Acoustic treatment for sloping room doable?

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  1. Qaiss

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    I've caught my eye on a new house and want to setup my new studio room.

    But the walls are sloping, how would that effect the acoustic treatment? Is it possible/advised? Or should I just go for a house with normal walls. See picture.
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    Anything that is not parallel is preferable.
     
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    I'm by far not an authority on this but I do know that the worst (small) room to mix in is a perfect square. A sloping wall may be a good thing.
     
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    in general thats advisable in terms of acoustics.
    in terms of insulation, thick and heavy walls are the best.
    generally found in old buildings, but they tend to be weak at the floor and ceiling.

    keep an eye on large or long metal parts integrated into the structure, they transmit everything and could be a no go for a studio.
     
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    you will need to deal with focusing effect, be sure to put more absorption on the narrow angle for it. In theory, it is easier to treat than a square one, but the models to calculate room modes would not apply directly to your room. If the ceilling is tall, it is even better.
     
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    Do you mean sloping ceiling? Walls that aren't parallel are fantastic and are easier to tune.
     
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    Kinda worry that sloping walls might possibly make room too diffuse, maybe? A la (so-called) reverberation rooms, standing waves. Guess ya can always hang rugs on walls or smthn if they're rly dense, reflective surfaces?
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys! I wasn't expecting non parrallel walls would be better.
     
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    Like @ptpatty said, worst rooms are with same dimensions.
    Worse is a small cube : same roof height than length and width.
    And with parallel walls... it is even worse ;):wink:

    Be careful on ONE thing : non parallel walls on the sides create a different stereo image

    good solution to this problem is :
    A - put the angled wall BEHIND, or (better) in FRONT of you (behind monitors)
    B - if not possible, put diffusers on lateral walls. They should solve most non parallel/stereo image troubles :wink:
     
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    Got it, thanks for the tip:like:
     
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