewhere else in the room could help. Like everything I say here, Denis will have the final word on this.

Whatever is the outcome, keep us in touch!

- Sylvain

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March 6, 2020 - 7:56 am

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