At 2/6/13 10:57 AM, Megamannt92 wrote:
Here are some pictures of my space. As you can see; its full of crap. It isn't great, I don't know what I could do to improve it.
Well the clutter in that space provides both some downfalls and some good stuff. For one, anything in there that resonates will resonate. So anything with thin hard material can cause weird stuff to be boosted or distorted, but for the most part that stuff will simply diffuse and in some cases absorb higher end frequencies. Its the hard flat surface that will cause the most trouble. You might want to consider building baffles around your mixing area, but for the most part a few bass traps are still going to be the best thing you can do for that space because like I said...bass traps will also absorb high end.
However, considering the size of the room, it won't be a small task to improve the acoustics dramatically, but definitely start by getting some intense bass traps and maybe some carpeting for that super reflective floor. It doesnt have to look pretty, just functionally reduce flutter echo and coupling.
At 2/6/13 02:38 PM, Twune wrote:
I've always known the monitoring position to be 1/2 side-to-side, 1/3 (or 1/5) of the length front-to-back.
Well every space is different, and nobody puts their desk straight up in the center of the room. But the idea is that by creating equidistant walls either on one of more sides, you are making it possible to more accurately predict reflections and therefore more easily treat the problems. The closer to the center of the room, the more so this helps. Getting it right on at least one pair of walls is about all that is practically needed though. The 1/3rd thing is just a measure to make sure you dont put your desk right up against a wall which is a no no.